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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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.

South of Scotland Orienteering League - event 4

The fourth event of the series was organised by Roxburgh Reivers on Eildon Hills on 26/3/17. The League Table now includes the first four events. The series restarts after the summer break with event five at Cademuir, Peebles on 17/09/17, organised by Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club. Updated on 18/4/17.

South of Scotland Orienteering League

The certificates for 2016 have finally been sent to Club Secretaries for distribution and the first two events of 2017 have been completed. The SoSOL page has been updated with fixtures for the rest of the year, although more may be added later. Updated on 27/2/17.

EUOC Website

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club have built a new website to replace the one hosted on the university server. Please update any bookmarks to euoc.wordpress.com Updated on 25/11/16.

ESOA Championships

The East of Scotland Individual Championships were held in conjunction with SoSOL 7 at Penicuik Estate on Sunday 6th November 2016.
Congratulations to the trophy winners.

Updated on 14/11/16.

South of Scotland Orienteering League

After the final event of the 2016 season, final league placings have been calculated.
After waiting for any errors to be reported and fixed, certificates will be sent to Club Secretaries for distribution.

Updated on 6/11/16

Fight with the Night

While there are problems with the EUOC website, details and results of the Thursday evening races will be here.

Updated on 17/10/16


The ESOA AGM will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2016 at The Steading, Fairmilehead at 7pm. All members of ESOA clubs very welcome. Bar meals available afterwards to make a sociable evening.

Updated on 30/9/16.

ESOA Championships

The East of Scotland Individual Championships will be held in conjunction with SoSOL 7 at Penicuik Estate on Sunday 6th November 2016. Details of which course you need to run to be eligible for an ESOA Trophy can be found here.

Updated on 30/9/16.

SoSOL Table

Following AYROC's SoSOL (sometimes called SoSOL3, sometimes SoSOL6)
the League tables have been updated.

Updated on 18/9/16.


AYROC's SoSOL was rearranged for 21/8/16
Full results are on their website.

Updated on 6/8/16.


Interlopers' SoSOL was held at Calder Wood, nr Livingston on 15/5/16.
There was a good entry for the races, on a generally flat area between two rivers, although there was some scrambling up and down the steep banks. Some runners found the numerous paths and vague vegitation confusing and there were some long leg times. Well done the planner!
Full results and updated SoSOL league table are linked from here.

Updated on 16/5/16.


Solway's SoSOL was held at Drumlanrig, Dumfries on 17/4/16.
Over 100 runners enjoyed the very varied terrain, trying to keep in touch with the map (or not when there were unmapped paths. The results are on the Solway web site and the League table is linked from the SoSOL page.

Updated on 17/4/16.


ELO's SoSOL was held on Lothian Edge with views over the Firth of Forth on a glorious winter/spring dayon 28/2/16.
Full results and updated SoSOL league table are linked from the ELO Website

Updated on 29/2/16.


Unfortunately AYROC have had to postpone the SoSOL event at Muirkirk scheduled for 21st February 2016. The forecast predicts that conditions could be dangerous.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Updated on 19/2/16.

SoSOL 2016

In 2016 , for a trial year, the series will run for a calendar year instead of the previous autumn/spring period.  (This first series will however include the SoSOL held in October 2015, which was the only one before Christmas).

These are already 7 events registered in the series (see SoSOL page) and there are plenty of spare dates between May and November, and all South of Scotland Clubs are encouraged to put on an event to add to this series.   Some have already indicated their intention to host one in the autumn and they will be added to the list when they appear.

Any enquiries to the ESOA Secretary:Kirsteen Kershaw  0131 667 4670

Updated on 22/1/16.

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