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:

12th Jan 2018: Littlemill Online Entries added

11th Jan 2018: Homepage updates including information on refunds for those pre-entered Craig Leach

9th Jan 2018: 40th Anniversary information

Happy 40th Birthday to INVOC!


All current and past INVOC members and our friends in other clubs are invited to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Saturday 27 January 2018 after the Littlemill event

Warm hall afterwards at Farr Village Hall with a chance to celebrate, reminisce and ceilidh dance and share a birthday cake. Wood fired mobile pizza company and soups booked and available to buy with plenty of salads to share.

Please look out any photos and memorabilia from the last 40 years and bring it or contact Veronica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Music will be provided by our talented orienteers and musicians Iain Hope & friends accompanied by Jenny 

As for dress code, please bring your old gear or a funny beanie hat, as there will be a prize for the runner with the best hat.

Food and music will be available from 11:30 and the celebration will start at 13:15 with a speech from one of INVOC’s founder members, Ken Naismith.

Hope you can come along.

 Our next event:  

****  For those who pre-entered the cancelled Craig Leach 10th Jan night event refunds will be issued via the Fabian 4 pre-entry service  *****


Saturday 27th Jan: Littlemill, Inverarnie nr Inverness.  Local event, club league and 40th Anniversary Celebrations.  A full range of courses up to blue standard will be on offer, followed by a party afterwards (see above).  See you there!!

Details and online entry



Our next training/coaching session:

Wednesday evenings in December and January are full of Northern Night Cup events.  These events are good for training.  Orienteering at night makes you focus on distance judgement, map contact and accurate compass bearings over short distances.  Practice this during the night cup series, and you will be in tip top shape for day races in the New Year - maybe :-). 

The next few 'local' events 





Sat 13 Jan MOR

Local Event

Mayne Wood, Elgin
Weds 17 Jan  MOR

Northern Night Cup - round 5

Culbin, Forres
Weds 24 Jan BASOC

Northern Night Cup - round 6

Aviemore Golf Course, Aviemore
Sat 27 Jan INVOC

 INVOC 40th Anniversary event and social (local event/ club league)

Littlemill, Inverarnie
Sun 11 Feb BASOC Local event Loch Vaa, Boat of Garten
Sat 17 Feb MOR Local event Darnaway
Sun 25 Feb INVOC

Local event / Club League

Lochandinty, Croy

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

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

Lochandinty - Northern Night Cup Round 2 - Wednesday December 13th

50 hardy orienteers braved the dark and the freezing temperatures to test themselves around Francis Williams' courses.  Well done to all.  INVOC's Oscar Shepherd has cemented his lead in the medium course, helped by the absence of Finaly Raynor.  INVOC's Iona Scott won the short course.  Thanks go to the event team: Alison Matheson (organiser), Francis Williams (planner), Ian Shread (SI timing) and Marsela McLeod (controller), plus the helpers on the day.


Culloden Woods - Saturday Dec 2nd

The weather warmed up for our Culloden Woods event.  It is a nicer place in the daylight compared to our night race there two years ago!  Thanks to the event team: Carolyn Cload (organiser), Dave Summers (planner) and Joan Noble (SI) and all the helpers on the day.

Now we have to wait with baited breath for the final results of the INVOC club league....