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 August: Event Safety Workshop

14th August: Homepage and events page updates

4th August: Nairn East Beach Details

Our next events:  

Sunday 27th August: Nairn East Beach (Local event - Level D).  Forest, sand dunes, beach, sea, orienteering, summer - what more can you ask for?  Come along to Nairn East Beach on the last Sunday of August.  Courses: white to green, so something for everyone.  And it is a club league event too!


Please pre-enter to help the event team: Online Entry

The next few 'local' events 





Sun 27 Aug  INVOC

Local event (Level D)

Club league

Nairn East Beach

Online Entry

Sun 3 Sept  MOR

Regional event (Level C)

Club league

Lossie Forest
Sat 23 Sept (morning) BASOC

Regional event (Level C)

Club league

Auchernack and Balliefurth, nr Aviemore
Sat 23 Sept (afternoon) BASOC Regional urban event (Level C) Aviemore
Sun 24 Sept BASOC National Event (Level B) Inshriach, nr Kincraig
Sun 1 Oct INVOC

Local event (Level D)

Club league

Cnoc a Bhreacaich, Dingwall

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

Event Safety Workshop - Monday 2nd October (time & venue to be confirmed)

Organising and planning is very rewarding and is essential for our sport.  Attending an Event Safety Workshop is essential to be able to plan or organise.  Suzanne Robins-Bird has offered to run our next workshop on Monday 2nd Oct in the evening.  It lasts about 3 hrs and there is lots of discussion.  Venue will be in central Inverness - still to be arranged.  Thanks to Suzanne.  Please contact James Laird: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

Planning and computing (SI) workshops will be arranged in the autumn.  Contact James Laird if you would be interested in attending one of these.

Balfour Forest - Sunday 31st July - Day 2 Scottish 6 Day

A superb week of orienteering in Deeside, with the weather playing ball (almost).  About 70 INVOCs made the trip and were some of 3,000 competitors from all over the world.  'Our Day' was Day 2 at Balfour Forest.  Thanks to all the volunteers that turned up, did a long stint helping, then did their run and came back for more and collected controls in.   Special thanks to planners Iain Shepherd & Marsela McLeod, Assistant Organiser Rhona Fraser, Arena Team Leader Guy Seaman and Start Team Leader Gilly Kirkwood.  It was a very well organised and very well planned event on excellent areas.

INVOCs with top 10 results:

W16L Megan Keith 5th

M18L Finlay Todd 5th

W45S Jacquie Laird =6th

M35L Laurence Cload 6th

W70L Joan Noble 7th

W10B Erica Cload 8th

W10B Hazel Cload 9th

W70S Adrienne Sowood 9th

W16L Jenny Blackwood 10th

And also worth mentioning Oscar Shepherd winning the battle of the INVOC M14s and Alasdair Raynor winning the battle of the INVOC M16s!  Wooden compass goes to James Laird for running off the map for 15 minutes on Day 1 - a wooden one must be better than the one he was using!

Full results: here


Club League

The INVOC Club League has been updated! Take a look everyone and get training to move up those places.  

Thanks to Alastair Kinghorn who has looked after the league for more than a year and to Jon Shepherd who has taken over the league calculations.  The next 3 events in the league are Nairn East Beach, Lossie Forest &  Auchernack and Balliefurth.

League tables