Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

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ESOA Championships

The 2018 East of Scotland Individual Orienteering Championships will be held with the Interlopers SoSOL on 4th November at Dechmont Law, Livingston. Put the date in your diary now if you want to get your hands on one of the trophies.Updated on 1/7/18.


The Wednesday evening set of mainly urban events in Edinburgh and East Lothian has its own Facebook page. Thanks to Ben Brown (ESOC) for collating the results and drawing up the league tableUpdated on 8/6/18.

SoSOL 2018

The first four events of the 2018 South of Scotland Orienteering League have now taken place. A fuller list is on the SoSOL page.
The league table shows all runners who have competed at least two events.Updated on 8/6/18.

SoSOL4 2018

The fourth event of the 2018 South of Scotland Orienteering League was organised by Tayside Orienteers on Moncreiffe Hill, south of Perth. Not only did they lay on challenging courses and magnificent views, they also ordered up good weather for us. Results on the TAY website Updated on 3/6/18.

ESOA Championships

The East of Scotland Individual Championships were hosted by EUOC at Riccarton on Sunday 19th November 2017. Results are here including the names of trophy winners.

Updated on 28/11/17.

SoSOL Tables

FOllowing the event run by EUOC, the league tables have been updated. After allowing time for corrections, certificates will be sent to clubs for distribution. See the SoSOL page.

Updated on 19/11/17.


Thursday 12 October at The Steading, Fairmilehead, 7pm.
All members of ESOA clubs very welcome come to hear the reports, contribute to the discussions and enjoy the post meeting meal. Don't worry, you won't be put straight onto the committee just because you are there (although if you would like to.... )
More information on the poster (pdf).
Janet Clark ESOA Treasurer Posted on 5/9/17.

Sprintelope 2017

We are at the end of the spring-summer Sprintelope series with events put on by ELO, ESOC, INT and RR. The results have been changed into points tables and as the final event was worth double points many places changed. After the event there was a prizegiving at which certificates and Sprintelope branded prizes were awarded. The evening finished with thanks to Graeme Ackland for coordinating the whole series.Updated on 26/7/17.

Scottish Championships 2017

Every three years the clubs for the East of Scotland host the Scottish Championships and for the first time ever in 2017 the venues are in East Lothian. To find out more, visit the Championships home page on the Scottish Orienteering web site. Updated on 18/4/17.

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