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Local Supporters

Discounts offered

The following local businesses are supporting Scottish 6 Days 2019 in Strathearn and offering discounts to participants.

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Spot Prizes

During Strathearn 2019 Scottish 6 Days the organising committee introduced Spot prizes and 114 lucky competitors were winners. We want to thank the companies that donated spot prizes. All listed below.

 

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Event Programme

All of the final details of the event wrapped it up in a handy programme. A printed copy will be given to you at registration.

Please note the following changes:
Map Collection: Maps for courses 1,2, 8 & 9 should be uplifted each day from Enquires in the Arena, and NOT at the starts. Course 7 should not uplift their maps at Registration.

View PDF of the programme

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Cloth Badges

Strathearn 2019 Scottish 6 Days 

Cloth Points Award Badges

Gold, Silver and Bronze badges are gained by competitors who obtain an overall score equal to or less than the numbers shown on the table which depend on the class size.

 

The badges cost £4 and can be paid for by going to:

https://www.fabian4.co.uk/adhoc/payment.aspx

There will be no charge for posting. 

 

Please contact Rona Molloy with details of what badge you would like and an address to post it to.

Rona Molloy –

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Lost Property

The team at Scottish 6 days have collated a list of the 'LOST PROPERTY' Items, we have a detailed list below. If this belongs to you or your family can you please contact Rona and Jonathan:

Rona Molloy 07745 957326

Jonathan Molloy 07803 616471

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Strathearn 2019 Scottish 6 Days Photography

We have had a great response regarding photography of each day, view the selection below:

Oscar Worth
Day 1 & 2

Andrew Johnson
Day 1Day 2Day 3Crieff SprintTrail-ODay 4, Day 6

Wendy Carlyle
Day 1Day 2Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 & Prize Giving

Steve Rush:
Auchingarrich

Day 1 part 1Day 1 part 2  
Edinchip
Day 2 part 1Day 2 part 2Day 2 part 3 
Dundurn
Day 3 part 1Day 3 part 2  
Day 3 Elites WRE  
Rest Day - Crieff Sprint MaCrosty Park
Sprint  
Drummond Castle Estate & Torlum Wood
Rest Day Trail O  

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Day 6 Overview

Day organiser Sam and John Swinney Deputy First Minister of Scotland

Day 6 Overview - Grandtully - Final Edition

Grandtully has previously been connected with canoeing the rapids but there was a new type of downhill race with the final day of Strathearn 2019 in close proximity to the river. For yet another day the weather held out and the Middle Distance race was a fantastic finale to what has been a hugely successful Scottish 6 Days.

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Day 2 Jury Decision

The Day 2 Organiser has received 4 protests about the decision to void the legs across the river. The Day Organiser and Controller decided that they did not agree with the protests and convened the jury who have now reached the following decision:

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Day 5 Overview

Beware of the event Coordinator.

Overview - Day 5 - Craig a Barns

Craig a Barns was the birthplace of Scottish orienteering and has seen many excellent events since 1962.  The map extract and control description from 1968 (extracted from a recent article at https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/membership/score-magazine/ shows that we have made some progress in mapping since the year I started orienteering and it was great to see a top-level World Ranking Event won by two of our GB athletes who are Norway-bound for WOC 2019.

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Day 4 Report

Casualty evacuation by F1 Training

Overview - Day 4 - Culteuchar and Dron

We promised a variety of terrain types and a few surprises.  Culteuchar & Dron was very different from the past few days and offered fast running over closely cropped grassland before descending into the woods.  And what a finish – who would believe 2,500 orienteers would end up in someone’s back garden? 

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Wednesday - Rest Day Overview

It is up there

Orienteers enjoyed a day of Munro bagging/golf/mountain biking/visiting distilleries/souvenir shopping/castles/Sprint Orienteering and Trail O (delete as appropriate).  For others it was a case of setting up for the next few days – expect a surprise with the Day 4 race arena.

 

Congratulations to all who took part in the Rest Day TrailO and many thanks to the volunteers who made it happen.  There were some strong performances and the winners were:

Seniors:  1. Matthew Pickering (UBOC),  2. Ian Ditchfield (MV),  3. Chris Embrey (MDOC)
Juniors:  1. River Edis-Smith (MDOC),  2. Samuel Leitch (SO),  3. Anna Harris (DEE)
Special mention goes to Matthew who completed a clean sheet of correct answers on both the TempO and Pre-O courses.

Full results will be on the web.
Prizes for the top 3 seniors and juniors will be presented at the 6 Day prizegiving on Day 6.  If any of the winners are unable to be there, leave a message at registration and we'll arrange for you to collect your prize from there.

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Day 3 Report

St Fillans Chapel

Beautiful weather, a stunning race arena and some of the best orienteering terrain in Scotland.  Today’s event near St Fillans had it all, with the added attraction of a World Ranking Event Middle Distance race (and Middle Distance for us all which was a welcome relief after two tough days).

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Scottish 6 Days 2019, Strathearn

Location map

Sun 28th July to Sat 3rd August

The 22nd Scottish 6-day event is being held in Strathearn, between the 28th July and 3rd August 2019. Two World Ranking Events will be staged during Strathearn 2019.

Events will be staged in a number of new areas, including ancient oak woodlands and stunning mountain scenery to the west near the pretty, picturesque, conservation village of St Fillans (in the northeast of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park).

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Live Video Streaming

and GPS Tracking

The aim of the Livestream is to cover the breadth and depth of orienteering that we see every two years at the Scottish 6 Days. Therefore, the coverage will focus on different age classes each day. As well as the Livestream there will be GPS tracking available separately.

Please check if you have been selected to carry a tracker.

See below for the links to each days coverage.

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Shuttle Bus Timetable

The bus timetable shows the details for the even shuttle bus which operates every day (including the Wednesday "rest day") between Comrie Croft, Victoria Terrace in Crieff and the events. A limited service is available from Twenty Shilling Caravan Park for competitors who have made arrangements

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Scottish 6 days Lochaber 2021

2021 Scottish 6 days Website

Save the date!

New and fresh out of the packet! The new Scottish 6 days Lochaber 2021 event website.

The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event will be held in Lochaber between the 1st and 7th August 2021 (immediately following O-Ringen in Sweden). Lochaber is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.


Entries will open on the 1 December 2020. Save the date and start planning ahead for another great experience!

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Midgies

Peak levels of Highland biting midges expected soon!


A recent article from the BBC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48912757

 

Please ensure you are prepared, the BBC has provided a list of ways to ensure the midge doesn't ruin your camping trip. Read article here

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The Tick Project

TickApp is a citizen science project run by SRUC and the University of Edinburgh that aims to estimate people’s risk of exposure to ticks in Scotland. We are attending orienteering events to compare the number of ticks collected using survey transects (scientific method) with the number of ticks reported by people after orienteering in the same area. These data will be used to get better measures of how often people encounter ticks whilst doing outdoor activities, and help map tick distribution in Scotland.

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Overview of the event

Terry O'Brien, BEM,Event Co-ordinator provides an update on several aspects of the Event.

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Souvenir Merchandise

If you missed the opportunity to buy Scottish 6 days merchandise you are in luck! Post-event O-Tops are available to purchase till Midnight on Sunday the 1st September.

 

Click Here and scroll down the list to Scottish 6 Days and click on the ' Buy' button to purchase your Strathearn 6 Days Scottish 6 days Website

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Driving In Scotland

KEEP LEFT Campaign

We want you to be able to get to our events and home again safely. On the way to our events, you will have to drive on some narrow country roads. It's important
to remember to always drive on the LEFT; it can be very easy to forget on some of these narrower roads. *

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Entry Information

Start times, on Fabian4
Entry is only now available at the event

A PDF of the printed Event Programme

Please note the following changes: Map Collection: Maps for courses 1,2, 8 & 9 should be uplifted each day from Enquires in the Arena, and NOT at the starts. Course 7 should not uplift their maps at Registration.

An additional (limited) bus pick up point will be available from the Twenty Shilling Wood Caravan Park just to the west side of Comrie.  Anyone who has already booked at this site or intends to do so should inform

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Daily News

Some great news featured on this page! For specific information on each days activity please refer to the details below...

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for information about Scottish 6 Days Orienteering. Please share your excitement and get involved.

 

We have had a great response regarding photography of each day, view the selection on the page below:

Photography

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Sponsors & Partners

Details of the Sponsors and Partners that are key to helping us stage the event.

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String Course Registration

String course

NEW INFORMATION
We are delighted to announce that there will be a String Course and Off String Course on all of the main 6 Days. However, there will not be a string course at the Sprint, but Macrosty Park has a fantastic kids play area which is highly rated on Trip Advisor.

Register closes Friday 12th July, please use Fabian 4 to register.

For insurance purposes, all String course participants must be registered. While it is possible to register children at the event, we would prefer if you would register your child in advance.

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Campsite

Comrie Croft Camping

Comrie Croft is offering special campsite facilities for the event and will be looking after all aspects of the event campsite. There will be a bus service running from the campsite to the events each day. On Wednesday the bus will run to Crieff for the Sprint and to Drummond Castle for the Trail O

An additional (limited) bus pick up point will be available from the Twenty Shilling Wood Caravan Park just to the west side of Comrie.  Anyone who has already booked at this site or intends to do so should inform

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Dog owners

The access agreement for Day 4 on Thursday 1st August 2019 is such that there must be absolutely NO DOGS even in cars at this Race.

Dogs are welcome on all other days in the event car parks in cars and on a lead. These are generally close to the assembly areas, except on Day 1, when it is not, then competitors can bring their dogs to assembly.

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Central Organising Team: Strathearn 2019

This is a list of the key roles for Scottish 6 Days Orienteering, Strathearn 2019; there are many other volunteers. For details of day officials, see the entry for each competition day.

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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
Walkhighlands 
Fir Tree at Galvelbeg House 
Comrie Croft Campsite 

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Contacts

General information and enquiries about the event.

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