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 April 2018: Schools league and pupils league added

20th April 2018: Gallowhill training directions etc.

19th April 2018: Craig Phadraig results

Our next event:  

Wednesday May 2nd: Ord Hill, North Kessock.  Evening event with white to green courses. It has beautiful, open mixed forest with a fine network of paths and tracks around the tumbled remains of an Iron Age Fort.  Club members pre-entry available until Sun 29th April.  Entry On the Day available. Club members starts from 5.00pm.  Courses close 7.15pm prompt.

Schools: Encompasses the second of three INVOC schools league events. Schools info on the Schools League webpage or contact Jenny Hall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Schools to enter by Weds 25th April. Schools start before 4.45pm.

Event details & online pre-entry (schools and club members). 


Scottish Individual Championships, Achagour & Dulsie  26th May 2018

Achagour & Dulsie is just a short trip east from Inverness.  It has subtle contour detail and open heather moor, combined with a patchwork of marshes and woodlands.  Enter your age class to be part of the championships, or for local members there are colour coded course too at a cheaper entry fee.  Offers of help volunteering to Kevin Holliday: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event details     Pre-entries (closing date 13th May)

Our next Team INVOC races:

British Champs relays: May 20th, Deeside; Scottish Champs Relays May 27th, Roseisle, Forres. Contact Team Captain Dave Summers if you would like a relay run for Team INVOC at the British or Scottish .

Sun June 17th: Jamie Stevenson Trophy, Deeside area.  Extremely popular event for juniors.  INVOC looking to send a as big a team as possible.  More details to follow.  Contact Catherine Todd This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jenny Hall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Our next training/coaching session:

Sunday April 22nd: Gallowhill, North Kessock.  Training will focus on compass work, building on last months training.  Training suitable for orange standard up to black!  Long distance compass work for lt green to black, and short distance compass work for orange.  Or you can do your own thing using the controls as a score type event.  11am to 12.30pm.

****** No TD2 (yellow) training due to lack of interest *******

******* Some spare TD4/5 maps available for EOD *******

Details and directions etc. on the coaching page

More info contact James: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07766600989

The next few 'local' events 





Sat 21 April MOR

Local 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
Sat 26 May INVOC

Scottish Orienteering Championships

Achagour and Dulsie

Pre-entries (closing date 13th May)

Sun 27 May MOR

Scottish Relay Championships


To be part of a relay contact Team Captain Dave Summers

Sat 9 June BASOC

Moray & Highland Junior Championships

Anagach West, nr Grantown-on-Spey

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

Craig Phadrig - Wednesday April 18th

[posted April 19th]

What a cracking day for an evening orienteering event! Thanks to event officials: Veronica Vargas, Alec Keith and Susan Blackwood. 170 people out enjoying themselves.

Results available  here, schools league to follow.

Jan Kjellstrom Orienteering Festival, Staffordshire - March 30th to April 2nd

[posted April 3rd]

Some strong quick running was shown at the JK over Easter - with a lot of grit and mud thrown in.

Big congratulations to Megan Keith who is JK Sprint Champion and who also added a 3rd place podium in W16A in the combined middle and long distance.  Congratulations to Freya Shepherd who won the W20L combined middle and long, and Aiden McCann and Adrienne Sowood 3rd in M16B and W70S respectively.

Norway based Jo Shepherd a previous winner of W21E at the JK finished 6th in the women's elite gold ribbon event in both combined middle and long and the sprint.  Ex INVOC Ali McLeod won the men's gold ribbon M21E race, to take his first major domestic title. .

Other INVOC combined middle and long distance top 10 places went to:

Angus Laird M12A- 4th

Sorley Todd M16B - 4th

Finlay Todd M20E - 7th

Marsela McLeod W50L - 7th

Oscar Shepherd M14A - 9th

The relays doubled as a new version of the Loch Ness Beast race.  Freya Shepherd's pre-race training resulted in a broken wrist and a bit of team juggling later we had a full quota of teams.  Mixed performances from all unfortunately.  Thanks to Catherine Todd as the Team Captain.  Speedy recovery to Freya. 


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!