Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Scottish Score Championships

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Dalkeith Country Park

Sun 21st Nov 2021

Info updated: 19th Aug
Type of event: Regional, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

General Information


map location

Nearest town: Dalkeith


Dalkeith Country Park is just South of the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) at Sheriffhall roundabout. 

This event is also easily accessible by public transport:  Buses 3, 33 or 49 from central Edinburgh will take you to central Dalkeith, while bus 140 from Penicuik or Musselburgh will drop you at Dalkeith Corn Exchange close to the park's Town Gate entrance. From the centre walk North along High Street past the Corn Exchange, and enter the park at the main gates straight ahead. Follow the main park road which bends to the right and then back left, then turn left on to the road coming from the Kings Gate entrance. Another 200m will take you to the entrance to Parking/Assembly, on your right. About 1km total from central Dalkeith. Please check bus times as services are less frequent on Sundays. Check Lothian Buses

Registration & Start Times


Course Information


Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Pre entry and pre-payment only. Details will be posted here nearer the event.

Contacts / Officials

Early enquiries:  

Planner: Martin Caldwell (ESOC)

Controller: Peter Halling (ESOC)

Organiser: Tyler Morrison (ESOC)

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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