Scottish 6 Days 2019, Strathearn
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. 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.
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). Subject to agreements, we are hoping to stage a couple of the days of Strathearn 2019 in Highland Perthshire to the north, including Grandtully and Craig a Barns, the birthplace of Scottish orienteering.
Two World Ranking Events will be staged during Strathearn 2019. These will provide an excellent training opportunity for WOC 2019 in Norway. Day 3 (Dundurn & Cnoc a'Mhaidaidh) will be a Middle Distance Race and Day 5 (Craig a Barns) Long Distance. (Embargo details can be found on Day 3 and Day 5 event pages)
Map scales for the Middle Distance will be 1:10,000 and 1:15,000 for Long Distance.
We are looking to establish the event centre including campsite in or near Crieff or Comrie, the Heart of Strathearn, with of course a full range of social activities. Strathearn is a very popular tourist area, and Crieff itself is a hub for crafts, galleries and shops. Outdoor activities are well catered for, including golf, scenic walks, mountain biking and other family fun. Comrie uniquely has an Earthquake House to hold a seismometer, but the main activity on the Highland Boundary Fault was 400 million years ago. St Fillans is on the shores of Loch Earn, a popular water-sports centre for water skiing, sailing and windsurfing.