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:

18th Jan 2018: ESW and SI training dates added to homepage

17th Jan 2018: Littlemill Details added

12th Jan 2018: Littlemill Online Entries added

Happy 40th Birthday to INVOC!


All current and past INVOC members and our friends in other clubs are invited to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Saturday 27 January 2018 after the Littlemill event

Warm hall afterwards at Farr Village Hall with a chance to celebrate, reminisce and ceilidh dance and share a birthday cake. Wood fired mobile pizza company and soups booked and available to buy with plenty of salads to share.

Please look out any photos and memorabilia from the last 40 years and bring it or contact Veronica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Music will be provided by our talented orienteers and musicians Iain Hope & friends accompanied by Jenny 

As for dress code, please bring your old gear or a funny beanie hat, as there will be a prize for the runner with the best hat.

Food and music will be available from 11:30 and the celebration will start at 13:15 with a speech from one of INVOC’s founder members, Ken Naismith.

Hope you can come along.

Details          Online entry

 Our next event:  

****  For those who pre-entered the cancelled Craig Leach 10th Jan night event refunds will be issued via the Fabian 4 pre-entry service  *****


Saturday 27th Jan: Littlemill, Inverarnie nr Inverness.  Local event, club league and 40th Anniversary Celebrations.  A full range of courses up to blue standard will be on offer, followed by a party afterwards (see above).  Starts 10am to 11.30am.  Courses close at 1pm.  Celebrations from 1.15pm. See you there!!

Details          Online entry

Our next training/coaching session:

Wednesday evenings in December and January are full of Northern Night Cup events.  These events are good for training.  Orienteering at night makes you focus on distance judgement, map contact and accurate compass bearings over short distances.  Practice this during the night cup series, and you will be in tip top shape for day races in the New Year - maybe :-). 

The next few 'local' events 





Weds 24 Jan BASOC

Northern Night Cup - round 6

Aviemore Golf Course, Aviemore
Sat 27 Jan INVOC

 INVOC 40th Anniversary event and social (local event/ club league)

Littlemill, Inverarnie


Online entry

Sun 11 Feb BASOC Local event Loch Vaa, Boat of Garten
Sat 17 Feb MOR Local event Darnaway
Sun 25 Feb INVOC

Local event / Club League

Lochandinty, Croy

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

Event Safety Workshop: Saturday 10th Feb, Nairn Community Centre, 3pm-6pm

We are co-hosting a Event Safety Workshop with Moravian in Nairn.  This is an essential for all event officials.  If you haven't attended one, please consider attending this one.

If you are interested please contact James Laird (

SI Training: Wednesday 14th Feb, Val's House Nairn

There will be training on all aspects of computing for events on Wednesday 14 February. There is one place left at present but Val is willing to do a session on the 7 February as well. The venue is Val’s house in Nairn. This is a very practical hands on course and I keep the numbers low so that everyone has a go.

If you are interested in either of these dates for the SI course please contact James Laird (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ness Castle - New Years Day 2018

[posted 1st Jan 2018]

Happy New Year.  Thanks to Jacquie Laird for planning & organising our social orienteer to bring in the New Year.  Our annual New Years Day exercise for a missing runner ended well.  Thanks to the searchers.  Big welcome to new members the Allans and Juliet & Calin.   Organiser's choice of best outfits were: for the adults Eddie Harwood with an hilarious wig, and for the juniors Sky Simpson in reindeer antlers.  Cunning minutes adjustments for fancy dress saw Laurence Cload overtaking Finlay Todd to top the long, Ian Shread moving up a place into third, Rory Black moving up a place into second on the short and Hazel Cload moving into 5th place on the short.

Lost property: Innov8 Xtalon size 6 with half insoles, and Runanywhere size 8.5 (?) womens (?).  Contact Jacquie 07717 223179. 

Times from the day are here