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:

21st Nov: home page updates

20th Nov: Culloden start times corrected

19th Nov: Craig Leach Details added.

Our next event:  

Saturday 2nd December - Culloden Woods, InvernessLocal Event.  White to green courses.  Starts 10:30am to 12.00pm.  Our Xmas event with party games for M/W10/12s and any high school kids wishing to join in from 1pm.  Cakes for sale.

Details and online entry

Our next training/coaching session:

Weds 29 November: Ness Castle, Inverness.  Night training.  Mixed terrain of birch woodland, open farmland and small section of urban.  Handrails and attack points never far away.  Good introduction to night orienteering and getting ready for the night cup series.  Short (orange'ish) and medium (lt green'ish) course equivalent to those in Northern Night Cup.  Starts 6pm to 6.10pm.  Courses close 6.50pm. 

Details    Please register here [short google form].

The next few 'local' events 





Sun Nov 26 MOR

Scottish Score Championships

Quarrelwood, Elgin
Sat 2 Dec INVOC

Local event (level D)

Club League

 Culloden Woods
Weds 6 Dec BASOC

Northern Night Cup - round 1

Mullochard, Carrbridge
Weds 13 Dec  INVOC

Northern Night Cup - round 2

Weds 20 Dec MOR

Northern Night Cup - round 3

Nairn Dunbar Golf Course
New Year's Day INVOC  Festive O (Club Activity).

Ness Castle and Holm Dell - P/O: Jacquie Laird

Weds 10 Jan 2018 INVOC

Northern Night Cup - round 4

Craig Leach

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

Club League updated November 15th

[posted Nov 21st]

The senior A league has come to an end, and there is one event left in the senior B league and the junior leagues.  Congratulations to Laurence Cload for his win in the senior A league, and well done to James Laird for making him work for it.  In the battle for 3rd place Will Nicolson just snuck it ahead of Jon Shepherd.  Well done to Will and commiserations to Jon.

In the other leagues Culloden is the final event.  Angus Laird and Finlay Raynor look like they will win the Junior B and A leagues, but all the other podium positions are up for grabs.  Get your running shoes on for Culloden....

Anagach - November 12th

[posted 16th Nov 2017]

Crisp, cold weather, firm(ish) marshes and lots of wiggly contours and a few depressions in a lovely wood. Well done to all the almost 200 people who took part. Thanks to the event team: Susan Blackwood (organiser), Alec Keith (planner), Val Springett (SI timing) & Kevin Holliday (controller) plus all the helpers on the day.


Vizionteering - Monday 30th October 2017

[posted Oct 31st 2017]

The clocks went back, darkness came and Vizionteering happened! Thanks to Run 4 It for hosting, Colin Salisbury as planner/organiser and Ian Shread for the SI timing. Well done to the course winners: Jess Tullie quickest overall, and Oscar Shepherd who, not satisfied with his gold medal in the inter-areas relays on the weekend, showed all the men a clean pair of heels.  A first Vizionteering win for a junior.  

Vizionteering results