Press releases

Official press releases from the World Orienteering Championships 2015

Long wins Course of the Year

Long Men map

A fantastic long distance course in Scottish wilderness takes the honors as “Orienteering Course of the Year 2015″, in a vote by more than 1000 individuals in the orienteering community. Congratulations go to the course setter team Steve Nicholson and Brian Bullen and to everybody else involved in designing the courses.

08th Dec  

A runaway success for the Highlands and Moray

A press release from VisitScotland

Tourism in the Highlands and Moray is set to benefit as the area gets set to host a major world level orienteering event, Highland 2015, with support from VisitScotland.

Highland 2015 comprises both the 2015 World Orienteering Championships (WOC), from 31 July – 8 August, and the 20th Scottish 6 Days orienteering event, both of which are expected to bring an influx of visitors into the North of Scotland and an economic benefit to the local area of over £2.5m.

The 6 Days event runs every two years at different locations in Scotland and has this year been developed to be an integral part of the WOC. The majority of the 5,000 entrants for the 6 Days will then go on to spectate at the elite WOC competition.

31st Jul  

The World’s Orienteering Elite To Do Battle In The Highlands

Press Release Thu 30th July

The world of international orienteering is heading to Scotland as the elite of the sport get ready to do battle for nine World Championship titles.

30th Jul  

GB Team announced

Graham Gristwood, Credit:Philip Baxter

For home World Orienteering Championships

The final selections have been made to the British Team for The 2015 IOF World Orienteering Championships (WOC2015) being staged in the Highlands and Moray from Friday 31 July to Friday 7 August.
Full list of athletes, disciplines and race dates below.

17th Jul  

GB orienteers to do battle for World Championships places

Press Release – Thursday 9 July

As Scotland prepares to host The 2015 IOF World Orienteering Championships (WOC 2015) - from 31 July to 7 August 2015 in the Highlands and Moray – a number of Britain’s top elite orienteers will battle it out this weekend for the final spots on the GB squad; and the honour of competing in a World Championships on home soil.

10th Jul