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:

2nd Sept: Anagach, Junior Cup info, homepage tidy up

11th August: Craig Leach iRomp.

19 June: Clash Wood iROMP info

Our Next Event

All of INVOC's 2020's fixtures including iROMPs and MAPRUNs can be found by clicking the link here

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.

Athletes' COVID-19 Code of Conduct: here

Anagach, Grantown-on-Spey - Junior Cup Round 3: Sunday Sept 19th

Not strictly speaking our event, but organised by Alison, planned by Jon and on our area with a lot of our club members helping - so almost our event.  Courses from orange to short brown for juniors and a short, medium and long for the seniors.  

Juniors time to enter for the third and final Junior Cup round - this time on home terrain. Parents of juniors - this is a North Area fixture and parents of North Area juniors are being asked to help. Please contact Alison Matheson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to offer any help you can give. Adults accompanying juniors can also enter.

Adults without juniors either guarantee your entry by offering to help, or wait until Sept 8th to enter when entries open up.

Closing date Sept 12th. Pre-entries only. Event limited to 200 people.

Pre-entries here: 

Our current iROMP 

Craig Leach iROMP - click here for info.

INVOC invites you to the latest iROMP (INVOC Regular Orienteering Mapping Programme) at Creag Leach, approx. 5 miles SW of Inverness. There are four courses courtesy of Alec Keith: orange, light green, green and blue. It’s not an organised event– the controls have been laid out discreetly in the woodland, so just print a map and go run the courses in your own time. There are no timing devices. Maps were distributed in the INVOC weekly news email on 3 August. Other clubs can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the maps and details Go and enjoy! Remember if you go out to drop the planner an email, record your results on the google form or a message on the WhatsApp group so we know whether it is being used.

Results: Submit your time here here; Compare your time to others here 

Abriachan Level D (Local) event Sun 16th May

[posted May 16th]

Getting back to O.

Abriachan provisional results. 

The sun shone and Abriachan, its heather and steep slopes hosted us in our return. Well done to everyone. Big turn out from the juniors, for the first competition in a long time. For the adults it was a case of “I need to get fitter”. Thanks to Carolyn & Laurence Cload who organised, Colin and Eilidh Simpson who planned and Jim Finlayson for event timing (who did not expect to get sunburnt!). Thanks to all those who also helped on starts, car parking, first aid and control collecting. 


Training and Coaching:

Technique training:   Junior training has re-started following summer holidays with a new Eagle Eyes group: 

  •  iJOS and Talons Weds evenings alternating in terrain and online.  
  •  Eagle Eyes every fortnight in terrain

All subject to Scottish Govt guidelines on organised sport - maybe subject to cancellation at short notice.

Details and sign up via Spond. If you are not already in a training group (and using Spond) and wish to join one of them contact Jacquie Laird. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to covid restrictions additional spaces may be limited.

iROMP (forest) & MAPRUN (urban) :

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

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:

  • To be announced once Covid restrictions ease

The next few 'local' events 

See this spreadsheet at this link   for all forthcoming INVOC events in 2021

See Scottish Orienteering Events Calendar for other Scottish fixtures, or MOR's and BASOC's websites for their specific events.