Last edited: 28th Aug 2012
Here you can find essential information about Scottish Orienteering and the 6 Days event.
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The Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event (“the 6-Days”) is a biennial event, first held in 1977, and taking place in a different area of Scotland each time. As the largest orienteering event in the UK, each 6-Days event typically attracts over 3500 competitors plus additional families and friends, and brings an enormous economic boost to the local area.
The competition is designed to provide the highest quality orienteering over the week, in a relaxed atmosphere, and aims to appeal all ages and skill levels, from elite athletes to newcomers. Age classes range from 10 years and under to 80 years and above!
A strong international representation is always present at each 6-Days event, with a traditionally large Scandinavian contingent, and more recently the event has become increasingly popular with competitors from Eastern Europe.
The event is overseen by the Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company, and organised by all of Scotland’s orienteering clubs, who co-ordinate central organisation as well as individual race days. Additional assistance is provided where required by other UK clubs and individuals. Moray 2013’s central organising clubs are Grampian Orienteers & Moravian Orienteers
For details of past events, visit the Scottish 6 Days web site.
For more info about orienteering in Scotland visit the Scottish Orienteering website
Moray 2013 promotional video 75MB m4v format, right click and select "save link as" or "download file"
Video of the 2011 event on YouTube uploaded by the Oban Times
News item recorded by Scottish TV at the 2007 event on YouTube
A positive economic impact has also been achieved through events like the Runrig concert at Scone Palace and the Scottish Six Days Orienteering Championship, which generated an estimated £2m net additional income for Perth and Kinross, a very significant boost for the local economy by anyone’s standards.
Perth and Kinross council leader Ian Miller
It is backed this year by Perth and Kinross Council; there’s funding from EventScotland and it’s reckoned to be worth close to £1m to the hosting communities.
The Herald - 6 Day event puts Scotland on the map
The event will bring a major boost to the local economy, with competitors booking local accommodation and visiting tourist attractions.
Perthshire Advertiser - Orienteering, great day mapped out for orienteers
Orienteering has a near- unique ability to attract many older competitors to a physically-demanding and active sport. Orienteering combines physical challenge with the intellectual problem of navigation in wild country, creating a sport in which skill plays as much a part as fitness.
The Courier - 3000-plus orienteers make it to Tay 2009
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A 2 minute promotional video to give you a taste of what to expect.
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