Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival

Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge/Glasgow - Friday 7 June

Keep the date free. Details will come out later this term.

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival

Callendar Park, Falkirk - Friday 2 June


Individual and School Year Group Results

RouteGadget allows you to look at the courses, plot where you went and compare your route to that of others"

WinSplits gives you another way to compare your times for every leg with your friends and rivals.

A PDF of all results is easier to scan.

The calculation of the overall school results show that congratulations are due to Newton PS and to Stewart's Melville College.

Advance Information

This year’s festival will take place for the first time at Callendar Park, Falkirk on Friday 2 June. Being in a central location Callendar Park is easily reach from the M9 and M876. The area is a combination of parkland and mixed woodland with a good path network. Courses will be planned to stay in the best areas avoiding the summer undergrowth.

Entries are now closed and the Start Times are now available.

Final Details and Course Details are now available.

Updated: 5th June 2023

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival

Scone Palace, Perth - Wednesday 1st June

In 2022 we returned to the grounds of Scone Palace, just outside Perth, where the Festival was due to be held in 2020. A great day's orienteering and other activities were enjoyed by over 300 pupils from all round Scotland.

There is a brief report with some photos on the Scottish Orienteering website.


The results now show the individual results and the school's results
Routegadget allows you to see all the courses and to draw or upload your route and look at others.
WinSplits gives you another way to compare your times for every leg with your friends and rivals.

Updated: 3rd June 2022

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival

It has become inevitable with the ongoing spread of Covid-19 and subsequent Government measures to help control the outbreak, including school closures, that we need to cancel the 2020 edition of the Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival.

The event was to have been held in early June at Scone Palace and the SSOA would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers and SOA Development Staff for the work they had already undertaken in preparation for the Festival. We will be back in 2021 and in the meantime we hope that all school staff and pupils remain healthy and safe in the coming months.

Updated: 22nd March 2020

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry - Friday 7th June

Results are published.

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Updated: 7th June 2019

World Schools' Championships

Estonia, 29th April to 5th May

You can follow the team on the SSOA Facebook page.

Updated:26th April 2019

World Schools' Selection Races

Estonia 2019

Faskally Woods, Pitlochry - Sunday 9 September 2018

Final Details and start lists are now available.

Contact Blair Young if there are any problems

Updated:30th Aug 2018

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow - Friday 1st June


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Updated: 1st June 2018

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival

Drumpellier Country Park

Updated: 2nd June 2017


Final Details and Start List are now available.

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World Schools' Selection Races and Criteria

Italy 2017

Updated:28th Aug 2016

Results of the selection races

It seems no time at all since we returned from the highly successful 2015 Championships but it is already time to begin the preparations for 2017. This time the Championships will be held in Palermo, Sicily from 22 to 28 April 2017.

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Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2016 - Friday 3rd June

Dalkeith Park, Dalkeith

Updated: 5th Jun 2016

The SSOA are pleased to announce that results, photographs and the event report are now available for the 2016 festival.

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Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2015 - Friday 5th June

Dechmont Law, Livingston

Updated: 6th Jun 2015

2015 Results

This years' SSOF was be held at Dechmont Law with Deans Community High School acting as our Event Centre in Livingston.

The SSOA are pleased to announce that the Festival was organised on our behalf by Interlopers Orienteering Club who are currently working within West Lothian to develop orienteering and acknowledge the help received from West Lothian Council.

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World Schools’ Orienteering Championships 2015 – Turkey

Updated: 30th Apr 2015

This years’ WSOC took place around the Antalya- Kemer area of Turkey between the 18-24 April.

Read the full report from the event.

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World Schools' Orienteering 2015

Team Scotland Selection Races

Posted: 9th Sep 2014

The selection races for next year's World Schools' Championships are now confirmed for Sunday 5 October at Tentsmuir, Fife. The races are being held in conjunction with the KFO SoSol details of which will be posted here

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Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2014 - Friday 6th June

Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge/Glasgow

Updated: 6th Jun 2014

Results are now available.

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Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2013 - Friday 7th June

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Updated: 8th June 2013

Results are now available.

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World Schools' Orienteering Championships, 2013

Faro, Portugal

Report of the 2013 World Schools' Orienteering Championships

Posted: 22nd April 2013

Scotland had a successful week, bringing home 2 team medals and 5 individual medals.

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World Schools' Team Scotland Selection Races

Posted: 23rd Sep 2012

For the World Schools' Orienteering Championships 2013, Portugal

The selection races for next year's World Schools' Championships are now confirmed for Saturday 3 November at Tentsmuir, Fife. This area has been selected as it has similar characteristics to the areas that will be used for the Championship courses in Portugal.

More information about selection race...

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2012 - Wednesday 6th June

Lanark Racecourse and Moor Country Park

Updated: 8th Jun 2012

The Festival was aimed at pupils who have been introduced to orienteering through their school and the courses were set at a level that will allow success for all pupils who have grasped the basic skills. Over 350 pupils from P5 to S6 took part in the slightly damp conditions.

More details and results for SSOF 2012

Team Scotland Selection Criteria

Posted: 4th May 2012

For the World Schools' Orienteering Championships 2013, Portugal

The selection criteria for next year's Championships will follow the same pattern as previously used to select the Scottish Teams.

More information about selection criteria...

British Schools' Orienteering Championships Weekend, 2011

Updated: 20th Nov 2011

Results now available, also Routegadget and WinSplits.

Scottish Schools' Sprint Championships results and WinSplits.

The Sprint was held on Saturday 19 November at Lanark Loch, on a bright, dry autumn day. Eleven schools took part.

The weekend events were organised by the Scottish Schools' Orienteering Association with the assistance of Scottish Orienteering, Biggar High School, Linlithgow Orienteering Club(LINOC), TINTO, Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club(ESOC), Edinburgh University Orienteering Club(EUOC), St Andrews Orienteering Club(Glasgow)(STAG) and friends from other Orienteering Clubs around Scotland.

More information about the weekend

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2011 - Wednesday 22nd June

Scone Palace, Perth

Posted:22nd Jun 2011

After being re-scheduled due to storm damage to the trees at Scone Palace, the event took place with nearly 400 pupils running courses designed for P5/6 to S5/6.

2011 event page.

World Schools' Orienteering Championships, 2011

Northern Italy, 2011

Report of the 2011 World Schools' Orienteering Championships

Posted: 1st Jun 2011

A fantastic gold medal winning run for Banchory Academy's Jennifer Ricketts was the highlight of a highly successful World Schools Championship for Scotland.

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Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2010 - Friday 4th June

Posted: 5th Jun 2010

This was at Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld on Friday 4th June.
Full details and Results on the 2010 event page.

British Schools' Orienteering Championships, 2009

Posted: 24th Nov 2009

IMG_2704_thumbCongratulations to all of the Scottish Schools who travelled to Northumberland for the 2009 British Schools Championships held at Druridge Bay Country Park on Sunday 22 November.

This was easily the largest contingent from Scotland for many years and with the success gained this will hopefully encourage even more Schools to travel to future events.

Read more and photos…

Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival, 2009

Posted: 8th Jun 2009

The 2009 Festival was held at Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow on Friday 5th June.

The results from this years event are on the 2009 results page.



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