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Here you can find essential information about Scottish Orienteering and the 6 Days event and copies of the logo.
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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 around 4000 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 coordinate central organisation as well as individual race days. Additional assistance is provided where required by other UK clubs and individuals. Highland 2015’s central organising clubs are Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club & Inverness Orienteering Club.
For details of past events, visit the Scottish 6 Days web site.
For more info about orienteering in Scotland visit the Scottish Orienteering website
2015 Launch video
You can also watch the launch video on YouTube
Other videos from Scottish Orienteering YouTube channel
Copies of the logo for use in articles