Tayside Orienteers


Tay Christmas Score Event

Image of the St Magdalene Hill map

Sun 09th Dec 2018

Last updated: 18th Nov
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Come and have fun running round our new map of St Magdalene's Hill (Perth) at our much-loved Christmas event. Fancy dress, novelty controls and exercise! Join us afterwards for prizes, lunch and the Christmas Quiz.


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Lunch afterwards at a nearby hostelry with prize giving and quiz. Details of this will be on the website shortly.

Directions / Parking

Car park at junction of Glendevon Road and Glenlochay Road, Perth, PH2 0AS. Parking at the small car park and in the surrounding roads when car park full. There won't be parking marshalls. Park sensibly with consideration for local residents.


Toilets will be near the club tent.


Registration & Start Times

11am mass start for 45min course, 11.10am for 1 hour course.

Courses close 12.30.

Registration and download will be at the club tent which will be sited near the car park, at the junction of Glendevon Road and Glenlochay Road, Perth, PH2 0AS.

Course Information

2 score courses. In score courses you can visit the controls in any order within the time limit. Some controls get more points than others. Points are deducted if you're late back so you need an accurate watch.

Choice of 45 minute novice score course where more controls will be on or near paths or 1 hour score course with more difficult controls included. Bonus points for fancy dress and finding the fairy and Santa!

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Online entry via Fabian 4 CLICK HERE

Pre-entry online cost £7 adult/ group BOF,  £9 non BOF.   £3 child under 21/ student BOF member,  £5 non BOF. Special group rates for school groups etc are possible if you contact the organiser.

Entry on the day cost £9 adult/group, £5 child/ student. Pre-entry recommended to ensure you get a map.

Contacts / Officials

Angela Dixon 

a dixon frog @gmail. com (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.

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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