Scottish Orienteering Newsletter:  Dec 2014

Courses etc. – bookings now open for:
A9 Dualling
Grade B Controllers course
Club membership fees
And finally:

Courses etc. – bookings now open for:
• Bah-humbug coaching, 23-26 December, Speyside – training controls out 13 Dec.
• Coaching Foundation course, 7 March 2015, Inverness or Nairn
• Coaching Foundation course, 13 March, Glenmore Lodge
• Grade B Controllers’ course, 21 March
• UKCC Level 1 coach course, 14-15 March *
• Coaching Foundation course, 28 March, Kinnoull Hill
• Coaching Foundation course, 11 April, Aberdeenshire
• Coaching Foundation course, 18 April, Dalbeattie
• Coaching Foundation course, 25 April, Edinburgh
• UKCC Level 2 coach course, 16-17 May, 13 June
• Coaching Foundation course, 30 May, Glasgow
• UKCC Level 1 coach course, 20-21 June *
• Coaching Foundation course, 19 September 2015, Inverness
• UKCC Level 1 coach course, 31 October – 1 November 2015*
• UKCC Level 3 coach course, 7-8 November 2015
All dates are in the complete course schedule:  Please ask your schools contacts to e-mail Hilary for availability and pricing for local courses.
UKCC Level 1 courses marked with * are the two-day versions which require you to attend the Coaching Foundation course first. 
The Coaching Foundation course gives experienced orienteers the skills and tools to coach beginners and returners of any age.  It would also make a useful update or refresher for anyone whose coaching might be a bit rusty.These courses are part of the planned offerings to help you make the most of the growth in interest that should result from WOC 2015.

A9 Dualling
Plans are progressing for the dualling of the A9 from Perth to Inverness, with completion due by 2025.  It is likely the new road will be on a 200 yard corridor centred on the current route and there is scope at this stage to influence details of the new route including alignment as well as rest areas and laybys.  Engineering and environmental constraints have an influence, as does landscaping and the views of the many stakeholders involved.  The SOA has been invited onto the Walking Group Consultation, and the Professional Officer attended the initial meeting led by TransportScotland and consultants Jacobs. Details of the project can be accessed at We have been invited to submit further details of any areas of orienteering interest (existing or potential) including area outlines, parking and access points.  Details need to be submitted by the end of January 2015, and clubs and individuals are invited to submit comments/maps to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  for inclusion in a report.  Comments can be wide ranging e.g. the A9 will facilitate access to multi-day events; we have concerns on environmental impacts; loss of amenity and access to Dalnamein etc.

Grade B Controllers course is planned for Saturday 21st March, 2015.  It seems most likely that the course will be held in Aberdeenshire.  Please e-mail Hilary to book your place.

Club membership fees
Please check your club’s details on and tell me any changes required to fees.  Printed membership forms have been drafted for all clubs.

And finally:  SOA thanks clubs and their volunteers for all the hard work they have put into providing events and activities for the orienteering community this year.

Compiled by Hilary Quick, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
National Orienteering Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore PH22 1QU, tel. 01479 861374

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