Group leaders

This page is designed exclusively for the benefit of the Group Leaders to allow the office or Executive Committee to pass information to you.

Start-up of OiR outdoor activities

As some of you may be aware, many of the outdoor activity groups have restarted under the Scottish Government Level 2 social distancing guidelines.
This has meant the introduction of Risk Assessment check list which all Group Leaders must follow in order to ensure they are covered by OiR insurance.
Members attending the walking groups, for example, are divided into sub-groups of five personnel. There can be no interaction with the other sub-groups.
Each sub-group has a leader and starts the route at a different time. For “Track and Trace” purposes, the Group Leader will keep a record of the contact details of the personnel of each group.
The Group Leader will keep these records for 3 weeks in compliance with the Scottish Government’s current “Track and Trace” guidelines.

If the group leaders would like to submit photographs and/or a brief report of how their activity went under lockdown, then please forward to any member of the committee or directly to the web manager at

The indoor groups are unlikely to start up until Level 0 begins in September 2021, and even then, it will be in accordance with the conditions laid down by the individual venues’ governing body. So, for the indoor Group Leaders, be prepared to follow similar instructions re. Track and Trace in order to ensure that we are all covered by OiR insurance.

The wellbeing of our members must be our prime consideration. Like everyone, we look forward to the situation improving, but it is unlikely that things will return to normal for some months to come.The OiR office is now closed to personal visitors, but will be contactable by phone or email between 10am and 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

We, the committee, are very concerned about members who may be extremely isolated during the coming months. We want to encourage any member who is in this situation to contact the office or a committee member for support and advice, or simply a chat. If you are aware of members in your group who may need this support, could you please let the office know so we can be pro-active by contacting them occasionally to check how they are coping. We will keep you updated with any news and updates will be posted on the website and Facebook page. (   and ) We will be sending out messages by email and with the new newsletter, but if you are able to let your group members know, we would be grateful if you could do so. Best wishes to you, stay safe! 
OiR committee.

Group Leaders

Click HERE to view the Group Leaders’ guidelines
Click HERE to view Group Leaders’ guidelines appendix – May 2021 (risk assessment)
Click HERE to view Group Leaders guidelines appendix – June 2021 (covid officer)

If you require any info or photos to appear on your web page, please send to the Web Administrator Arnie Green:

Please inform the office of any change to your group e.g. change of Group Leader, change in contact details etc.

To communicate information to the OiR office please use this email address

Regarding your web page we’ve not heard from some of you, group leaders, for some time.

Please let the OiR world wide web know how you are doing? Send a photo or two, maybe with some text, to

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