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.

In recent years the club has grown steadily – we have more members than ever, we stage more events and we see increasing numbers attending those events. Our current focus is on continuing those trends and on improving the orienteering skills of both junior and senior members.

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.

The club was formed in 1980 so later in 2020 we had hoped to hold a social event to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our Silver Anniversary in 2005 was celebrated with a barbecue attended by some of the founders who are now honorary members.

25th Anniversary Barbeque

25th Anniversary Barbeque


Our club is run by a committee of dedicated volunteers …

Current committee »


The Club is affiliated to British Orienteering (BO) 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 2023 it was held on Zoom on 13th September.
Minutes of the 2023 AGM are available to view here (pdf) including Jamie’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 BO 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 »