Scottish Schools' Orienteering Festival
2018 - Friday 1st June

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Updated: 1st June 2018

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.

The Festival was held on Friday 1 June 2018.


Results in various formats

Final details

Final Details and Start List are now available.


Due to construction work at Nether Pollok we have moved our base to the Lochinch Sports Ground owned by Police Scotland which was the venue for this year's Scottish Night Championships. The plus with this is that we have a much better base for the event but the downside is that the single track road in this area of the Park is unsuitable for large coaches. This means that those travelling in a large coach need to park at Cartha Rugby Club and students will need to walk 900 m along a grass verge between the parking area and Lochinch. There should be very little traffic apart from those going to the Festival and the speed limit is 5 mph.


Pollock Country Park, Haggs Road, Glasgow G41 4AR. The event will be based at Lochinch Sports Pavilion (change from original information). Parking for coaches tbc. Details and instructions will be published before the event.


The Area is a mix of mature woodland and open parkland areas. There is a very good path network.


The map has been recently updated and is at a scale of 1:7500 for all courses.


These will be set from P5-S6 as shown on the entry summary sheet. 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 or as part of a pair. If a School wishes to enter a mixed pair these runners should be entered on the boys event.
Pairs should be bracketed on the entry form.

Pupils should know that the correct controls should be visited in order. If they do not manage that they will be given penalties rather than being disqualified.


All facilities, plus parking, will be in close proximity.

Start times

Start times will be available from 10.15 am until 12.15 pm. Please note that runners from the same School, and on the same course, will start at least 4 minutes apart therefore your first start time will need to allow all your entries to begin by 12.15.

Electronic Timing

We will again be using the Sportident system of timing. Each competitor/pair will be issued with an electronic "dibber" to use on their course at the start area. If your pupils are unfamiliar with this system let us know and we will arrange for a demonstration before your first start time. Pupils who are regular orienteers may have their own "dibber" which they can use. Please add the Sportident number to the entry sheet.

Unfortunately, we have to charge schools £30 for any dibbers lost by their pupils although, happily, this is a very rare occurence.
Information about sportident can be found on the Scottish Orienteering Association website.


Awards to first 3 individuals on each course. Team awards will be made where there are sufficient entries. Winning Teams are decided by adding the first three finish times.


Will be made at the end of the event as soon as final results are available.

Entry Fees

School Registration Fee of £5 to cover general administration costs and affiliation to Scottish Schools’ Orienteering Association. The entry fee is £2.00 per participant (ie £4.00/pair)


Please use the official forms that you can download below and ensure that

Entry Form

Entry Form Summary

SPostal Entries should be Sent to:

7 St Ninians
ML11 7HX

Postmarked no later than 24th May 2018.

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

More Information

Mr Blair Young
PE Department
Biggar High School
John’s Loan
ML12 6AG

Tel: 01899 222050
Fax: 01899 222051


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The Scottish Schools' Festival is supported by -

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