Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

North Pentland HillsSun 19 Mar

Scottish Orienteering League (SOL)

Last updated: Sat 20 January, 2024

National level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Woodland & Moorland


Officials' Reports

POST EVENT COMMENTS: Organiser, Roger Scrutton, writes: Many thanks to everyone for coming along to Scottish O League 2 on Sunday, and thanks also for the positive comments we received on the courses, courtesy of Alison and complemented by the added attractions of the military training and finishing in parallel with the BUCS Relays. The organisation itself had its challenges and compromises, such as coping with military security and having the SOL Event Centre and the Relays some distance apart. Moreover, ESOC volunteers have had to turn to on almost every weekend recently, so it’s a massive thank you to them for volunteering again and in lending support to the BUCS Relays.

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Scottish Orienteering League

The Compass Point Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) provides a series of high quality events throughout Scotland’s countryside. High quality venues, maps and quality courses are the key aims and each of the 5 events per year is organised and hosted by a different Scottish club.

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Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: Edinburgh
Lat,Lng: 55.90435,-3.23803
OS Grid Ref: NT227686
Postcode: EH13 9QW

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Directions / Parking

Parking, Assembly and all facilities will be in Dreghorn Barracks by kind permission of the Ministry of Defence. The Barracks entrance is off Dreghorn Road, Edinburgh at NT 227687. Photo ID will be required to enter the Barracks. As this is a working barracks it is possible there could also be security searches/checks at the gate. Parking is on the parade ground which is flat tarmac.

Dreghorn Barracks are very close to Dreghorn junction of the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720). Dreghorn Barracks are signed from several directions but these directions are from the Edinburgh City Bypass. Leave the A720 at the Dreghorn Junction and cross over if coming from the east. Straight across the first roundabout and turn left at the next. The barracks are approx. 200m on your left and the entrance is very obvious.

Course Information

There will be the usual courses offered at SOL events. Final course details are given below.

Course Length Climb

No of


1 Black 10.1km 590m 26
2 Brown 7.4km 500m 19
3 Short Brown 5.9km 485m 16
4 Blue 5.2km 320m 16
5 Short Blue 4.4km 270m 16
6 Green 3.2km 165m 13
7 Short Green 3.0km 110m 12
8 Light Green 3.1km 175m 11
10 Orange 2.5km 90m 10
11 Yellow 2.3km 65m 9
12 White 1.5km 35m 8

NOTE - There is no Course 9, Long Orange, in grid above hence the numbering 1-8 and 10-12.

SOL competition rules plus a list of courses relevant to the full range of age classes in order to count for SOL points is on the SOA website.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-entry will be available via Fabian4 from Wednesday 1st March until 6pm on Wednesday 15th March. However to guarantee a map of your chosen course you must enter by 23.59 on Sunday 12th March.
No EOD - Entry on the day of the event (EOD) will not be available for this event due to Ministry of Defence restrictions for entering and leaving the Barracks.
Start times will be posted on Fabian4 for those who entered by the main deadline of midnight Sunday night (12th). Anyone listed as TBC after that will have to come to registration to be allocated a start time.




Courses 1-8

to 23:59 Sunday 12th March

to 6pm Wednesday 15th March

Seniors (born 2002 or earlier) BOF/SOA member £15.00 £17.00
Seniors (born 2002 or earlier) non BOF/SOA member £17.00 £19.00
Juniors (born 2003 or later) BOF/SOA member £8.00 £9.00
Juniors (born 2002 or later) non BOF/SOA member £9.00 £10.00

Students BOF/SOA member

£8.00 £9.00
Students non BOF/SOA member £9.00 £10.00
Courses 10-12

Seniors (born 2002 or earlier) BOF/SOA member

£8.00 £9.00

Seniors (born 2002 or earlier) non BOF/SOA member

£9.00 £10.00

Juniors (born 2003 or later) BOF/SOA member

£6.00 £7.00

Juniors (born 2002 or later) non BOF/SOA member

£7.00 £8.00

Students BOF/SOA member

£6.00 £7.00

Students non BOF/SOA member

£7.00 £8.00

TIMING: Sportident (SI) electronic timing will be used. SIAC for contactless 'punching' will be enabled for those who have this option, but all competitors have to punch the Start box and the Finish box.

Free SIcard (punching) hire, if required, but £30.00 charge if lost. If you lose a hired SIAC card the charge is £60.

Registration and Start times

REGISTRATION: opening times TBC but most likely to be 10.15am/10.30am until 12.30pm.

START PERIOD: SOL start times will be between 11.00am and 1pm i.e. soon after the BUCs Relays first starts.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Roger Scrutton (ESOC)

Planner: Alison O’Neil (ESOC)

Controller: Colin Eades (INT)

Event general enquiries: EMAIL Entry enquiries (only): EMAIL

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