Wed 07th Feb 2018
Last updated: 25th Jan
Type of event: Night, Training
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February training session - Perth College UHI, 6.30pm start.
Excited to be holding this month's training session at a new venue, thanks to the kind folks at Perth College UHI!
This is going to be a bumper evening and one not to miss, all in the cosy surrounds of the Student Union and with easy access to the essential tea and coffee! Moira and Alistair are working up a great programme of activities which is currently expected to include a desk-based route-planning exercise using maps from past events and comparing the route you would have chosen against those taken by elite orienteers. This will include an introduction to Routegadget. We'll also take a look into what is involved in event planning and organising - and hopefully show you it's not as scary as you might think. Finally we'll have some table-top games and inspiring video clips to show. Not forgetting an optional run around Letham, for which we have urban orienteering maps.
Nearest town: Perth
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: PH1 2NX
- Latitude: 56.40425
- Longitude: -3.46096
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Pre event information
Directions / Parking
Parking available in the College car park (50p charge up to 9pm).
We'll be using space in The Union Link - this is in the Webster Building on the campus. Use Crieff Road entrance and head to the far side of the car park to reach the Webster Building. See map here
Refreshments from vending machine; toilets on site.
Registration & Start Times
Start 6.30pm as usual but running on a bit later, perhaps till 8.30pm.
Vending machine charges for refreshments.
Contacts / Officials
moira.laws @ hotmail.co.uk (remove spaces)
ra_duguid @ yahoo.co.uk (remove spaces)
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Our forests are at risk from tree pests and diseases. These can dramatically affect the health of our trees, upsetting the delicate ecosystem balance and devastating large areas of woodland.
Pests and diseases hitch a ride in mud and debris on shoes, paws and tyres, ending up in new forests. Here, they can spread rapidly in environments with no natural resilience.
Read more about this on the FCS website.
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