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:

18th Nov: Craig Phadrig coaching preliminary info added (homepage and caoching page)

17th Nov: International Junior Selection process details added in Junior section.

15th Nov: coaching info for Gallowhill added on coaching page

Our next event(s): 

Sun Nov 24th: Carse of Ardersier, Ardersier.  Regional event with courses from white to brown in the runnable and technical wood of Carse.  Good track network gives great junior courses too.  

Parking on hardstanding.  Many thanks to CWC Group for allowing us to park on the Port of Ardersier access road.

Event details

Pre-entry on SIentries by Weds 20th Nov (help the organisers and save yourself money!).

Training and Coaching:

Technique training:  Sat 23 November (1pm to 2.30pm) - Craig Phadrig, Inverness  (Eagle Eyes and junior and adult Talons). Only one left of the autumn coaching block.  If you haven't signed up you can sign up  here

iROMP:  Controls are now out in Gallowhill.  Maps have been distributed to the training groups.  If you haven't received one and want a map for own training please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    Note: No access on Saturdays (due to shooting).

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:

Sat/Sun 9/10th November 2019.   Inter-Areas, Deeside.  Well done to the North Area and the INVOC kids who ran. Relay, individual and overall winners this year!

This is particularly the case with the absolutely freezing temperatures. All did INVOC and the 'North team' a good turn.

Big thanks to Jenny for all her organisation (in what was difficult logistics) and to all the parents that helped with transport and looking after the team. Great for INVOC kids to hang out with Moravian Orienteering Club and Badenoch and Strathspey Orienteering Club kids. Thanks to Mar Orienteering Club - MAROC and Gramp orienteers for the two events.

The next few 'local' events 





Sun 24th Nov INVOC Regional

Carse Wood, Ardesier


Weds Dec 4th BASOC Local night - NNC1 Kincraig
Weds Dec 11th MOR Local night - NNC2 Culbin, Forres
Weds Dec 18th INVOC Local night - NNC3 Nairn East Beach, Nairn
Weds Jan 1st INVOC Local - tbc


looking for planner/organiser

Thurs 2nd Jan MOR Local Grant Park, Forres

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

Visionteering - 11th November 2019

[posted 12th Nov]

Thank you to Run4It for hosting Vizionteering 2019! Great to see so many people there including lots of non orienteers (you are orienteers now 😉). Thank you to Colin Salisbury for great and testing course planning and to Ronan and Susan for computing.

Well done to Johannes Petersen & Alison Matheson for the win in the men and women's category's and Finlay Raynor and Rachael Scott in the boys and girls categories.  Erica Cload taking coveted the spot prize.

Lost property: Nike beanie and pair of gloves left at Run4It.

Vizionteering results

Run4It Facebook post

Megan Keith - SportsScotland Young Sportswoman of the Year 2019

[posted 11th Nov]

In recognition of her fantastic achievements this year Megan was awarded the SportsScotland Young Sportswoman of the Year 2019 last Friday.   A lot of dedication and hard work goes into achieving results in both orienteering and cross country, winning two international gold medals at orienteering, a national cross country title, and stand out performances in the Baxters 10km and national short cross country last weekend.  INVOC congratulate you.  Well done.

September 29th: Nairn SOUL (Scottish Orienteering Urban League) 

[posted Sept 29th 2019]

Great event at Nairn today. Mix of long and short legs causing some challenges of concentration in the alleyways of Nairn on the new super expanded map. Did anyone manage Wullie’s optimum route choices? 

Many thanks to the event team of Gilly Kirkwood, Wullie Nicolson, Ian Shread and Steve Smirthwaite. 

Results including Winsplits and Routegadget are in the website. Optimum route choices uploaded too.   

Finally two children’s jackets were left in the Community Centre.  Pls contact Gilly Kirkwood (info on the final details) to reclaim.  


Photos from Steve Rush here

Megan Keith - Junior European W18 Sprint Champion 2019

She's done it again.....  What a brilliant result... and whilst her parents were organising our urban event.



Junior Inter-areas - Nov 9th/10th

Individual and relay in Deeside area.  Run for the north of Scotland.  Overnight accommodation in Aberdeen youth hostel.  Stay in youth hostel with rest of Scottish juniors, or with your family elsewhere.  More info here.

Sign up by Sept 27th.  Contact Jenny Hall for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

INVOC Urban Series - 6th, 13th and 20th Sept

[posted 16th Sept]

Urban event 1 at lochardil down. Great running and good chat afterwards. Some little tricks catching people out. Thanks to Steve Scott, Marsela McLeod, Ronan and Susan Blackwood for putting the event on. 

Results now available for Kinmylies Urban O. Thank you to the event team of David and Jenny Hall, and David Summers, for the fantastic courses. Great to see so many people there. 

***** Just waiting for results and league standings following Dalneigh *****************

Urban leagues standings after two events here

Lochardil and Kinmylies Results