MAROC after school Orienteering sessions

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Coaches from Mar Orienteering Club will be holding several After School sessions in Banchory, Aboyne and Ballater in the next few weeks.

The session are part of preparations, which are well underway, for the prestigious Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Festival being held on Royal Deeside from 31 July to 5 August this year.

These sessions are suitable for beginners or those with some previous experience and Mar Orienteering Club are inviting anyone who is interested to head along and give it a try.

A spokesperson for Mar Orienteering Club highlighted the benefits of the sport, saying : “Orienteering provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt.

“Control points are located using a map and compass at a walk, jog or run.

“It’s a great way for children to get fresh air and exercise while having fun and learning something new.”

The Banchory and Ballater Clubs will run on a Tuesday and the Aboyne Club will run on Thursdays.

Full information about the sessions and registration forms can be found on the club’s website at

Anyone interested in being a part of the club or the after school sessions is encouraged to sign up now.

Alternatively, to keep up to date with all the club’s going on, visit their Facebook page at or follow the club on Twitter.

MAROC is one of Scotland’s most thriving orienteering clubs which, in spite of the relatively remote homeland, is a club that is blessed with some of the best Orienteering terrain in Britain.

It is also a club that frequently ‘punches above its weight’ when it comes to both competition and organisation.

The ancient Kingdom of Mar, lies in Aberdeenshire between the Rivers Don and Dee amidst spectacular scenery, extending from the sea to the mountains in the north east of Scotland.