Scottish Schools’ Orienteering Festival

Hopetoun House - Friday 7 June 2019

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.

The Festival will be held on Friday 7 June with the closing date for entries being Thursday 30 May 2019.


Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, EH30 9RW. Please use this postcode if your are using a sat nav etc, as the house website postcode may bring you in the wrong way. The event will be based at the Education Centre which is just to the right of the main house as you approach.


The area is a mix of mature woodland and open parkland areas. There is a very good path network. The house grounds are fairly flat with longer courses visiting a steeper sloped area.

Event Officials

Planner - Katy Lessells, Organiser - Anne Thom, Controller - Blair Young, Computing - Robin Strain


The map 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.


All facilities, including toilets, cafe and 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 pm.

Electronic Timing

We will be using the Sportident system of timing again. Each competitor/pair will be issued with an electronic peg to use on their course. Pegs will be issued prior to starting. If any pupils own an SI peg they should bring this to use at the event. If your pupils are unfamiliar with this system let us know and we will arrange for a demonstration before your first start time. Information about sportident can be found on the Scottish Orienteering Association website.


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


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 £3.00 per participant (ie £6.00/pair)


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

Entry Form

Entry Form Summary

Postal Entries should be sent to:
7 St Ninians
ML11 7HX

Postmarked no later than 30th May 2019.

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

More Information


Updated: 16th April 2019


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The Scottish Schools' Festival is supported by -

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