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Six Days Cloth Points Award Badges

Gold, Silver & Bronze badges are awarded to competitors who obtain an overall score less than the given benchmark in each class detailed in the linked table.

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Scottish 6 Days 2019, Strathearn

2019 Logo

Sunday 28th July to Saturday 3rd August

The 22nd Scottish 6-day event is being held in Strathearn, between the 28th July and 3rd August 2019. The Strathearn area of Perthshire runs along the Highland Boundary Fault, and bridges the glens, lochs and mountains of the Highlands with the rich farmland and towns of the Lowlands to the south. This was originally one of Scotland's ancient Celtic Earldoms, home to the Earl of Strathearn, a title which expired in the middle of last century only to be recently revived when the Queen bestowed the titles of Earl and Countess of Strathearn on Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Lost Property

Last call on lost property all will be recycled /donated/ disposed of by Sept 15th. 8 items have been reunited to date. 

57 items of lost property shown in these photos and description list.  The items are in Banchory, so we'd need you to cover the postage cost, unless they can be collected or delivery arranged.

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Day 6 Report – Glen Feardar West

Glen Feardar Race Arena and Parking

So that’s it – 40 years after the first Scottish 6 Days we end another successful event.  Once again the weather gods were kind to us and much of the day’s competition was staged in bright sunshine.  Light rain fell on the prizegiving!

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6 DayQuiz

The winners of Fiona Bunn's Quiz Sheet are shown below!

A big thank you to everyone who bought a quiz and a total of £186.35 was raised by Fiona for the Athletes Support Foundation.

Top 20 teams


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Day 6: Glen Feardar

Glen Feardar race arena

Saturday 5th August

Deeside Daily News-Sheet

Day 6 Report

Day 6 Results

GPS Tracking Women Elite | Men Elite

Split Times WinSplits Online


British Orienteering Ranking Points

Photo Galleries: Wendy Carlyle


Beware Lyme disease!!

Remember to check for ticks after every run. For more information on how to remove ticks go to

Tick bites can infect you with Lyme disease, which can be a very serious illness. If you feel unwell in the weeks after the event and/or develop a rash, be sure to consult a doctor.

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Special Message from members of Deeside Orienteering Club

The members of DEESIDE Orienteering Club would like to express their thanks to all involved in helping our member who suffered a heart attack at Thursday's event, latest news is that he is making good progress in Aberdeen hospital.

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Local Supporters

The following local businesses are supporting  Scottish Six Days 2017 in Royal Deeside

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Trail O Results

Results from Trail O



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Entry Information

Start times are available at Entry List

Entry is only possible at the event.

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Royal Deeside Passport

The Royal Deeside Passport is a 128 page pocket sized visitor guide, with map & vouchers offering £200 + of potential savings & offers in the area. Packed with helpful information for any visit to Royal Deeside, it can help you explore and uncover hidden gems, offer local insights and provide practical advice on what to see and do. You can also save money with the vouchers and offers contained within it. Retails at £9.95, however participants of the Scottish 6 days will receive a 10% discount when ordering via the website using code RDP6S10.

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Where to Stay

Accommodation Sources

Accommodation can be found from a number of sources, below is a list of the main ones:

Visit Scotland

Visit Ballater

Visit Aberdeenshire

We are also offering an event campsite with a capacity of over 750 people.

The Walkhighlands website has an excellent accommodation search feature as well as lots of info if you fancy a walk while your here.
Cottages in Braemar, Ballater and Upper Deeside
B&B in Braemar, Ballater and Upper Deeside

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Club Tents

Club tents will be transferred from one arena to the next. It will also be possible to leave club tents up overnight between days 2 & 3, and days 5 & 6.

Club tents can be taken on event buses if they do not take up excessive space and is stowed safely within the bus.

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Elite Race Information

World Ranking Event on Day 3

Day 3 at Birsemore Hill will be a World Ranking Event for the M21E and W21E classes. It will be a middle distance race with planned winning times for both men and women of 35'. 

WRE Startlist can be downloaded here

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Event Programme

The Event Programme for Royal Deeside can be downloaded here.  Each competitor will receive a printed and folded copy with registration packs at the event so you don't need to print this.

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Souvenir Merchandise

O-Top design

Pre-ordering of merchandise using SiEntries has now closed, and it is no longer possible to make changes or add further items to an existing order in SiEntries. Orders will be available for collection on Saturday 29 July from the Event Centre, and on Sunday 30 July from the Merchandise Tent at the Race Arena for Day 1.

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Sports Massage

There will be 4 remedial and sports therapists available to help ease your aches and pains, manage any injuries throughout the Scottish 6-Days and assist with you achieving your best sporting performance.

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Travel Information

Getting Here

Travel to Deeside is straightforward – from the central belt of Scotland either on the A9 or the M90 to Perth, then the A93 north through Braemar to Ballater.

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Campsite map

An event campsite with capacity for over 750 orienteers will be established in Ballater. The campsite will be sited in flat fields east of Monaltrie Park, home of the Ballater Highland Games. This is a quiet location on the edge of this attractive Victorian village, with fine views to Craigendarroch and Pannanich Hill. The campsite will be signed from the junction of the A93 in Ballater (Braemar Road) and Provost Craig Road.

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Event Buses

A shuttle bus service will run from near the event campsite in Ballater to the race venues and back on each day of the 6-Days. This is included as part of the entry fees but must be pre-booked through the online entries system for the event.

Dogs are allowed on the buses, here is the advice from the bus company "Dog’s - only well behaved and they must stay on the floor and as near the front as possible to minimise mess".

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Dogs at the Event

People considering bringing their dogs to Royal Deeside 2017 should note that at the race venues dogs will only be allowed in the car park area and the event arena, and they must be on a lead at all times.

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