Location

Photo of River Tay above Kinfauns.
In 2009, the Scottish Six Day competition moves south to Tayside, venue for previous Six Day competitions in 1979, 1985 and 1997.

This year, we’ve chosen the city of Perth as the event centre, a busy and attractive city frequently cited as one of the best places to live in Scotland. Not only does Perth have an excellent range of facilities, it is ideally placed as a central location for the 6 competition venues, all of which are found within a few miles of the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river. We have chosen 6 areas presenting diverse orienteering challenges, taking you from the rocky moorland and natural birch of Highland Perthshire to the dunelands of Barry Buddon and Tentsmuir, either side of the mouth of the Tay on the North Sea coast.

The spread of event areas means that you will have the opportunity to base your stay in a variety of equally fine locations in the historic counties of Perthshire, Angus and Fife - including Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Blairgowrie, the famous golf towns of St Andrews and Carnoustie, and Scotland’s sunniest city, the revitalised Dundee.

The excellent road network, including the A9, A90 and newly upgraded A92 east of Dundee, make getting here and travelling around Tayside easy