About ELO

We are a small friendly club and our members come from a mixture of families and individuals and range in age from 3 to 70 years of age.

The club was formed in 1980 and at our Silver Anniversary barbecue some of the founder and now honorary members came to join us.

25th Anniversary Barbeque

Our members compete at a range of events, from local events in East Lothian to the Scottish and British Championships. Many of our members enjoy participating at any level, getting satisfaction from completing a course, enjoying the challenge of finding a tricky control, keeping fit in an interesting way, exploring new places and meeting new people.

While it isn’t necessary to be competitive to get enjoyment from orienteering, we do celebrate the good results of some of our members. Recent successes include 1st in the “W21L-Brown” class in the 2013 Scottish Orienteering League and 1st in the Women’s Ultravet class in the 2013 Scottish Urban Orienteering League.

Previous ELO member, Murray Strain is now a World-Class orienteer, representing GB at the World Championships each year since 2010.


Our club is run by a small committee of dedicated volunteers.

Current committee »


The Club is affiliated to British Orienteering (BOF) and the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA). It is also one of the members of the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA), the co-ordinating organisation for our area.


The Constitution of the Club is available to view here (pdf).


The club’s AGM is held in September or October. In 2018 it was held at the East Lothian Outdoor Learning Centre in Musselburgh on 24th October.
Minutes of the 2018 AGM are available to view here (pdf) including Pete’s Chair’s report.

Forthcoming Events

You can find all our forthcoming events on our event calendar.  For a larger selection of events throughout the UK please navigate to the searchable BOF listing of all registered events.

ELO events’ calendar »

Join ELO

If you’d like to orienteer regularly we recommend that you join ELO.  When you join you’ll automatically become a member of the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) and, for a small extra fee, of  British Orienteering (BOF).

How to join »