BTO Urban League 2017

Dates and locations for the 2017 season have been further finalised. As there will (most likely) be 11 events in the series the best 5 results will count for the overall score.

After 5 years of coordinating the SOUL series from its inception in 2012 as a regional offshoot of the NOPESPORT (now UKUL) urban league, current SOUL coordinator Andy Paterson (CLYDE) hands over the reins to Pat Squire (INT). 

  Date Club/Location
1 21st January EUOC – Edinburgh – Part of EUOC’s Big Weekend
2 5th February ESOC – West Edinburgh
3 19th February MOR – Lossiemouth – Scottish Sprint Championships
4 13th May ECKO – Dunstaffnage & Dunbeg
5 19th May ELO – Tranent - Part of Scottish Championships weekend
6 2nd August Sprint Scotland – Ballater – Rest day of the Scottish 6-Day
7 20th August STAG – Cumbernauld
8 10th September FVO - Dunblane
9 23rd September BASOC – Aviemore – part of Highland Wolf Weekend
10 28th October INT – Livingston – Part of INTrepid Weekend
11 12th November TINTO – Biggar (tbc)

BTO SOUL 7, Cumbernauld, Aug 20

STAG welcomes you back to the Urban delights of Cumbernauld. Based at Cumbernauld Theatre, located itself within Cumbernauld Park, Courses 1 > 5 shall be mostly Urban based whereas Courses 6 & 7 shall be located mostly within Cumbernauld Park.
Online enry via SiEntries and details on the STAG website

Edinburgh Big Weekend 2017


A full list of results, RouteGadget, Winsplits etc. for the weekend.

Scottish Orienteering Urban League Logo

BTO Urban League guidelines

Updated for 2017

SOUL events should follow as closely as possible the comprehensive BOF Urban events guideline (Rules of Orienteering Appendix B, section11), the May 2016 version of which can be found here.

This provides guidance on course lengths, combinations and specific advice regarding safety for juniors.

The main change is the introduction of new Hypervet classes (75+).

BTO Urban League 2016

Final Podiums Announced

The 2016 series is now over and the podiums are listed below. The prize-giving will be at EUOC big weekend on 21st January, with prizes for top 3 in each class!

The successful partnership with BTO solicitors continued and we had 9 fantastic urban races. A mix of sprint and classic urban races from Aberdeen in the NE to newly mapped Paisley in the SW, and two World Ranking Events.
bto SOUL series results

Event Date Location Club Details
SOUL 1 Sat Jan 23 Edinburgh EUOC Website
SOUL 2 Sun Feb 7 South Queensferry ESOC Website
SOUL 3 Sun Apr 3 Paisley CLYDE Website
SOUL 4 Sat Apr 9 Livingston INT Website
SOUL 5 Sat Jun 25 Aberdeen Westhill GRAMP Website
SOUL 6 Sat Jul 16 Falkirk (WRE) SprintScotland Website
SOUL 7 Sun Jul 17 Stirling (WRE) SS/FVO Website
SOUL 8 Sat Sep 10 Kingussie BASOC Website
SOUL 9 Sun Nov 13 Lanark Tinto Website


BTO SOUL 8, Lanark, Nov 13

BTO SOUL 6/7, Sprint Scotland, Jul 16/17

BTO SOUL 5, Aberdeen Westhill, June 25

BTO Solicitors extend SOUL series sponsorship

BTO SOUL 4, Livingston, Apr 9

BTO SOUL 3, Paisley, Apr 3

BTO SOUL 2, Sth Queensferry, Feb 7

BTO SOUL 1, Edinburgh, Jan 23

2015 bto Urban League Prizegiving

Urban League 2015

Urban League 2014

Urban League 2013

SOUL series 2012 final event and prizegiving

Change to guidelines for junior courses

Scottish Urban League, Proposal