STAG HistorySummary of Achievements 1982 > 2018



Last Updated: Fri 13 Sep 2019

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 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 36+ 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 COT Mapping Convenor.

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

Moray 2013 - ?????

Highland 2015 - Day 5 Terry & Graham Controllers.

Deeside 2017 - Terry (Assistant Controller).

Strathearn 2019 - The Central Organisation Team currently includes 2 STAG Members - Terry & Karen - Overall Event Co-Ordinator & Webperson respectively. Fredrik was Assistant Controller For Day 2 Edinchip.

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.

British Schools Championships

STAG hosted the 3rd BSOC in 1989 at Dechmont Ranges, Cambuslang & then again in 1996 @ Faskally.

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. 6 years later Pauline planned the event at Inshriach, Aviemore with Ian Pyrah our Controller.

On 1st September 2019 , STAG hosted the Championship again with courses planned by Gerry Thomson & Ian Pyrah once again controlled the event which used an extended Faskally Woods & Pitlochry map. The races were blessed with good weather and we also had the pleasure of Charles Howie & Ian Sadler's company. Ian actually competed :)

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 won the event at Culzean in 1999. This event was discontinued several years ago.

Scottish Ranking Events (SGs /SOLs)

Formerly known as Scotland’s Galoppen (SG) & 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; 2018 / Errochty.

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 !!! 2018 Individual @ Errochty & Scotland won again!

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.

Compass Sport Trophy & Cup

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.

We have also hosted the British Final of Trophy & Cup back in 1992 @ Allean Forest, the Scottish Final in 2012 at Faskally & in 2020 we shall host the event in March at one of our Highland Perthshire areas.

Several members have represented West Area & Scotland at Junior, Senior & Veteran level.

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
13th Sept 2019.