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:

21st June  Carse Final Details added

20th June JST report added

17th June: Club leagues updated again due to some errors

Our next event:  

Carse of Ardesier - Sunday July 1st. Carse is flat, runnable and with intricate contour detail, plus a good path network for those new to the sport.  A perfect start to the summer holidays. Courses from white to blue including a short green.  Starts from 11am.

Final details       Online entry

Our next Team INVOC races:

Jamie Stevenson Trophy, Breamar.  Well done to our JST team.  Finishing third with the highest points any INVOC team has scored in the fifteen year history of the JST (even higher than the points scored when INVOC finished 2nd on three occasions).  And even higher than the points scored when elite GB athletes Jo Shepherd and Ali McLeod were juniors in the team   

Our next training/coaching session:

That is the end of our winter/spring coaching and training series.  The autumn series will begin after the summer holidays.  Look for more info here.


The next few 'local' events 





Sat 23rd June MOR

Local event


Sun July 1st INVOC

Local event

Carse of Ardersier incl. online entry

Summer holidays...


Sun Aug 26th INVOC

Local event

Nairn East Beach

Sat Sept 15th MOR

Local event


Sun Sept 23rd BASOC

National event (Scottish Orienteering League 3)

Dunachtonmore, (nr Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig)

Sun 30th Sept INVOC

Local event

Clash Woods, Muir of Ord

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

Scottish Championships - May 26th

[posted 28th May]

Photo credit: Wendy Carlyle

Thanks to everyone for coming, and what a glorious venue.  Thanks to the organiser Kevin Holliday, Planner Laurence Cload and Controller Richard Oxlade - and all the volunteers.

Results available from the SOA webpage.      Photos by Wendy Carlyle.

Congratulations to the INVOC podiums:


1st: Aiden McCann (M16B), Connie Nicolson (W14B), Zoe MacKenzie (W40S)

2nd: Megan Keith (W16A), Marsela McLeod (W50L), Finlay Sime (M14B), Pablo Alvarez-Icaza (M18L)

3rd: Evan Sime (M10A), Charley Wright (M12A), Finlay Todd (M20E), Hazel Cload (W10B), Carolyn Cload (W40S)


=3rd: Charley Wright, Norbert Otreba and Angus Laird (Age class 36 and under)



[posted May 25th]

InvOC GDPR statement

As you may be aware, the General Data Processing Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“the GDPR”) came into force on 25 May 2018.  The GDPR restates and amends the law about how your data is stored and used.

What data we collect from you, how we use it, and our actions to ensure this data is protected are important to us. Most of the data about orienteering club members is collected by Scottish Orienteering Association or British orienteering Association and shared with appropriate InvOC committee members

We value your privacy and believe in transparency, so are setting out the procedures we adopt.  These are set out in our Data Protection Notice, found here.  By way of a summary, the Notice covers:

  • Transparency over who we share your data with, and why this is necessary for us in our relationship with you;
  • Our legal basis for processing your data;
  • Clarity surrounding how long we hold your data for, and  what you should do to ensure this information is erased should you so request;
  • How you can request a copy of your personal information held by us.


We encourage you to read our Data Protection Notice in full.  By continuing with your membership of InvOC or by participating in our club events and activities you are agreeing to these updates. Please contact us if you have any queries.