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Scottish Championships 2018 - Individual (UKOL) and Relay this weekend!

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May, Nairnshire and Moray, Scotland.

A warm welcome awaits competitors travelling up to Scotland this weekend to take part in the Scottish Championships.

The Scottish Individual Championships are being staged at Achagour & Dulsie (partially used during Highland 2015 Scottish 6 Days), a short distance from Nairn and Forres. 

The Scottish Relay Championships are being staged in Roseisle, a superb area of forested sand dunes. 

Achagour Fisheries

Scottish Championships 2018 - Individual (UKOL) Long distance race starts the Championships off on Saturday (26 May) at Achagour and Dulsie.

Hosted by: INVOC
Organisers: Kevin Holliday and Guy Seaman, INVOC
Planner: Laurence Cload, INVOC
Controller: Richard Oxlade, GRAMP

Start times for the Individual Long-distance race can be found here.

Colin Matheson, Events Manager, Scottish Orienteering Association, says:  "The race arena for the Scottish Orienteering Championships looks fine in the afternoon sunshine. INVOC helpers are struggling with the marquees in the breeze but the finish lane is taped out, chemical toilets in place and stiles out in the forest. Expect challenging orienteering over parts of this area, extended from the Scottish 6 Days 2013 map."

Final details can be found at https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/championships/scottish-champs-2018-individual

Achagour. Photo credit:  Colin Matheson (SOA)
Achagour assembly

The Scottish Relay Championships will be held on Sunday 27th May at the north end of Roseisle forest accessed from Burghead, a village 8 miles north-west of Elgin. The terrain is complex, forested sand dunes - a mix of fast and slower running. 

Scottish Relay Champs 2018 - Roseisle. Credit: Anne Burgess

Hosted by: Moravian Orienteers
Organisers: Nikki Howard and Elizabeth Furness, MOR
Planner: Jon Hollingdale, MOR
Controller: Hilary Quick, BASOC

Colin Matheson, Events Manager, Scottish Orienteering Association, says:  "Roseisle always looks good and is one of the favourite locations for local clubs. Expect some fast times from the Moravian Juniors who are starting to dominate the leader boards in Scotland." 

Further details at https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/championships/scottish-champs-2018-relay

 

Colin added:  "We welcome some of the orienteers who extended their stay in Scotland after the British Orienteering Championships. They should be rested and ready to take on the Scots on home ground."

 

British Orienteering would like to thank all volunteers from Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) and Moravian orienteering Club (MOR) and other surrounding clubs for their commitment and hard work in organising the Scottish Orienteering Championships this year. We wish all members who are travelling to compete at the Scottish Championships a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend of orienteering within the beautiful scenery of these stunning locations.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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