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What a great weekend we had once again. A really good SOUL event in Inverness followed by another fun Moravian event at Gordonstoun. Even better news is that those of you who took part on Sunday will get double points! The Gordonstoun event qualifies for both the Saturday League and the Main Club league. How good is that? The updated main league can be found here.

The results and routegadget are also up on our website. I am REALLY delighted to say that 18 people have put their routes up so far, including Finlay!! Its also great to see some yellow runners putting their routes up too.

While packing up after the event the pair of Sprayway trousers on the left were found, age 6/7.  If you think these are yours, please contact the event organiser, Andrew Campbell  andrewandlizcampbell (at)
Moravian Club Development Officer
Some good news - we have been successful in securing grant funding from the Orienteering Foundation and Scottish Orienteering Association to support a new paid position, Club Development Officer (CDO). This is a part-time post, working an average of 14 hours a week over 40 working weeks from April this year. We hope to extend the post by a further 12 months subject to funding. The CDO’s role will be to focus on orienteering in five key community ‘hubs’ of Forres, Elgin, Lossiemouth, Fochabers and Buckie. The intent is to capitalise on momentum that will be created by the Moray 2023 Scottish 6 Days this summer. The key areas the CDO will focus on are develop orienteering skills in young people leading to participation in Moray 2023, establishing regular family sessions in each of the five communities, identifying local young orienteers to become Young Ambassadors for Moray 2023, and coordinating communication and publicity of club events and activities during and after Moray 2023 in order to maintain awareness and interest of orienteering in the local community.
Please contact either Rob Parkinson ( or Karen Fraser ( if you are interested in this exciting opportunity.  Or do you know anyone who might be interested?  If so, please encourage them to look at the details. Further information including how to apply can be found on the club website (
Rob Parkinson & Karen Fraser
Message from Paul for owners of SIAC type dibbers
If you get a message on your splits about POOR battery status, then its possible that the battery voltage is low because of low temperatures. MOR have a battery test station which should be available at  most MOR events. There is also an expected life of 3 years, you can check the age of your SIAC at this link:
However if it shows as OK on the battery test units and is punching touch free ok then you can probably leave it a little longer before replacement. See Sportident advice below from their website.
The small internal battery in a new SIAC is guaranteed for 2 years and should last 3 years.
Please check your SIAC at an event by dipping it in a SIAC Battery Test Station which should be provided by ALL event organisers.  If the display on top of the SIAC Battery Test Station shows FAIL and there is no beep or it shows WAxxx and the station beeps 10 times in quick succession, the battery should be replaced.  
If the splits print shows multiple rows for the same control or the message on your splits print advises you to replace the battery soon, this also indicates that your SIAC battery is likely to fail within a few months.  If the splits print shows a Battery Status of MEDIUM or GOOD, everything is fine.    
If reliable Contactless Punching is not essential, you can carry on using your SIAC until the battery fails and from then on the SIAC will work as a traditional SI-Card that needs to be dipped at each control.

Anyone seeking advice can contact

Next Events
Tomorrow 10 Moravians are off to Keppernach for the final event in the Northern Night League. The overall results will be coming soon. There are a limited number of entries on the day but you would need to check with the event organiser before travelling.
Compass Sport Cup Scottish Heat, Faskally, Sunday 12th February
Good luck to Team Moravians who are heading down the A9 on Sunday for the Scottish Regional heat of the Compass Sport Cup at Faskally near Pitlochry, being organised the year by STAG.  Our team comprises 21 runners, as well as two young Frasers. We have all ages running for us again, which is a particular strength of our club. Anna Howard is running W14- and Margaret Dearman is running W70+.  Look out for the results later on Sunday at  There might even be a photo and an update on Facebook during the afternoon!

The next big "O" weekend is on the 25th/26th February in Deeside when there are no less than three events including the Scottish Night Championships at Balmoral, a regional event at Balmedie and a sprint event in Ballater. here is the news from Deeside.
We have planned a fantastic weekend of orienteering in Aberdeenshire with the Scottish Night Orienteering Champs at iconic Balmoral Estate on Saturday 25 February, complete with a warm-up Sprint in Ballater organised by Mar Orienteering Club and followed by some sandy dunes on Sunday at Balmedie with Grampian Orienteering Club!
We also have a 2km Novice night course on paths - ideal for those orienteers who have always wanted to give Night-O a try!  (Minimum age 14 with parental consent).
Night Champs parking at Lochnagar Distillery,  Event centre is in cosy Abergeldie Hall and the very tasty Skoff food van will be in attendance on Saturday night!
Don't miss it!
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