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:

19 June: Clash Wood iROMP info

16 May: Abriachan results (results page) Results

4 May: Coulmony iROMP info on homepage

Our Next Event

All of INVOC's 2020's fixtures including iROMPs and MAPRUNs can be found by clicking the link here

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.

Athletes' COVID-19 Code of Conduct: here

Our current iROMP 

Clash Wood iROMP - June 1st to end of July

INVOC invites you to the latest iROMP (INVOC Regular Orienteering Mapping Programme) at Clash Woods 1 mile northwest of Muir of Ord on A832. There are four courses courtesy of Iain Shepherd: orange, light green, green and blue. It’s not an organised event– the controls have been laid out discreetly in the woodland, so just print a map and go run the courses in your own time.  Go and enjoy! Remember if you go out to drop the planner an email, record your results on the google form or a message on the WhatsApp group so we know whether it is being used.

Results: Submit your time here here; Compare your time to others here 

Abriachan Level D (Local) event Sun 16th May

[posted May 16th]

Getting back to O.

Abriachan provisional results. 

The sun shone and Abriachan, its heather and steep slopes hosted us in our return. Well done to everyone. Big turn out from the juniors, for the first competition in a long time. For the adults it was a case of “I need to get fitter”. Thanks to Carolyn & Laurence Cload who organised, Colin and Eilidh Simpson who planned and Jim Finlayson for event timing (who did not expect to get sunburnt!). Thanks to all those who also helped on starts, car parking, first aid and control collecting. 


Back to Basics Training

Orienteering events are re-starting.  Want to get back out into the forest but feeling rusty after a pandemic layoff?  Want to improve your skills?  Want to see some of your club mates again?  INVOC has arranged for a block of three professionally coached sessions, as part of the SOA initiative to get back to orienteering.  These are for adults only.  More details on coaching page.


Please sign up before Tuesday 11th May. 

Training and Coaching:

Technique training:  2020 Training Groups. Junior training has re-started following lockdown: 

  •  iJOS Weds evenings alternating in terrain and online.  
  •  Talons online (for the moment)

All subject to Scottish Govt guidelines on organised sport - maybe subject to cancellation at short notice.

Details and sign up via Spond. If you are not already in a training group (and using Spond) and wish to join one of them contact Jacquie Laird. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to covid restrictions additional spaces may be limited.

iROMP (forest) & MAPRUN (urban) :

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

Running training: The park run is a regular for many INVOCs including our best runners  ***** park run is on hold due to Covid-19 ****. 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:

  • To be announced once Covid restrictions ease

The next few 'local' events 

See this spreadsheet at this link   for all forthcoming INVOC events in 2021

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.