About the Scottish 6 Days

The Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event (“the 6-Days”) is a biennial event, first held in 1977, and taking place in a different area of Scotland each time. As the largest orienteering event in the UK, each 6-Days event typically attracts over 3500 competitors plus additional families and friends, and brings an enormous economic boost to the local area.

The Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event (“the 6-Days”) is a biennial event, first held in 1977, and taking place in a different area of Scotland each time. As the largest orienteering event in the UK, each 6-Days event typically attracts over 3500 competitors plus additional families and friends, and brings an enormous economic boost to the local area.

The competition is designed to provide the highest quality orienteering over the week, in a relaxed holiday atmosphere, and aims to appeal to all ages and skill levels, from elite athletes to newcomers. Age classes range from 10 years and under to 80 years and above!
A strong international representation is always present at each 6-Days event, with a traditionally large Scandinavian contingent, and more recently the event has become increasingly popular with competitors from Eastern Europe.

The event is overseen by the Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company, and organised by all of Scotland’s orienteering clubs, who co-ordinate central organisation as well as individual race days. Additional assistance is provided where required by other UK clubs and individuals.

The 2015 event is being staged 2nd - 8th August in conjunction with the World Championships. Highland 2015 will be a hugely exciting event, with some 5000 runners expected.

For more detailed information read the Ethos / Business Plan entry.

01st Dec 2013