Inverness Orienteering Club, or INVOC as we are better known, is the local orienteering club for the Inverness area and much of the rest of highland Scotland. If you are new to orienteering, our New to orienteering? page offers a starting point  to find out a bit more about the sport, and our About INVOC page tells you a little bit about the club.

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 Welcome to the INVOC website.

Recent website updates:

11th April: Homepage tidy up and next date for post-Easter training (May 18th)

28th March: Homepage tidy up incl. info about training at Cullaird Woods, Scot Champs Relays & JST

21st Mar: 2019 Club leagues updated after CSC, events page updated with event officials and training dates 

Our next event(s):  

Friday 26th April: The AGM this year will be held on the evening of Friday 26th April. Details of the AGM and the social evening plans will follow.

Wednesday May 1st: Ord Hill, North Kessock (note change of venue due to forestry work in Craigmonie).  The first of our spring evening series that also incorporates the INVOC Schools competition.  Details to follow. 

Training and Coaching:

Technique training: Saturday May 18th: Venue to be arranged.  All training groups.  Details to be circulated. 

iROMP:  Controls (kites on stakes with no numbers) are out in Abriachan courtesy of Ronan and Susan Blackwood.  If you want a map for own training please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

Running training: The park run is a regular for many INVOCs including our best runners. For those using Strava as a training log join the INVOC Strava club. This week's Strava training league table is here 

Our next Team INVOC races:

Sunday 25th May.  Scottish Relay Championships at Drumlanrig, Dumfries and Galloway.   Pit your wits against the best in Scotland in this mass start race.  For most of us it is the participation that counts, but hopefully we will field one or two competitive teams this year. Contact Club Captain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in taking part. 

Sunday 9th June 2019.   Jamie Stevenson Trophy (JST).  This year it is local to us as BASOC are hosting it at Glen GYnack, Kingussie. So a great opportunity to get a really strong INVOC team out. Contact Catherine Todd This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The next few 'local' events 





Sat 27th April MOR Local Event Milbuies, Elgin
Weds May 1st INVOC Local event incl. schools Ord Hill, North Kessock (note change of venue)
Weds May 15th INVOC Local event incl. schools Evanton Woods, Evanton
Sat May 18th MOR Local event Dufftown
Sun May 19th BASOC Local event Newtonmore
Weds May 29th INVOC Local event incl. schools Culloden Woods, Culloden
Sun June 2nd MOR Regional Event Culbin Forest, Forres
Sun June 9th BASOC Jamie Stevenson Trophy (juniors) Regional Event Glen Gynack, Kingussie
Sun June 16th INVOC Regional Event Keppernach, Nr Nairn

See the Events page for all forthcoming INVOC fixtures and links to other clubs' and national fixture lists.   

For 2019 Scottish Orienteering League fixtures: SOL1 Feb 24th Birsemore, SOL2 Mar 31st Dumyat, SOL3 Apr 14th Falkland, SOL 4 May 12th tbc, SOL5 Sept 8th Drummond Hill, SOL6 Sept 21st Edinburgh, SOL7 13th Oct Teviothead.  2019 Scottish Championships: May 25th Dalbeattie

Abriachan March 10th:

[posted 12th March 2019]

Well done to everybody who braved the blizzards at Abriachan today (10th March).  Abriachan tests you technically and physically and as the weekend heralded a full return to winter with snow this added an extra dimension.  The slick organisation of Team Shread ensured a smooth event, despite the conditions, particularly with the hospitality of the Forest Trust in their rooms and with their soup, scones, cakes and tea/coffee.  The courses Ronan and Susan Blackwood offered made the most of the terrain and avoided the worst – including recent forestry and windblow.  If you can get your head round the slower than normal terrain it is a great area.  Thanks to them, and Val Springett (SI), Jim Finlayson (the injured first aider) and James Laird (controller), plus all the other helpers.  Don’t forget to fill your tick report in too – including no sign of ticks.

Final results

The Tick project team(run by Scottish Rural College and Edinburgh University) were present, and are looking for volunteers to report whether they found any ticks after their run. Details on how to report ticks here - please do follow the link and report - especially if you found NO ticks, that's just as important information.

Sunday Feb 10th - Anagach, Grantown-on-Spey. 

 Provisional results, winsplits and routegadget

Thanks a lot to Jim Finlayson (organiser), Jon Shepherd (planner), Rhona Fraser (assistant organiser), David and Jenny Hall (SI) for hosting Anagach.  Icy paths were the thing for Sunday, and metalled dobbed shoes were the way to go.  Super courses in a challenging area - which all the GB squad guys and gals (including our Finlay Todd) flew round of course.  Great craic, biscuits, cakes and stoves after the event, and congratulations to all the 2018 club league prize winners who collected their trophies afterwards - and not to mention Jacquie Laird the lone whistle player.  It was supposed to be a duet, but Rona spent too long in the forest....