Who are we?

In 1982, St. Andrew’s Orienteering Club (Glasgow) was formed in the East End of Glasgow with the primary purpose of making Orienteering a more accessible activity.
By producing maps & hosting events, setting up permanent facilities & facilitating schools’ involvement we continue to promote Orienteering as a
Sport For All & a Sport For Life.

Although we may be numerically small, we do a phenomenal (no sponsorship in the air I’m afraid!) amount of events & continue to pioneer how Orienteering can be embraced throughout education.

In 2017 we have continued to liaise with Local Authorities to support our work; Review the usefulness or otherwise of using Sports Centres to sell map packs ; Arranged 4 Score Events ; Supported World Orienteering Day; Piloted the STAG/SOA Membership option ; Offered Orienteering Activity as often as we can ; Hosted our 35th Anniversary Event in our latest new mapped area - Grandtully.

STAG hosted a SOUL based at Cumbernauld Theatre on Sunday 20th August 2017.
The Glasgow Parks Championships returns to its original date of 1st Sunday in December.

Formed in 1982, we continue to provide new & innovative ideas to stimulate local and Scottish Orienteering.

Although Glasgow has always been the hub of STAG activity, we have worked on projects adjacent to the City in both North & South Lanarkshire and because of our links with the former Faskally Outdoor Centre, near Pitlochry, the Club has mapped several areas in Perthshire.

STAG’s portfolio over the past 30+ years is impressive.

Scottish 6 Days International Festival

First held in 1977, the Club has made a contribution to this successful Scottish Project since 1985 when the main Event Centre was based at Faskally Outdoor Centre, Pitlochry.

Highland 1987 - Jimmy Reid (Organiser) & Terry O’Brien (Assistant Controller) - Day 4 Inshriach.

Loch Lomond 1989 - Terry O’Brien & Jimmy Reid (Organisers) - Day 6 South Achray.

Southern Uplands 1991 - Graham McFadyen & Terry O’Brien (Planners) - Day 5 - Dalmacallan.

Royal Deeside 1993 - No Central Organisational roles but assisted on Day 3 @ Balnagowan.

Speyside 1995 - Graham McFadyen - Craigbui - Planner ? Controller?

Breadalbane 1997 - Jackie Riley (Organiser) & Graham McFadyen (Assistant Controller) Day 4 Craigvenian ; Terry O’Brien Day 5 Controller.

Highland 1999 - Jackie & Graham (Organisers) ; Terry (Assistant Controller).

Lochaber 2001 - Several STAG members involved including Jackie, Graham, Gregor, Gerry, Jim & Pauline.

Moray 2003 - ??? 

Royal Deeside 2005 - ??? 

Spey 2007 - Terry (Controller)

Tay 2009 - Terry CO Mapping Convenor.

Oban 2011- Ardchattan Day 5 Pauline (Planner) & Terry (Assistant Controller).

Moray 2013 -  ?????

Highland 2015 - Day 5 Terry & Graham Controllers.

Deeside2017 - Terry (Assistant Controller).

In 2001 several members formed part of the Lochaber 6 Day Team.In 2013, Pauline - now of RR - was one of the Planners @ Loch of Boath, Day 4. For Highland 2015, Terry & Graham were Lead & Assistant Controller respectively.

British Championships

This competition tends to come to Scotland every 10 years or so. Back in 1986 several of our members competed at Achilty, north of Inverness. In Oban in 1996, STAG was trusted with the task of running the main start.

Scottish Championships, National Events & JKs

In 1998 we held our 1st National Event at Leachdann Tom Na Croich followed the year after with Jackie co-ordinating the Scottish Champs (on behalf of West Area) & Terry planning the Relays at Kirkhill near Dumfries.

The Jan Kjellstrom Easter Festival was held in Scotland in 2000 & Graham & Terry planned the International Relays at Tullochroisk, near Kinloch Rannoch.

2004, STAG was the lead Club @ the Scottish Champs & in 2007 & 2012 held our 25th & 30th Anniversary Events both at Errochty Forest including the Veteran & Senior Home International Competitions.

Scottish Score Championships

Was first hosted by STAG back in 1994 @ Birnam when an all female conspiracy of Jackie, Zoe Griffin & Jan BJ took on the main roles. 8 years later Pauline planned the event at Inshriach, Aviemore with Ian Pyrah our Controller..

Scottish Inter Club Team Relays

What started life as a 14 person version in 1988, became an 11 person in 1993 has now become an event for 8(small clubs)/11(large clubs)person in 2009. Once again STAG innovated these sensible adaptations. So Faskally in 1993 ; Allean in 1995 & Faskally again in 2009 & STAG did win the event at Culzean in 1999.

Scottish Ranking Events

Formerly known as Scotland’s Galoppen & now the Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) these ranking events are the major corner stones of the Scottish season. STAG’s involvement goes way back to 1987 / South Achray; 1990 / Clunie; 1992 / Allean(S); 1994 / Allean(N); 1998 National Event then in 2000 & 2003 @ Leachdann Tom na Croich; 2007 / Errochty;
2009 / Dalnamein ; 2012 / Errochty; 2013 / Clunie {jointly with ESOC} & 2014 / Faskally{support from SCOTJOS}. 2015/Bonskeid.

British Schools’ Champs

STAG was the 1st Scottish club to host this event in 1989 (Dechmont Ranges) & again in 1996 at Faskally.

Junior Home Internationals

2002 @ Errochty & Faskally & Scotland won !!!

Veteran Home Internationals

2007 both Individual & Relays at Errochty and we nearly won !!

Senior Home Internationals

Our map of Dalnamein was used for the 2008 SHI Relay Event which Scotland again won. The SHI Individual returned to Errochty in September 2012.

Do you know who was the 1st Scottish Club to win the Compass Sport Trophy (Small Clubs)? Well back in 1992 STAG travelled to Wales for the final and returned victorious. Several members have represented West Area & Scotland at Junior, Senior & Veteran level.

STAG is also known for hosting top quality events. We have staged the Final of the British Compass Sport Cup & Trophy at Allean in 1992 and hosted the Scottish Finals in February 2012 @ Faskally.

I once again extend a warm & friendly welcome to all to come along and participate in our wonderful sport.

Best Wishes

Terry O’Brien, STAG Hon President
15th January 2017.

Posted on 31st Dec 11 by Admin


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