THE castle acting as “event centre” for next year’s Six-Day Orienteering Festival is hosting a preview outing next weekend.
The team at Brodie Castle has partnered up with Moravian Orienteers for the November 3 gathering, which will let local orienteers get an idea of facilities that will be on offer next July, when the castle hosts 800 competitors from across the globe.
Regional development officer Mike Rodgers said it further enables Moravian to stage the latest in their Saturday Schools League events.
The castle is being opened specially for orienteers, with the competition in the morning followed by refreshments and a slide presentation on local developments in orienteering.
Guided tours of the castle will also run for participants, each led by a teenage member of the club who has undergone training in the holidays, mentored by a National Trust for Scotland guide.
The competition map is one of several being produced by Moravian thanks to a £9,800 Awards for All grant, with the courses planned by Forres Academy’s Kathryn Barr, a member of the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad. Visit www.moravianorienteering.org for further information or to register.
The Brodie Castle gathering follows an August event at Darnaway Castle, where the club’s juniors raised almost £750 for the Highland Hospice.