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:

22nd May Homepage tidy up, new iROMP

18th May Schools leagues updated after Evanton

17th May Culloden details, homepage tidy up, Achnasoul training details added on coaching page

Our next event(s):  

Wednesday May 29th: Culloden Woods, Culloden.  The third of our spring evening series that also incorporates the INVOC Schools competition.


Training and Coaching:

Technique training: Saturday June 15th: North Area Junior Training at Quarrelwood, Elgin.  Courtesy of Moravian.  Orange to brown standard.  11am to 3pm.  Register using Google Form by end of May. 

iROMP:  Controls at Abriachan have been collected in.  Thanks to the Hudsons.  Controls will soon be out in Craig Leach.  If you want a map for own training please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

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 

Our next Team INVOC races:

Sunday 25th May.  Scottish Relay Championships at Drumlanrig, Dumfries and Galloway.   Pit your wits against the best in Scotland in this mass start race.  For most of us it is the participation that counts, but hopefully we will field one or two competitive teams this year. Contact Club Captain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in taking part. 

Sunday 9th June 2019.   Jamie Stevenson Trophy (JST).  This year it is local to us as BASOC are hosting it at Glen GYnack, Kingussie. So a great opportunity to get a really strong INVOC team out. Contact Catherine Todd This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The next few 'local' events 





Weds May 29th INVOC Local event incl. schools Culloden Woods, Culloden
Sun June 2nd MOR Regional Event Culbin Forest, Forres
Sun June 9th BASOC Jamie Stevenson Trophy (juniors) Regional Event Glen Gynack, Kingussie
Sun June 16th INVOC Regional Event Keppernach, Nr Nairn

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

For 2019 Scottish Orienteering League fixtures: SOL1 Feb 24th Birsemore, SOL2 Mar 31st Dumyat, SOL3 Apr 14th Falkland, SOL 4 May 12th tbc, SOL5 Sept 8th Drummond Hill, SOL6 Sept 21st Edinburgh, SOL7 13th Oct Teviothead.  2019 Scottish Championships: May 25th Dalbeattie

Evanton - May 15th 2019

[posted May 17th 2019]

Many thanks to organiser Marsela McLeod and junior planer Oscar Shepherd from Fortrose Academy, with Jon Shepherd on SI. Thanks to all the other volunteers who helped set up, man registration, man the start and collect all the controls in.


It was World Orienteering Day as well - and what a beautiful day to showcase our sport!

Results are available here

Ord Hill - May 1st 2019

[posted May 2nd 2019]

Well done to all the runners at Ord Hill yesterday, particularly those for who this was their first race or who were trying a new course. There were 180 plus runners. Thanks a lot to the event team: Veronica Vargas, Colin Simpson, Eilidh Simpson &Jenny Hall plus the on the day volunteers.


Results are available here

Abriachan March 10th:

[posted 12th March 2019]

Well done to everybody who braved the blizzards at Abriachan today (10th March).  Abriachan tests you technically and physically and as the weekend heralded a full return to winter with snow this added an extra dimension.  The slick organisation of Team Shread ensured a smooth event, despite the conditions, particularly with the hospitality of the Forest Trust in their rooms and with their soup, scones, cakes and tea/coffee.  The courses Ronan and Susan Blackwood offered made the most of the terrain and avoided the worst – including recent forestry and windblow.  If you can get your head round the slower than normal terrain it is a great area.  Thanks to them, and Val Springett (SI), Jim Finlayson (the injured first aider) and James Laird (controller), plus all the other helpers.  Don’t forget to fill your tick report in too – including no sign of ticks.

Final results

The Tick project team(run by Scottish Rural College and Edinburgh University) were present, and are looking for volunteers to report whether they found any ticks after their run. Details on how to report ticks here - please do follow the link and report - especially if you found NO ticks, that's just as important information.