Tayside Orienteers


Tay Christmas Score 2015

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Sun 06th Dec 2015

Last updated: 08th Dec
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, School, Woodland
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We were delighted and grateful to return to the beautiful setting of Glenalmond College for TAY's renowned Christmas Score event. Thanks to St Andrews Orienteering Club Glasgow for rescheduling their Glasgow Parks event to allow us to use Glenalmond on this date.

Not only will you get to explore the beautiful grounds as you collect controls on either the 45 or 60 minute courses but, if you stay for lunch, you will be dining at long refectory tables in the Hogwarts-style building. Just keep a look out for any owls!


Nearest town: Methven

Pre event information

A "Score" orienteering race where the aim is to visit as many controls as possible within the time limit. There will be a 45 minute and 60 minute race.

The event takes place within the school grounds on a wide variety of terrain including steep woodland by the river and a golf course. The 45 minute course avoids the road crossing and steep terrain by the river.

Bonus points for fancy dress, bonus controls and spaghetti challenge (?!).

3 course Christmas Lunch at £10 a head provided in the beautiful Glenalmond dining hall. There will be a quiz and prize giving during lunch.

Directions / Parking

At the school. Please obey marshalls' instructions and drive with care in the school grounds.


Showers and changing facilities provided. Please shower and change if dining.

Registration & Start Times

Mass start at approximately 11am.

Please arrive in good time to complete registration and especially if new to orienteering.

Course Information

45 min and 60 min courses

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry online until end 30/11/15. Entries now open on O-Entries (please include payment for lunch and menu choice when booking - menu).

£6 (adult TAY/BOF members) £8 (adult non-members)

£3 (junior/student TAY/BOF members £4 (junior/student non-members)

Limited Entry on the Day, subject to map availability

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alistair Duguid

Organiser: Angela Dixon adixon @ watt64.freeserve.co.uk (remove spaces before and after the "@")

Dogs allowed?

No dogs

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.

Keep It Clean campaign - Forestry Commission Scotland

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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