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:

19th Feb 2018: Homepage updates

14th Feb 2018: Compass Sport Cup info & coaching dates

12th Feb 2018: Homepage updates.

 Our next event:  

Sunday 25th Feb: Lochandinty, Croy.  Club league.  Courses from white to green.  Starts from 11am. Based at Croy Primary School.  details and online entry.  Volunteers required for Starts, Registration, Parking, First Aid and control collecting - please email Suzanne on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Thank-you!

 Details and online pre-entry

Our next Team INVOC race:

CompassSport Cup, Beecraigs near Linlithgow – Sunday 11 March: The CompassSport Cup is an annual inter-club competition.  This year's event is at Beecraigs, near Linlithgow, on 11 March (the day after a Scottish Sprint Championships event at Stirling if you want to make a weekend of it). The format of the CompassSport Cup encourages runners of all age classes to take part, and the more we have, the better our chances. Last year INVOC came third despite not having a full team - let's see if we can do better this year! More details are here. Deadline for entries is 1 March (no entry on day). If you are interested, let Dave Summers know.  Runners enter individually but it helps to know who is coming, and I might ask some of the faster ones among us to "run up" if that gives us a chance of a better score. 

Our next training/coaching session:

Sunday March 18th using the proposed Scottish Orienteering ROMP controls at Glenmore, Aviemore.


The next few 'local' events 





Sun 25 Feb INVOC

Local event / Club League

Lochandinty, Croy
Sun 10 March FVO

Compass Sport Cup - not a local event but an important one for Team INVOC

Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow
Sat 17 March MOR

Local event

Weds 18 April INVOC

Local evening event/ schools league

Craig Phadrig, Inverness
Weds 2 May INVOC

Local evening event/ schools league

Ord Hill, North Kessock
Weds 16 May INVOC

Local evening event/ schools league

Culloden Woods, Inverness

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

Happy 40th Birthday to INVOC! 

INVOC was 40 years old in January 2018 and we celebrated at Farr Village Hall during and after our Littlemill event.  Past members came and joined us with music from Iain Hope and friends, plus messages from absent friends.

Thanks to Catherine Todd and Veronica Vargas for organising, Steve Bunn for planning, Jim Finlayson for the SI and Iain Shepherd for mentoring/advising/safety sign off. Results, winsplits and Routergadget are here.

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