Strategy and Business Plan 2017-2025
The Scottish 6 Days events have been held every two years for the last 40 years. Originally run solely by volunteers, the events now employ a paid official and utilise outside event service companies to assist with the organisation. The numbers of competitors has increased from 850 to a typical entry of 3000 to 3500 with over 6000 competing in 2015 when the event was held in conjunction with the World Orienteering Championships.
The events have benefited from technical advances made in the sport with new technology being adopted when appropriate. This has helped to maintain the series as one of the major international multi-day events. It has also enabled the events to win a number of awards recognising the high quality of the competition and the professionalism of the organisation.
This success would not have been possible without the full backing of the Scottish orienteering community and the support provided by bodies including EventScotland and various Scottish local authorities who have appreciated the economic advantages accruing to Scotland from attracting orienteers from around the world to each event with the vast majority of competitors coming from outside Scotland.
This document sets out the aims and objectives of the Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company and our future plans to maintain the event as one of the premier multi-day events in the world.
Chairman, Scottish Orienteering 6-day Event Co Ltd