Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2014 - Friday 6th June

Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge/Glasgow

Updated: 6th Jun 2014

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


Results are now published.

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More Information

Blair Young
PE Department,
Biggar High School
John's Loan
ML12 6AG or


Drumpellier Park, Coatbridge/Glasgow

Downloadable documents

Final Info PDF of this page
Start List PDF
Start List XLSX


The Country Park lies beside the A752, two miles south of Junction 2a on the M73 and two miles north of the Baillieston Interchange on the M8/A8 Glasgow to Edinburgh Road. Tel No for the Country Park is 01235 422257.

location map 2014

On arrival at the event the team organiser should proceed to the Education Room in the visitor centre where SI dibbers can be collected for the whole team. Take care to give the correct dibber to each pupil and any unused dibbers are returned. Warn the pupils that lost dibbers will cost the school £30. Can those orienteers who have their own SI dibber, please bring it to the event.

Terrain and Safety

The area has a good path network with a main path around Lochend Loch. Mixed woodland and fast, flat tracks. Please note that the undergrowth is high this year. There will be a lot of controls in the area – please advise competitors that, even on the shorter courses they may come across controls that are not on their course.


The map scale is 1:10000 with the contour interval at 5 m. The map will be printed on A4 size waterproof paper. The map was updated in May 2014 by T O’Brien. Control Descriptions will be in written format and printed on the front of the map.


The start will be very close to the Visitor Centre and to the car park.  Starts are from 10.15 to 12.15. Start lists above.


Please ask all runners to punch the finish control and then proceed to the download as quickly as possible. This will help to ensure that the results can be processed as soon as possible. Download will be located in the Education Room in the Visitor Centre.

Toilets /Café  

These are available in the Visitor Centre.


There are team trophies for each course worked out from the total time of best three from the school. Overall Schools Trophies, Primary and Secondary, go to the school with most runners within twice the winners time.

Prize Giving

This will take place as soon as possible after 1.15 pm. Current trophy holders – please return these to registration on arrival.


Please help us to keep litter to a minimum by encouraging your pupils to either use the bins provided or take litter home. Runners are asked not to take food or drink out on their course as this inevitably leads to litter being dropped. Thank you for your co-operation with this matter.


The year, pupils who cannot find controls or visit the wrong one will not be disqualified but will have a 10 minute penalty for each one missing. Pupils who deliberately miss controls may still be disqualified.


Course Distance Climb Controls
P5/6 G 1420 m 0 m 5
P5/6 B 1470 m 0 m 6
P7 G 2070 m 0 m 8
P7 B 2250 m 15 m 8
S1 G 2420 m 5 m 9
S1 B 2490 m 20 m 8
S2 G 2480 m 25 m 8
S2 B 2640 m 25 m 9
S3 G 2590 m 25 m 7
S3 B 3110 m 30 m 10
S4 G 3 890 m 20 m 11
S4 B 4440 m 35 m 13
S5/6 G 3890 m 20 m 11
S5/6 B 4440 m 35 m 13


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International Schoolsport Federation logo

Scottish Orienteering logo

British Schools logo

The Scottish Schools' Festival is supported by -

The Strain Family - East Lothian Orienteers
Scottish Schools' Orienteering Association
STAG Orienteering Club
Biggar High School