Events will take place in Glen Affric on Friday 7th August (WOC) and Saturday 8th August (Scottish 6 Days). Both events will have their HQ at Knockfin near Tomich on the outskirts of Glen Affric.
Traffic on the A831 will be much heavier than normal. This also applies to the road between Cannich and Tomich (partially single track) so visitors are urged to take extra care on both these days. On Friday 8th Cannich Hall will be used for admin purposes by the organisers so we can expect the village to be very busy also.
Event (Day 2) of The Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event in Glen Strathfarrar is happening on Monday 3rd August. For all participants (runners and spectators), all parking will be in a field at Erchless (entrance beside Struy Bridge) from where they will walk into the glen – approximately 1 mile.
There will be a limited minibus service offered by Ross’ minibuses. The Glen will be closed that day to all non-essential vehicles (no vehicle or fishing permits will be issued for this day). Walkers and bicyclists are still welcome. Some 5000 pedestrians are expected in the glen that day which should make it a day to be remembered!
In the field being used for the event arena, there will be toilets and catering facilities. Further information can be found by visiting www.scottish6days.com. We are praying for good weather!
Tickets are now available for Single Track Road’s charity a gig in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support on Saturday 1st August. If you’re here on holiday do come do come along and help aid a very worthwhile charity. It’s a Bring Your Own Bottle do so a cheap night out!
The World Orienteering Championships return to the UK in 2015 with the Strathglass area being chosen again as host to a number of the events. The Scottish 6 Days Event will run in parallel with the championships and competitions will use Glen Affric & Glen Strathfarrar as venues.
The dates for the Word Championships are 31 July – 7 August 2015. The event will be run in parallel with the Scottish 6 Days Event which takes place from 1-8 August 2015.
If 1999 is anything to go be there will be a considerable number of visitors – as well as competitors the sport also has a large spectator following. Check out our accommodation pages if you are thinking of staying in the area – and book early!
For further information on both events please visit www.woc2015.org and www.scottish6days.com/2015.