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Scottish 6 Days Orienteering passes the halfway mark

The first three days of the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering in and around Lochaber have been a resounding success. The organisers were faced with difficult choices in the staging of this event - two 3-Day events and restricting numbers to 1,000 a day being the eventual decision. Better than the other likely outcome of no orienteering. 

The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event is being held in Lochaber and Badenoch between the 1st and 7th August 2021. This is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

With some fantastic weather at the start of the week there are reports of lots of other activities going on including golf, Munro bagging, paddle boarding, cycling and walks on beautiful beaches.

Socially distanced starts

Colin Matheson, Assistant Coordinator Scottish 6 Days, Lochaber 2021, says: "The support from the various land owners and land managers concerned has been fantastic, and we are already being asked can we come back again?"

Fort William Golf Course

Every evening at 8.30pm a short report by the Assistant Coordinator is published including photos taken in and around the event services area and the competition terrain. At 3am in the morning a video diary produced by Poppycock Films (with support from EventScotland) goes live featuring some great drone footage from Rotorworx and feedback from some of the many happy competitors.

Open terrain at Ardchattan


Catch up with what has happened at the Scottish 6 Days, so far.

Day 1:  Ardchattan
Report - here
Results - here

Watch highlights from Day 1.

Day 2:  Inverlochy
Report - here
Results - here

Watch highlights from Day 2.

Day 3:  Arisaig
Report - here
Results - here

Watch highlights from Day 3.

Today at the Scottish 6 Days is Day 4 and it is a rest day.

Tomorrow (Thursday 5 August) and Friday (6 August) the event moves into the wider area known as Badenoch and competitors from both groups will run over the same terrain and courses as part of the UK Orienteering League.

Friday sees a World Ranking Event so expect some great competition over in Creag Dhubh.

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British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers and volunteers for all of their hard work.  Wishing all members a relaxing rest day and fun later today when taking part in the quiz.  As the event moves to Badenoch, British Orienteering wishing all competitors taking part in Day 5 and Day 6 all the very best as they get set to compete again in the stunning Scottish terrain.