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Day 5: Craig a Barns

Fri 2nd Aug

Craig a Barns scenic view

Craig a Barns scenic view

Last edited: 31st Jul

Today is a World Ranking Event.

The birthplace of Scottish orienteering, and widely regarded as one of the best orienteering areas in the country. Craig a Barns was used for the Scottish Championships in 1962 and was the first specially mapped area for orienteering in Scotland. The area has played host to various events, including the Jan Kjellstrom 1990 and more recently JK2012.

The Livestream today is focused on the M/W 21 Elite but not exclusively.

Livestream Selected Athletes M21E Tracking W21E Tracking

Within the competition area, there has been an occurrence of pythopthera ramorum, a deadly pathogen causing major problems in parts of Scotland.


To help contain the possible spread of this pathogen we request that all competitors thoroughly wash their boots/shoes with water prior to leaving the event area at Craig a Barns. All soil and needle remains are to be cleaned from footwear and clothing. An area to do so will be provided at the end of the course.

Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club describes the area as “a tough area, on a steep craggy hill, often quite rough underfoot. The terrain is complex; a forested plateau split by a series of parallel valleys, with many crags, fallen trees and some areas of bracken”. For Strathearn 2019 we will extend the area to the north and east of Rotmell Farm, including some finely detailed terrain with runnable heather and rough grazing and extending out beyond the Rotmell and Dowally Lochs and down to the Mill Dam.

Thanks go to the Atholl Estates for use of the area, and if you have time to venture a bit further north their Blair Castle is worth a visit. Thanks go to the Brewster family for access to Rotmell Farm -this was built around 1825 as a show farm by the Duchess of Atholl, with Prince Albert, of Queen Victoria fame, also involved in the original design. Beatrix Potter, of Peter Rabbit fame, used to stay in the Dunkeld area and was known to visit the farm and use it in her illustrations.

World Ranking Event Embargo Details

This embargo applies to all potential WRE competitors (runners, team leaders, coaches, doctors, etc.) as well as to all others with strong links to elite squads.  Embargoes also apply to anyone intending to compete at the Scottish 6 Days.

No orienteering of any kind can take place in these embargoed areas until after Strathearn 2019.

Officials involved with the organisation of Strathearn 2019 are allowed to enter areas as appropriate e.g. race arenas and parking areas.  If in any doubt please contact Colin Matheson for authority.

Note that the embargoes do not apply to public roads running by or through the areas as defined on Google Maps.

Please see Google Maps for details of the embargoed areas.

Main Day Officials

Organising Clubs: TAY, INVOC & ELO
Organiser: Fiona Downie (TAY)
Asst.Organiser: Jane Anderson (TAY)
Planners: Dave Summers & Kevin Holliday (INVOC)
Controller: Trevor Hoey (FVO)
Asst. Controller: Paul Caban (INT)


Maps & Directions




GPS tracking, selected competitors

Each day at the Scottish 6 days we will be tracking selected runners. On day 3 and 5 we will track the top elite runners and on the other days, we will track one age group class. Tracking may be used as part of the Live Streaming broadcast each day and will be available online later to re-run and compare routes.

Please see the attached listing to see if you are on the tracking list. Please collect and return trackers and tracker vests from the media tent by the Finish except Day 2 when near the start, Day 3 and 5 when trackers and WRE numbers will be issued at the WRE Warm Up area near the Elite Start.

Tracker Name Start Time Club Course
1 Jake Hanson 11:03 Wellington M21E
2 Pim van den Nouwelant 11:06 OLifant M21E
3 Scott Fraser 11:45 TuMe M21E
4 Andreas Polden 12:06 Nydalens SK M21E
5 Brian Odermatt 12:09 OLG Basel M21E
6 Alistair Thornton 12:33 LUOC M21E
7 Aidan Rigby 12:36 CLOK M21E
8 Rhys Findlay-Robinson 12:39 WCH M21E
9 Harrison McCartney 12:42 OD M21E
10 Are Wigaard 12:45 NTNUI M21E
11 Alastair Thomas 12:48 EUOC M21E
12 Matthew Fellbaum 12:51 EUOC M21E
13 Oliver Johnson 12:54 SYO M21E
14 Aidan Smith 12:57 SYO M21E
15 Richard Purkis 13:00 ESOC M21E
16 Toby Scott 13:03 OLV Steinberg M21E
17 Alistair Masson 13:06 EUOC M21E
18 Nathan Lawson 13:09 OD M21E
19 Thomas Curiger 13:12 OLC Kapreolo M21E
20 Chris Smithard 13:15 FVO M21E
21 Andrew Barnett 13:18 Bushflyers M21E
22 Graham Gristwood 13:21 FVO M21E
23 Joshua Dudley 13:24 MAROC M21E
24 Thomas Wilson 13:27 EUOC M21E
25 Matthew Elkington 13:30 OD M21E
26 Laure Gauthiez Putallaz 12:17 COLJ W21E
27 Katrina McLeod 12:20 GRAMP W21E
28 Laura Hindle 12:23 FVO W21E
29 Leah Williams 12:26 LUOC W21E
30 Elizabeth Bedwell 12:29 DVO W21E
31 Vicky Bailey 12:32 EBOR W21E
32 Sarah Buckerfield 12:35 IND W21E
33 Carolyn Hindle 12:38 FVO W21E
34 Ellie Molloy 12:41 Wellington W21E
35 Yiching Huang 12:44 Moxina Ok W21E
36 Rozy Shepherd 12:47 INVOC W21E
37 Louise Adams 12:50 EUOC W21E
38 Zuzka Strakova 12:53 DRONGO W21E
39 Helen Pruzina 12:56 LVO W21E
40 Iida Varmavuo 12:59 Rajam�en … W21E
41 Pippa Dakin 13:02 SYO W21E
42 Alice Rigby 13:05 CLOK W21E
43 Claire Ward 13:08 INT W21E
44 Julie Emmerson 13:11 OD W21E
45 Jo Stevenson 13:14 ESOC W21E
46 Tamsin Moran 13:17 SOC W21E
47 Mary Fleming 13:20 SYO W21E
48 Fay Walsh 13:23 EUOC W21E
49 Catherine Taylor 13:26 SYO W21E
50 Lizzie Ingham 13:29 Wellington W21E

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Map sample Craig a Barns

Map sample Craig a Barns