From SOA and 6 Day Co
On behalf of Scottish Orienteering and the 6 Day Company, we would like to pass on our gratitude and admiration to everyone involved in staging Highland 2015. Under the outstanding leadership of Richard Oxlade, the team delivered an event of exceptional quality. Richard’s calm approach to dealing with the many issues that arose in the preparation for the event, and during the week itself, gave everyone confidence that we could do it. And that’s how it proved.
The special circumstances of this year's event - running side by side with WOC and attracting an entry of over 6000, some 50% more than in 2013 - presented significant challenges, but everyone rose to the occasion and many people worked way beyond what could reasonably be expected. Our ambition of presenting WOC and the 6 Days as a single event was achieved, 6 Day runners were able to compete on the highest quality terrain, and many were inspired by seeing the international orienteering stars showing how it's done.
Scottish orienteers demonstrated to a wide international audience that we can deliver orienteering of top technical quality, organised efficiently and in a friendly way, in outstanding locations in our beautiful part of the world. Orienteering in Scotland will reap the benefits of this over the coming years.
To everyone who contributed to this success in any way, thank you.
Everyone should feel very proud of what we have achieved.
Roger Scrutton - SOA
Anne Hickling - Scottish 6 Day Co