Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2010 - Friday 4th June

This was at Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld on Friday 4th June.

The Festival is aimed at pupils who have been introduced to orienteering through their school and the courses will be set at a level that will allow success for all pupils who have grasped the basic skills. Courses will be set for Primary 5 and upwards.


Results are here.


There are photos from the event on this Picasa gallery.


Event Information

This year saw an entry of 380 pupils from over 30 schools.

The SSOA is grateful to North Lanarkshire Council, Chris Bernard & his Staff at the Country Park for allowing the Festival to take place at such short notice.


Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld. NS 787733.


Country Park of mixed woodland, rough open pasture and extensive path network


Updated May 2010 by T.O’Brien. Scale 1:10,000.

The scale means 1 cm on the map equates to 100 m on the ground. Maps will be issued to pupils one minute before they start. Pairs will receive one map between them and can collect a second map at the end of the competition.


These will be set from P5-S6. The main factor about the courses is that they will be planned to provide maximum success for the participants. It is however, presumed that all participants will have had some practical experience of orienteering at School and are familiar with an orienteering map. Pupils may enter any course as a solo participant of as a pair.

Start times from 10.02 > 11.59

There is one start for everyone which is 500m due north from the Park Rd jct to the east of the Millenium Longhouse. This Park Road bisects the Golf Course so check both ways before passing through the Golf Course and give way to golfers in play. Call up at -2.

Electronic Timing

The Sportident system of timing shall be used & each competitor/pair will be issued with an electronic peg to use on their course at the start area.


Awards to 1st 3 individuals on each course. Team awards will be made where there are sufficient entries.


With the last start time being 11.59, this should allow us to have a prize giving at approximately 1.00-1.15 pm.

Current Trophy holders should ensure that all Individual and Team Trophies be returned before or on the day of the event.


Results will be here after the event.


Scottish Schoolsport Federation logo

International Schoolsport Federation logo

Scottish Orienteering logo

British Schools logo

The Scottish Schools’ Festival is supported by -

Robin Strain of East Lothian Orienteers
Scottish Schools’ Sport Federation
Scottish Schools’ Orienteering Association
Scottish Orienteering Association
St Andrew’s Orienteering Club (Glasgow)
St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
Biggar High School
Tinto Orienteering Club