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National Orienteering Centre
New Building Opening
11 June 2005

The new National Orienteering Centre building was officially opened on 11 June 2005. An excellent turnout of orienteers from all over Scotland was present to watch Tim Walker, Principal of Glenmore Lodge, cut the ribbon.

The new building, which includes a large equipment store and spacious office, was generously funded by sportscotland and the Scottish Orienteering Association. It would not have been possible, though, without the superb co-operation of Glenmore Lodge, the National Outdoor Training Centre, and their facilities team which was instrumental in the building’s construction.

The new facilities provide a much better working environment than previously and will allow greatly improved services to be offered.

Located in the heart of some truly world class orienteering terrain, the National Orienteering Centre was set up in 1999 to provide training opportunities for national squads competing in the World Orienteering Championships, which was held near Inverness that year. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength organising courses, acting as a focal point for the sport in Scotland and continuing to provide the best training possibilities in the country.

For more information about the National Orienteering Centre please have a look at the website

Thanks to Ross Maclennan for this story.


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