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:

11th March 2018: March 18th training details at Glenmore added & Compass Sport Cup results.

5th March 2018: League tables updated

26th Feb 2018: Homepage updates

 Our next event:  

Wednesday April 18th: Craig Phadrig, Inverness.  Evening event encompassing the first of three INVOC schools league events. Those interested in running for their school check out the Schools League webpage or contact Jenny Hall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Preliminary event details  Info on school entries and registration on the Schools League webpage

Our 2018 AGM will follow at Charleston Academy, Kinmylies.


Our next Team INVOC race:

JK Relays, Staffordshire.  April 2nd 2018.  Day 4 of the biggest event in the O Calendar.  Those INVOCs who are making the trip have now entered the relays.  

Our next training/coaching session:

Sunday March 18th using the  Scottish Orienteering ROMP controls at Glenmore, Nr Aviemore.  Meet at the back of Glenmore Lodge (near the lochan/dry ski slope) for an 11am start.  Finish at 12.30pm followed by cafe stop in Aviemore.

Training will focus on compass work and attack points at two levels those at or training for TD3 (for orange) and those at or training for TD4/5 (Lt Green to black!). Or you can do your own thing with the ROMP map - 20 controls in a score format. Followed by a (voluntary) 1.5km sprint course around Glenmore focusing on control flow (not stopping).  For those with a smart phone this will use a new app for control punching on a virtual course.

To register please fill in this survey by Friday 16th March evening (of possible).  We will bring some spare maps.  More information: Jacquie and James Laird 0776600989 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The next few 'local' events 





Weds 18 April INVOC

Local evening event/ schools league

Craig Phadrig, Inverness
Sat 21 April MOR

Local evening event

Oakenhead, Lossiemouth
Weds 2 May INVOC

Local evening event/ schools league

Ord Hill, North Kessock
Weds 16 May INVOC

Local evening event/ schools league

Culloden Woods, Inverness

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

Compass Sport Cup - Sunday March 11th.

[posted 11th March]

A massive thank you to our Team Captain Dave Summers who got our team together.   NVOC was 3rd in our class. Well done to FVO and ESOC who were 1st and 2nd. The snow had mostly gone but it was very wet underfoot. Challenging and fun courses, with vegetation that we are not that familiar with.  It is a big commitment for us with a 3hr+ drive compared to the likes of FVO and ESOC who just have to pop down the road. And we still managed 23 counting runners. ESOC will be looking over their shoulders as with just two more next year ESOC will be worried. We were of course the best of the 3 northern clubs with their 3hr drive!

Our scoring runners were:


Finlay Todd 2 99

Iain Shepherd 4 97

Laurence Cload 2 97

Guy Seaman 6 96

Angus Laird 9A 96

Jon Shepherd 4 95

Rozy Shepherd 3 95

Eilidh Simpson 9B 94

Megan Keith 8B 94

Tim Sowood 7 93

Jacquie Laird 3 93

Alison Matheson 5 91

James Laird 2 91

Kevin Holliday 4 90

Norbert Otreba 9A 88

Finlay Raynor 8A 88

Beryl Seaman 7 87

Alasdair Raynor 2 87

Oscar Shepherd 8A 86

David Summers 4 84

Adrienne Sowood 7 83

Veronica Vargas 5 78

Catherine Todd 5 77

Results are here.

Lochandinty - Sunday Feb 25th

[posted Feb 26th]

The sun shone - what more could one ask for - and 100+ people enjoyed a pleasant gambol. Thanks to Suzanne for organising, Will Nicolson and Zoe MacKenzie for planning and Pablo Alvarez-Icaza for the SI timing, plus the other volunteers on the day.



Happy 40th Birthday to INVOC! 

INVOC was 40 years old in January 2018 and we celebrated at Farr Village Hall during and after our Littlemill event.  Past members came and joined us with music from Iain Hope and friends, plus messages from absent friends.

Thanks to Catherine Todd and Veronica Vargas for organising, Steve Bunn for planning, Jim Finlayson for the SI and Iain Shepherd for mentoring/advising/safety sign off. Results, winsplits and Routergadget are here.