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Dates for the 2024 Schools Orienteering league below.


The format will be the same as in previous years and further information will go out to schools from Inverness Orienteering Club after Christmas.


Wednesday 1st May        Cawdor Forest

Wednesday 15th May     Craig Phadrig Forest

Wednesday 5th June     Culloden Woods

Event information will be emailed out to Head Teachers including entry forms (HT please note that orienteering is classified as an adventurous activity and requires and EVOLVE to be submitted to the LA at least 10 days in advance of the event). 

All entry enquiries please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please look at the  Schools League info and Schools O Events Info

(2023 Info pack)

Also note that the Scottish Orienteering Individual Championships will be held on Craig Leach, next to Inverness on Saturday 25th May. This is separate to the schools league, but is a great event for people of all ages to compete to become Scottish Champion for their age class and children are encouraged to take part. More details after Christmas

Combined Entry & Membership form for Scottish Orienteering Championship (for juniors who are not club members wanting to enter the national championships - needs to be submitted by 15th May)


The popular Inverness Schools Orienteering League (ISOL) for primary and secondary schools  took place on over early Summer.

2023 winners:

  • Rural primary school - Balnain
  • Large primary school - Avoch
  • Secondary school - IRA


Roll on 2024 when below will apply!



The INVOC Schools Orienteering League is sponsored by Innes and Mackay Solicitors and RJ McLEOD.  We are grateful for their support.





Photo credit: Johannes Felter 

 INVOC Schools O League in the news

In the papers

2018 Fortrose Academy winners of INVOC SChools League and Scottish Schools Best High School 

  - read the newspaper report here

2018 BSGI winner of INVOC Schools League and Scottish Schools Best Primary School 

 read the newspaper report here

On TV:  

A wee video from YouTube from the BBC Alba News of Inverness Gaelic School enjoying the final event of the 2016 series at Carse of Ardesier - enjoy the pictures if you can't understand all the commentary....


Credit: BBC Alba

 Previous winners


 Top rural school (<100 pupils 2019 on)

(<50 pupils to 2018)

Top primary school team (>100 pupils 2019 on)

(>50 pupils to 2018)

Top secondary school team






2023 Schools League

2023 Pupils League


2023 Handicap Pupils League





2022 Schools League

2022 Pupils League

2022 Handicap Pupils League


School league cancelled due to Covid


School league cancelled due to Covid


Culbokie Primary School

Cawdor Primary School

Inverness Royal Academy (also 1st Scottish High School 2019)

2019 Schools League

2019 Pupils League

2019 Handicap Pupils League


Farr Primary School

Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis

(also 1st Scottish Primary School 2018)

Fortrose Academy

(also 1st Scottish High School 2018)

2018 Schools League

2018 Pupils League

2018 Handicap Pupils League


Stratherrick Primary School Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis

Fortrose Academy

2017 Schools League

2017 Pupils League

2017 Boys Handicap

2017 Girls Handicap


Balnain Primary School Holm Primary School

 Fortrose Academy

2016 Schools League

2016 Pupils League  


Foyers Primary School

Avoch Primary School

Millburn Academy

2015 results


How do schools get involved? 

Please look at the School information Pack for school registration, course information and league scoring system

1. Register your school by emailing your entry form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Registration form here). Once registered you will be included in any subsequent mailings regarding the schools programme. The event rules can be viewed here

2. Identify someone to lead your orienteering group (there needs to be someone responsible for each school group at the events). It could be a parent with an interest in orienteering or a teacher. Speak to your Active Schools Coordinator who may be able to help with volunteer recruitment and support. 

3. Start training your group in the playground so they are primed and ready to run in the woods by April. The league events are primarily aimed at P5-S2 pupils but older novices are also welcome to attend. White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses will be available (see below) and can be completed individually, in pairs, or for those completely new to the sport, as a group “walk O”. 

4. All schools must pre-enter their teams – there will be no entry on the day for schools. Please help with this by getting entries in in plenty of time - this helps the organisers ensure that there are enough maps and SI equipment for everyone on the day.

5. Sort out transport to the events . All school groups must complete EVOLVE forms for these off-site excursions and submit them for approval to Outdoor Education in addition to their school EVC. Please remember that Orienteering is classified as an adventurous activity for the purposes of EVOLVE and must be risk assessed accordingly. All the events are planned and risk assessed by experienced INVOC members in accordance with British Orienteering Federation guidelines but school leaders will have do their own group risk assessment with any medical and behavioural needs unique to their group.