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Scottish 6 days Film footage is now available! Fantastic footage of the day's events filmed by Karel Jonák of Gearbox Production.
Visit the Scottish 6 days YouTube Channel to re-live the best 6 days of orienteering ever!
The following local businesses are supporting Scottish 6 Days 2019 in Strathearn and offering discounts to participants.
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.
View the full list of winners
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:
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 –
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
We have had a great response regarding photography of each day, view the selection below:
Day 1 & 2
Day 1 part 1, Day 1 part 2
Day 2 part 1, Day 2 part 2, Day 2 part 3
Day 3 part 1, Day 3 part 2
Day 3 Elites WRE
Rest Day - Crieff Sprint MaCrosty Park
Drummond Castle Estate & Torlum Wood
Rest Day Trail O
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.
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:
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.
Details for the Wednesday (“rest day”) events to be held on 31st July.
For those who don't want to "Rest" we have a range of activities to keep you occupied.
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?
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.
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).
Edinchip is a brand new area to orienteering and credit goes to Allan Downie (Tayside Orienteers) and Terry O’Brien (Event Coordinator) for their exploratory efforts finding new terrain that was under everyone’s noses all the time. Edinchip was technically less demanding than Auchingarrich, but instead offered a variety of different terrain types from sheep grazed moorland, birch forest, marsh, ancient oak woodland and more marsh!
Auchingarrich proved a tough and testing area for the first day of Strathearn 2019, as orienteers from around the world enjoyed challenging terrain on a day with sunshine and a light breeze.
Day 1 was also a challenge for organisers, with split car parking and race arena, an inch of rain the day before, and a last-minute detour for the walk to the start. Thanks go to all the various teams, led by Day Organiser Sue Barrie, who helped deliver a first-class orienteering experience, and to everyone who had to walk a little further than hoped.
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).
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.
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
Middle Distance Tuesday 30th July 2019 Dundurn and Cnoc a’Mhadaidh
Long Distance Friday 2nd August 2019 Craig a Barns
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!
Peak levels of Highland biting midges expected soon!
A recent article from the BBC:
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
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.
Terry O'Brien, BEM,Event Co-ordinator provides an update on several aspects of the Event.
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
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. *
Some great news featured on this page! For specific information on each days activity please refer to the details below...
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We have had a great response regarding photography of each day, view the selection on the page below:
World Ranking Event Embargo Details
WRE status has been granted for the events on Day 3 at Dundurn & Cnoc a’Mhadaidh and for Day 5 at Craig a’Barns. These will provide an excellent training opportunity for WOC 2019 in Norway.
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.
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
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.