Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Membership information

We would like to encourage you to consider joining our orienteering club. ESOC is a friendly, active club,
which promotes and organises orienteering events around Edinburgh.

How to Join

The easiest way to join ESOC is by contacting the club directly. Please print and fill in the ESOC membership application form. (.docx  or .pdf) Send your completed form, with a cheque for the appropriate amount (see below), made payable to “ESOC”, to the ESOC Membership Secretary:

Jeni & Mark Rowe, 35 Netherbank, Edinburgh, EH16 6YR

It is possible to join ESOC via the British Orienteering website, but this is not recommended, because the online mechanism will overcharge you if you join as family.

Costs of Membership

Membership of an orienteering club involves club membership, local association membership (Scottish Orienteering - SOA) and British Orienteering membership (the national governing body of orienteering in the UK).  The fees given below include all 3 membership fees and provide membership from the date of joining until 31st December 2017.

£24 Senior (born in 1996 or earlier)
£9.30 Junior (born in 1997 or later)
£48 Family (Up to 2 adults and any junior family members living at the same address)

Advantages of Joining

  • Reduced entry fees at events (including local events)

  • Regular training sessions for adults
    These are suitable for people with all levels of orienteering skills, including beginners. In winter, they tend to be weekly indoor sessions focusing on fitness, and move outdoors in spring and autumn to concentrate more on orienteering skills.
  • Regular training sessions for juniors
    These are held roughly monthly and again cater for all orienteering levels. Children from roughly age 6 upwards are invited.
  • Social events with an orienteering flavour
    These are held monthly and include an optional fun orienteering element, followed by food/drink and a chat.
  • Bimonthly club newsletter 
    Our newsletter, Capital-O, reports on recent events and gives information about forthcoming events, as well as news and features about what some of our members have been up to. The newsletter is accompanied by The O-Zone, aimed at juniors and highlighting their achievements. The newsletters are available on paper or via email.
  • Quarterly Scottish Orienteering Association magazine
    The SOA magazine, SCORE, includes news and views about orienteering throughout Scotland. It is produced in full-colour electronic form, available on the SOA website, and a link to each new issue is emailed to all SOA members. A paper version is also available on request.
  • Regular emails to notify members of forthcoming events and other orienteering news
  • Discount at Edinburgh running shops
  • Access to British Orienteering Incentive Schemes
  • Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with British Orienteering