Scottish Score Championships - No.672.Faskally & PitlochrySun 01 September, 2019

Regional level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Results will be here

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Sincere thanks to Gerry, Ian, Keith & STAG members who all contributed to delivering another quality experience to the Orienteering Community. Why our National Body do not see this as 'Development' I remain mystified. A provisional loss (if the total cost of the resurveying & extending of the map upgrade is written off of over £700) should make them be concerned.

To the best of my knowledge, the guidelines associated with the Development Fund have not changed since STAG did receive financial support with our Grandtully Project back in 2017. So why then & not now?

STAG's raison d'etre is both to support our own members and in turn all other Clubs & their members by delivering quality events in quality terrain - surely this is development.

STAG's record of using areas in Highland Perthshire extends way back to the 1980s because of the link with the former Glasgow Outdoor Centre at Faskally. For this event 16 members - 10 who had never experienced Faskally or Highland Perthshire - travelled up ran the event & also enjoyed their Orienteering Course - is this not personal development ?

We do not accept that using our areas over 80 miles from our 'registered club address' is not development. We are doing fine developing our Club Membership & facilities both within & around Glasgow but unless the bigger picture is embraced peoples involvement with Orienteering shall be short lived.

We are currently experiencing difficulty with setting up the Routegadget so if you did upload your route you might have to redo this once the gremlins are resolved.

Routegadget can be found here.

Location Info

Near: Pitlochry
Lat,Lng: 56.70108,-3.72535

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Pre Event Info

HQ - Pitlochry Scout Hall. Start Times can be viewed here

Directions / Parking

Posting on Saturday August 31st @ 11.30am

Please note that there are now no available maps for entry on the day.

A difficultly has came to light this morning with Course 3 maps and replacement copies have had to be printed from my ink-jet printer on plain paper. These maps shall now be laminated to protect them into A4 pockets for use at the event tomorrow.

Now version 3 of Final details with incorrect Grid References now both amended.

Please note that due to a shortage of spaces we have now had to limit the parking at Faskally to those of MW75+, Parents with children, STAG Helpers & First Aid. Car sharing with any MW75s+ is a good option. The google pin on the map shows the location of Pitlochry Scout Hall.

The model used successfully to host SOL 2014, with parking within Pitlochry’s main car parks and HQ at the Scout Hall at the south-east end of Pitlochry is again being used for this event. The map has been extended by Stirling Surveys.

This means most competitors will have an approx. 2K walk to Faskally Woods on pavement and then back after their run. It is a 10 mins stroll between Finish & Start.

There is no parking charges on a Sunday in Pitlochry's Car Parks.

Map / Terrain

Scale of 1:7500 for all- A4 size for 40 minute & A3 for 70 mins & 60 mins

Registration and Start times

Very Limited entry on day from 10am > 11am at Registration within Pitlochry Scout Hall which is located at the SE end of the town for ONLY the 40 minutes (M/W14-) & 70 minute courses but you are advised to check map availability before travelling.

5 maps remain available for each of the Course 1 (70 mins) & Course 3 (40 mins) - email

Start times 10:30am > 12:29pm.

Due to preferences expressed

Early now = 10:30am > 10:44am (15 minutes)

Middle now = 10:45am > 11:59am (75 minutes)

Late now = 12 Noon > 12:29pm (30 minutes)

Course Information

3 Courses - there is no string course on offer.

Courses on offer

Entry Details

£4 Juniors / Unemployed
£12 Seniors
£8 OAPs/Retired

On Sunday 1st September 2019, STAG Orienteering will host the Scottish Score Championships on a newly extended map of Faskally Woods & Pitlochry.

Small in size but technically & physically challenging in nature, Faskally Woods is well known to many and has hosted the Scottish Orienteering League in 2014, the Veteran Home International Relays in 2012, CompassSport Cup Scottish Final 2005, as well as several other levels of races.

The addition of the urban & parkland terrain on the north side of the River Tummel makes the venue a great option for this competition to test both those mental skills & physical fitness to the limit.

Parking & map

The model used successfully to host SOL 2014, with parking within Pitlochry’s main car parks and HQ at the Scout Hall at the south-east end of Pitlochry is again being used for this event. The map has been extended by Stirling Surveys.

This means most competitors will have an approx. 2K walk to Faskally Woods on pavement and then back after their run. We do however hope to reach agreement with Forestry & Land Scotland to allow families & older competitors to park vehicles within Faskally Woods itself.

There is no parking charges on a Sunday in Pitlochry's Car Parks.

Event Contacts

Sportident punching including contactless (SIAC). If you do not own a card then you can hire a SIAC for £2.50 to take advantage of contactless punching, or a traditional SI-Card for free

Dog restrictions

Dogs on leads at all times. Competitors are not allowed to run with their dogs.

Miscellaneous

STAG SCORE Final Information 29 Aug2019 v3

The pavement that competitors walk along to the Start - you pass the Finish en route and can leave jackets there - should be considered as useable during the event. The A9 Dual Carriageway is marked on all maps as Forbidden but competitors can pass underneath the A9 in 2 places

1. Where the B8019 leaves Pitlochry

2. On the footpath which runs along the edge of Loch Faskally.