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:

15th May: Craig Phadraig Provisional Results

13th May: Club shed location changed - see Google Drive

1st May: Cawdor Final results

15th April: Craig Leach SOC details & online entry

Scottish Orienteering Championships - details

Online Entry click here

Saturday 25th May 2024 at Craig Leach just outside Inverness.  INVOC and MOR would like to welcome you to the Scottish Orienteering Championships weekend 2024 on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May. The Individual Championships are hosted by INVOC at Creag Leach, near Inverness.

Craig Leach SOC - 25th May - details & online entry

Scottish Relay Championships at Roseisle  


Inverness Schools Orienteering League and evening series

A series of local events for school pupils in the afternoon, and for club members and others interested in coming and trying orienteering in the late afternoon and evening. 

1st May: Cawdor Wood - Cawdor Final results

15th May: Craig Phadraig: Schools/Evening - Provisional Results

5th June: Culloden: Schools/Evening – details to follow


Previous Events 

Dallaschyle Regional Event Sunday 3rd March
Local to Inverness near Cawdor.  Venue for the World Champs in 1999.
NNC Nairn East Beach: Wednesday 7th Feb
Night orienteering at a favourite location. 
 Merkinch Northern Night cup - Wed 13th December in Inverness.
There was a good turnout on a pretty cold night for a brand new map with two contrasting halves: parkland & dense woods within the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, leading onto a dense network of alleyways, fences, walls & dead ends in the exciting urban terrain of Merkinch & South Kessock.
There was an issue with one control, which featured on both Novice and Short courses, temporarily going missing but adjustments were made to times of those affected.

iROMP - Carse of Ardersier (Nov & Dec 2023)

Email James Laird This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get maps and info for the current iROMP.

Northern Night Cup 2023/24

This is beginning to take shape with some dates confirmed:

Wednesday 29 November(BASOC): Ellan Wood

Wednesday 13th December (INVOC): Merkinch, Inverness.

Wednesday 24 January (BASOC):  Spey Valley Golf Course

Wednesday 31 January (MOR): Carsehill

Wednesday 7 February (INVOC): Nairn East Beach

Wednesday 14 Febrruary (MOR): Burgie Arboretum

NNC website

North Urban League 2023 (Sponsored by A4 Print Inverness)

Final Standings after all 4 events.

NUL1: Weds June 7th Forres.  Results.

NUL2.Thurs June 15th UHI, Inverness NUL2(UHI) Results

NUL3. Thurs June 22nd Inshes Park Results

NUL4. Weds June 28th Elgin, Moray www.mor.scot

Local, Regional and National Fixtures

All of INVOC'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.

Training and Coaching:

Technique training:   

  •  iJOS and Talons Weds evenings alternating in terrain and online.  
  •  Eagle Eyes every fortnight in terrain

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. For those using Strava as a training log join the INVOC Strava club. This week's Strava training league table is here