Big Weekend 2024

Published Feb 7, 2024


This year's Big Weekend was an all-urban extravaganza, in and around Edinburgh. Read on for a report and photos ...

Winterlopes are here for 2024

Published Jan 27, 2024


Winterlopes are here for 2024 ... read on!

AGM 2023 and Gullane Rock winner announced

Published Oct 5, 2023

The club's AGM was held last week - read on for details and to discover the winner of the club's unique Gullane Rock trophy ...

Scottish 6 Days Report

Published Aug 13, 2023


News and results from the Scottish 6 Days in Moray ...

Orienteering Edinburgh - an exciting new challenge

Published May 5, 2023


A new initiative to encourage 18-35 year olds to take up orienteering launches in Edinburgh next Thursday, 10th May. Read all about it here ...

Golden Results at JK 2023

Published Apr 11, 2023


A great weekend for Interlopers at the JK, with 3 individual golds (6 medals), 4 combined (middle and long) golds (5 medals),  along with gold in the Men's Open Relays ...

British Long Distance and Relay Championships Report

Published Mar 30, 2023


News from the British Championships last weekend including a silver medal in the relays ...

Scottish Middle Distance Champs and Pentland SOL report

Published Mar 21, 2023


A busy weekend of racing with the contrast of Saturday's Scottish Middle Distance Champs on the relatively flat terrain of Beecraigs followed by the decidedly non-flat terrain of the Pentlands for Sunday's SOL...

Liberton Winterlope - maps now available

Published Mar 12, 2023


Our last Winterlope, at Liberton Golf Course, is now ready to download ...

Kinneil Woods - entries now open

Published Mar 11, 2023

See event page for details - entries now open!

Interlopers win Compass Sport Trophy Heat

Published Feb 19, 2023


Interlopers won the Scottish Heat of the Compass Sport Trophy competition ... next stop Forest of Dean for the final.

Duddingston Winterlope - maps now available

Published Feb 19, 2023


Our third Winterlope, at Duddingston Golf Course, is now ready to download ...

Prestonfield Winterlope - maps now available

Published Feb 11, 2023

Our second Winterlope, at Prestontfield Golf Course, is now ready to download ...

Club Champion 2022

Published Feb 5, 2023


Yes, you read that right. Our club champion for 2022 has finally been determined ...

The Big Weekend

Published Feb 5, 2023


Last weekend's EUOC Big Weekend was a full return to normality post-COVID. Read on for details ...

Craigmillar Park Golf Course Winterlope courses ready

Published Jan 29, 2023


First Winterlope, at Craigmillar Park Golf Course, is now ready to go...

Winterlopes are back for 2023

Published Jan 14, 2023


Winterlopes are back again for 2023 ... read on for details.

ESOA Championships 2022

Published Nov 13, 2022


Roxburgh Reivers hosted this year's ESOC Championships at Teviothead. Read on to find out more ...

Livingston SOUL - final details available.

Published Nov 2, 2022

Entries have closed for our Livingston Deans Urban race on Sunday 20th November. See the event page for more details, and final details and

Halloween Social

Published Oct 23, 2022


It's that time of year ... you're all invited to the club's Halloween social on Sunday 30th October...

We are the Champions!!!

Published Oct 17, 2022


Well done to everyone who helped the club regain the CompassSport Trophy yesterday, and to Louise Adams for winning the Golden Boot. Read on for details and photos...

JHI Weekend Report

Published Oct 12, 2022

A fabulous weekend of orienteering up on Speyside, with a great win for Scotland in the Junior Home Internationals. Read on for a full report ...

Speyside Training Day

Published Oct 4, 2022


The club recently held a training day on Speyside, ahead of the SOL at Anagach ...

AGM 2022 and Gullane Rock Winner announced

Published Sep 30, 2022

The club's AGM was held last Thursday at the Charwood Grill. Read on to find out who's in and who's out on the committee, and to discover the winner of the club's coveted Gullane Rock award ...

Braidburn Valley Park event REARRANGED for Saturday 1st October

Published Aug 22, 2022


Our Braidburn Valley Park event will now be held on Saturday 1st October, with start times between 1:30 and 3pm. Please see event page for more details.

Entries close midnight Monday 26th September - enter on Fabian4.

Buckstone Sprintelope entries open

Published Jun 26, 2022


Our third Sprintelope of the season takes place in Buckstone on Wednesday 6th July. Entries are open, and full details can be found on our event page. Please pre-enter (up to 4pm Tuesday) if you can, though there should be enough maps for anyone wishing to enter on the day too.

Entries for South Edinburgh Sprintelope open until midnight Monday 9th May

Published May 5, 2022


Entries for the third 2022 Sprintelope, in South Edinburgh, are now open -see event page for details.

Entries for Craigmillar Sprintelope open until midnight Monday 25th April

Published Apr 23, 2022


Entries for the first Sprintelope of 2022 at Craigmillar are now open - see event page for more details.

Sprintelopes are here again

Published Apr 19, 2022


2022 Sprintelopes are upon us - read on for more details...

Entries for local event at Kinneil Wood open

Published Apr 1, 2022

Our next event is at Kinneil Woods on Saturday 9th April. Entries open on Fabian4, and full event details here.

CompassSport Trophy Heats

Published Mar 13, 2022


We're going to the CompassSport Trophy finals in October ...

ESOA Juniors' Training at Craigmillar Castle

Published Mar 10, 2022

Interlopers hosted a very successful ESOA Juniors' Training Session at our Craigmillar Castle Park event on Saturday 5th March - read on for full details ...

Duddingston Winterlope now live

Published Mar 7, 2022


Last Winterlope of the season is now open at Duddingston Golf Course

Liberton Winterlope open until midnight Sunday 28th February

Published Feb 20, 2022


Our fourth and penultimate Winterlope is now open until midnight on Sunday 28th February, on Liberton Golf Course.

Little France Winterlope now open

Published Feb 7, 2022


3rd Winterlope of the season now open until Sunday 13th February.

EUOC's Big Weekend

Published Jan 25, 2022


Great trio of races for EUOC's Big Weekend, back after last year's enforced absence

Prestonfield Winterlope open until midnight Sunday 30th January

Published Jan 23, 2022


2nd Winterlope of the season at Prestonfield Golf Course closes at midnight on Sunday 30th January ...

Entries now open for Dark 'n' Dunes weekend

Published Jan 22, 2022

Entries are now open for the Dark 'n' Dunes weekend - Scottish Night Championships (Saturday 12th February) and the first SOL of the year at Gullane (Sunday 13th February)...

Winterlopes are back! First course NOW uploaded!

Published Dec 31, 2021


Fancy a bit of Golf-O after dark? Well, Winterlopes are back for another season ...

Scottish Championships and Junior Cup Prizegiving

Published Oct 28, 2021


Photos from the somewhat delayed prizegiving for the Scottish Championships and Scottish Junior Cup ...

Interlopers at the Compass Sport Trophy final

Published Oct 23, 2021


An intrepid team of Interlopers headed south (or north in some cases!) to Sheffield last weekend to see if they could improve on their third place from 2019. Find out how they got on ...

Juniors Update: JIRCs, JHIs and ScotJOS squad selections

Published Oct 14, 2021


Our club juniors have been busy representing Scotland at the JIRC and JHI, justifying their place in the ScotJOS squad for next year ...

AGM and Gullane Rock Presentation

Published Sep 26, 2021

The Club held its AGM in person(!) this year, at the Charwood Grill last Thursday evening. Read on to find out who was awarded the Gullane Rock this year, and who your new committee are ...

Scottish Junior Cup

Published Sep 21, 2021


The final round of the Scottish Junior Cup was held at Anagach last Sunday, and the club has no fewer than 3 Junior Champions ... read on for more details.

SOUL is back!

Published Sep 15, 2021

SOUL (Scottish Orienteering Urban League) is back.

British Sprint Championships

Published Aug 28, 2021


Great results for the club at the British Sprint Champs weekend, including 2 individual wins and a win in the relays ...

Scottish 6 Days Report and Results

Published Aug 14, 2021

  • Read on for results and a report from this year's Scottish 6 Days event in and around Fort William ...W

Blackford Sprintelope entries now CLOSED ...

Published Jul 7, 2021

Entries for our decidedly non-urban Blackford Sprintelope have now closed.  Event details here ...

Club Juniors selected for Junior WOC and EYOC

Published Jun 17, 2021


Congratulations to Pippa and Mairi on their selection ...

Moredun Sprintelope #9 - entries close 1pm Tuesday 22nd June

Published Jun 15, 2021


Entries are now open for our Moredun Sprintelope on 23rd June, closing at 1pm on Tuesday 22nd June.

British Middles, Northern and Scottish Champs Results

Published Jun 14, 2021

Nothing for months then 3 big events in 9 days. Plenty of Interlopers in action, with some excellent results ...

Scottish Junior Cup Round 1 - Results from Auchingarrich

Published Jun 1, 2021

Results from the first round of the Scottish Junior Cup, with wins for our juniors ...

Entries for Polkemmet event now open - entries open until Thursday

Published May 31, 2021

Entries for our Polkemmet event on Saturday 12th June are now open - see the event details for more information. Final Details, Start List and Control descriptions now available ...

Website reorganisation

Published May 9, 2021

Following on from our style makeover a couple of months ago, we're now launching the first phase of our site reorganisation ...

Entries now open for the Fairmilehead Sprintelope

Published May 4, 2021


Entries are now open for the Fairmilehead Sprintelope on 12th May

Quiz Night on Sunday 9th May

Published May 3, 2021

Don't miss our next quiz night on Sunday 9th May, hosted by Mike Stewart

Dechmont Law Event - entries now closed.

Published Apr 26, 2021

Our Dechmont Law event on Saturday 8th May is now closed for entries. Hope you managed to get a place ...

2021 Sprintelope Series starts next week

Published Apr 22, 2021


The 2021 Sprintelope series gets underway next week.

Craigmillar Castle event is GO (and fully subscribed!)

Published Mar 22, 2021

Our Craigmillar Castle event is on - postponed by a week to Saturday 10th April - for members of all SOA-affiliated clubs in the City of Edinburgh council area. See event page for final details.

March Bingo

Published Mar 1, 2021


Club Bingo Session arranged by Lorna and Fiona...

New website design

Published Feb 17, 2021

As you may have noticed, our website looks very different today ...

Latest COVID-19 news - spring events rescheduled

Published Feb 14, 2021

Latest update on COVID-19 - we've rearranged our Spring events ...

Social - Chat and Photos

Published Feb 2, 2021


Our next social is on Sunday 7th February - chat and photos with from Pip and Chris on pack-rafting and the Wards on experiences in Sweden ...

New Winterlopes and more Fight With The Night (FWTN)

Published Jan 25, 2021

Fight With the Night (FWTN) has resumed after the Xmas break, along with new Winterlopes. Read on ...

Club Strengthening and Conditioning Sessions

Published Jan 16, 2021

Interlopers now has its own Strength and Conditioning sessions from Laura and Zoe. More details ...

Christmas Day run in memory of Robin Morris

Published Jan 15, 2021

On Christmas Day, nearly a dozen club members ran from Holy Corner to the top of Braid Hill in memory of Robin Morris ...

BOF Incentive Scheme Latest

Published Nov 15, 2020

An update on the latest club recipients of BOF Incentive Scheme awards ...

ScotJOS Selections

Published Oct 29, 2020

5 Interloper Juniors selected for ScotJOS 2020/2021 ...

GB Talent Squad Selection

Published Oct 29, 2020


Congratulations to Pippa Carcas on selection to Tier 1 of the GB Orienteering Talent Squad.  Full details in the BOF News article ...


Paul's Virtual London Marathon

Published Oct 17, 2020

Paul Caban took part in the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4th October, running from his house in South Edinburgh to North Berwick, in the company of a small support team of Interlopers and other friends.  His time of just under 3hours 30minutes wasn’t quite what he was hoping for: having started more quickly than his planned pace, he hit...

News From the AGM

Published Sep 27, 2020

The club's 45th AGM was held on Thursday 24th September on Zoom. Ali Masson started proceedings with an inspiring talk on his and Sasha Chepelin's attempt to run a record number of Munros in 24 hours, including many photos and details on the intricacies of planning such an event.  It was then on to regular business, with Max Carcas giving his last...

Virtual Event at Colinton Dell

Published Sep 10, 2020

Well done to everyone who took part in our virtual Colinton Dell event in the first week of September.  It's an intricate area, with the courses interspersing urban and parkland terrain to keep everyone on their toes.  Results can be found via the MapRun Console website ( - search for Colinton.  The club also...

Celebrating our Volunteers

Published Jun 6, 2020


A big thank you to all our volunteers, without whom the club would not exist.  A special mention to Ken Daly and Paul Caban, whose efforts over the years are featured on the SOA website as part...

SOA Young Orienteer of the Year

Published Jun 5, 2020


Congratulations to Angus Ivory who has made it to the final 3 of the SOA's Young Orienteer of the Year competition.  More details in this SOA website article ...


Published Mar 18, 2020


In a message to all members on Tuesday 17 March, Peter Hart, the Chief Executive of British Orienteering, announced that all orienteering activities in the UK must be suspended with immediate effect, as a precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

If there are any changes to this policy, an...

Craigmillar Castle Woods - a review

Published Mar 9, 2020


A volunteer’s view of our Craigmillar Come-And-Try-It – thanks to Colin Inverarity for this report (and for his and other volunteers’ help on the day):


New Interloper event banners

Published Oct 8, 2019

Preview of our new club banners, to be seen at an event near you soon...

Start bannerFinish banner Information banner

JHI and JIRC selections

Published Sep 5, 2019

It’s the time of year when our Juniors get to test themselves against their English, Welsh and Irish contemporaries.  The JIRCs (Junior Inter-Regional Championships) will be held in South Yorkshire on the 28th – 29th September, and the JHIs (Junior Home Internationals) will be held in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland...

JOK Chasing Sprint on live TV

Published Jun 24, 2019


Orienteering on the Adventure Show (by Graeme Ackland)

The BBC Scotland "Adventure Show" will be covering the JOK Chasing Sprint this coming FRIDAY 28 June at Callendar Park, Falkirk.  The chasing sprint has a two race format, with the prologue time determining...

Club Juniors in Action!

Published Jun 11, 2019

Our Club Juniors have been in action at two recent events. 


On Friday, club members at local schools attended the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Hopetoun House, along with around 300 other juniors from...

World Schools Championships, Estonia

Published May 6, 2019


Many congratulations to Angus Ivory, who finished 4th in the M2-School Long course on Wednesday 1 May.  He followed this up by coming 8th in the same category in the Middle Distance on the...

Fife Urban Weekend

Published Mar 27, 2019


Whilst many were in the Lake District, a little closer to home saw the Club’s “urban” aficionados taking on a Fife double-header on 23/24 March.

Saturday was a sprint-distance race in historic Culross, with Rachel Kirkland on good form to be first vet lady on the Long course, and good runs by assorted McIntyres...

INTs at World Champs

Published Aug 31, 2016


Team GB performed with distinction in the World Champs recently finished in Sweden.  The Mixed Sprint Relay Team came 4th, and the Men's Forest Relay Team, including Hector Haines on the second leg, achieved the same result.  In the Individual events, Hector was 19th in the Long race, in which Alan Cherry finished 37th.

As a result of...

Interløpers Juniors at Jamie Stevenson Trophy

Published Jun 19, 2016

Club Juniors perform well at JST on 19 June

Annual General Meeting

Published Jun 9, 2016

41st AGM of Interløpers on 9 June

Interløpers at Scottish Champs

Published Jun 6, 2016

Interløpers hit the podium at the Scottish Relays / Champs.

Interløpers at BOC

Published May 25, 2016

British Championships on 30 April

INTrepid Weekend

Published Apr 11, 2016

INTrepid Weekend (SOUL 4 / SOL 2)

INTs go marching on!

Published Mar 16, 2016

CompassSport Cup Qualifier.  Dumyat.

Our mission: finish in the top three.

Everyone else's mission: finish in the top four.

How hard could it be?  Well, for most of the day we made hard work of it, but eventually we scrambled passed ECKO to bag a place in the final in Sheffield on 16 October.

INT course winners were Scott Fraser, Freddie Carcas and Sam Bartlett

CLYDE, RR and ECKO will be at the final, and some English and Welsh clubs too, so we'll have to work a bit harder to support our superstars Scott, Freddie and Sam, and bury the misery of last year's tie-break defeat.

SOA Newsletter

Published Feb 1, 2016

Latest SOA Newsletter

CompassSport Cup 2015

Published Oct 19, 2015

Curse of INT strikes again at the CompassSport Cup final.

Interløpers at WOC 2015

Published Sep 14, 2015

Final Interløper selections at WOC 2015 (1-7 August)

The final GBR selection for WOC had a strong Interløpery theme to it, with Hector joining Scott and Murray on the team.  They were pitting their wits against the best/worst efforts of other Interløpers: Middle/Relay Planner (Graeme), Long Controller (Colin),...

Interløpers at Jukola

Published Jun 17, 2015

Some great runs by Interløpers at the world's biggest relay.

50 quiz

Published Dec 21, 2014

Questions to the 50-quiz answers from Paul's birthday party.

SOUL men

Published Sep 27, 2014

SOUL men!

Murray Strain and Samuel Galloway won the Open and Junior men categories in the Scottish Orienteering Urban League at BASOC's Highland Wolf event.

New Year Social & Prize Giving

Published Jan 10, 2014

12th January at Inch Park Community Centre

Scottish Success at WOC

Published Jul 8, 2013

Scott Fraser takes silver and Interlopers have two in top ten at WOC 2013, Vuokatti - Finland

Interlopers win JK relay again

Published Apr 1, 2013

Murray leads Interlopers to third JK Trophy on the trot

Interloper O Kit

Published Feb 23, 2013


Do you look good in the forest?

Order an Interlopers O top now!

Interlopers are about to order more of our fabulous new design O tops (see photos)

The price will be circa £35 each (hopefully a small discount for...

Junior training Sat 9th Mar

Published Feb 3, 2013

Next Junior training for club members Sat 9th March

19th Jan 2013, Cammo

Published Jan 25, 2013

This event is part of a series which are planned to be particularly suitable for introducing newcomers to orienteering. Lots of children took part and were able to put into practice skills learnt at the previous weeks' East of Scotland Junior Training session. Only a little bit of.....

Broxburn Cross Country

Published Jan 13, 2013

Broxburn Cross Country yesterday saw a ....

ELO Festive Frolic

Published Jan 9, 2013

Lots of fun was had at the Festive Frolic on the 29th Dec

Scottish 6 Days - Your Club Needs YOU!

Published Dec 31, 2012

Lonely 6 Day organiser seeks Team Leads for LTR in support of S6D. Male or female. Must be
organised, GSOH, and a little bossy. Interests: outdoor activities, logistics. Only serious applicants please!

Post-CompassSportCup Social

Published Sep 23, 2012


Compass Sport Cup

Published Feb 5, 2012

Interlopers Compass Sport Cup Entries

Scottish Score Championships 2011

Published Nov 29, 2011

After a very stormy night, Sunday dawned calm and sunny. Ideal for racing! Lots of Interlopers made the journey to Stirling University and several excelled. ...

British Schools Champs 2011

Published Nov 20, 2011

The venue was Beecraigs, the weather dry and the 700 junior competitors loud. Very loud! They were having a ball!


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