Training Opportunities

Scotland has an excellent track record for staging Sprint competitions, and in recent years these have included Race the Castles (including Edinburgh and Stirling) as well as WOC 2015 races in Nairn and Forres. Scotland has a well-supported and attended Scottish Orienteering Urban League, alongside races counting towards the UK Orienteering League. Sprint Scotland, organised by Masterplan Adventure, is a series of competitions aimed at both elite level and wider public participation.

Edinburgh Big Weekend 2020

The Edinburgh Big Weekend 2020 was staged by Edinburgh University Orienteering Club. Results from this great event can be viewed here.

Euromeeting 2021

It is hoped that we will host Euromeeting in Summer 2023 in venues in and around Stirling. Areas will be subject to embargos at the appropriate time. The Scottish 6 Days Orienteering 2023 will take place in August and it is proposed to provide a Training Camp around Euromeeting to link up the two events.

Edinburgh Big Weekend 2021

Details to be confirmed

Training Venues

The ease of travel to Edinburgh and central Scotland means that opportunities for pre-WOC training are excellent. The Scottish Orienteering Association welcomes participation in their own competitions by international squads and athletes.

Several quality training venues not currently subject to embargoes are within easy reach of Edinburgh and include Glasgow, St Andrews and Dunfermline, the former Royal Capital of Scotland. Traffic-free training is possible at other university campus locations as well as new towns such as Livingston. Details of training maps e.g. downloads will be made available in due course.

Enquiries can be directed to Ian Maxwell, Training Coordinator at

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