Scottish Orienteering Association

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Scottish Orienteering Association
Scottish Orienteering Association.jpg
Sport Orienteering
Abbreviation SOA
Affiliation BOF
Official website

Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) also known as Scottish Orienteering is the association for Orienteering in Scotland and is a constituent association of the British Orienteering Federation.[1]

Governance and organisation[edit]

The SOA's governing body is composed of President Roger Scrutton and directors in seven areas. The seven areas are Development, Marketing & Communications, Operations, Performance, Partnerships, Secretary and Treasurer. All members of the governing body are volunteers. The volunteers are supported by four salaried staff in the roles of Professional Officer, a Development Officer & two Part-Time Regional Development Officers. Due to the high volunteer to paid staff ratio, much of the work such is undertaken by volunteers.

The Associations membership is roughly 1,400 who act as volunteers, organising and staging events. Of the members many also coach and are members of SOA affiliated local clubs of which there are 18 local and 4 university.[2]


The Associations membership is roughly 1,400.[2]

Affiliated Scottish Clubs[edit]

Local clubs[edit]

These clubs are the Scottish clubs listed on the SOA's website.[3]

Abbreviation Full name Web address Other notes
AYROC Ayrshire Orienteering Club
BASOC Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club
CLYDE Clydeside Orienteers
ECKO Loch Eck Orienteers
ELO East Lothian Orienteers
ESOC Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club
ESOA East of Scotland Orienteering Association
FVO Forth Valley Orienteers
GRAMP Grampian Orienteers
INT Interløpers
INVOC Inverness Orienteering Club
KFO Kingdom of Fife Orienteers
MAROC Mar Orienteering Club
MOR Moravian Orienteering Club
RR Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club
SOLWAY Solway Orienteers
STAG St Andrew’s (Glasgow)
TAY Tayside Orienteers
TINTO Tinto Orienteering Club

University clubs[edit]

Abbreviation Full name Web address Other notes
AUOC - not affiliated to SOA/BOF as of November 2013 Aberdeen University Orienteering Club
EUOC Edinburgh University Orienteering Club [1]
GUOC - not affiliated to SOA/BOF as of November 2013. Glasgow University Orienteering Club
StAUOC - not affiliated to SOA/BOF as of November 2013 St Andrews University Orienteering Club

Scottish Schools Orienteering Association[edit]

New Logo of the SSOA

There is a Scottish Schools Orienteering Association which is abbreviated to SSOA. [3] The SSOA's main aims are to encourage schools to introduce orienteering to either the formal or informal curriculum and to organise an annual festival where these skills can be tested. This annual event, which took place on a Sunday, was until 1994 the Scottish Schools Orienteering Championships. The Annual Schools' Festival now runs on the first Friday of June and is called Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival(SSOF).In 2008 the SSOA held the World Schools' Championships in Edinburgh. [4] The 2017 SSOF was held at Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge on Friday June 2nd.


The Organisation also has four major partners, Scottish Schools Sport Federation, International School Sport Federation, SOA and British Schools Orienteering Association.[6]


  1. ^ Quick, Hilary (1 December 2008). "Membership Information". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Pathways into Sport Scottish Orienteering Association" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Scottish O Clubs". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  4. ^ "About the Scottish Schools Orienteering Association". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Results". Scottish Schools Orienteering Association. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Scottish Schools Orienteering Association". Scottish Schools Orienteering Association. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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