Last week, our young volunteer Chloe Aitken was interviewed by the BBC about her experience sailing with OYT Scotland. “For me, sailing. It’s the joy of being out on the water, the wind hitting you in the face when you’re up on deck. It feels like you’re free. No-one can keep you in, no-one can drive […]
After sailing with us on an individual’s voyage this summer, one young crew member was so inspired by her time on board that she set herself a challenge to fundraise for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and help other young people enjoy their own adventure under sail. Using her creative talents, Gracie (age 14) set up […]
Since our last update five more groups of young carers have set off on an adventure with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. With some unprecedented sunshine the weather was much better for these groups than at the start of the season! Cowal & Bute Setting sail on the 4th June, ten young carers from Cowal & […]
Starting today, each week we’ll be sharing some #ThrowbackThursday images looking back at the history of Ocean Youth Club and OYT Scotland. Kicking us off is a wonderful photo of Taikoo. Remember sailing with us? Share your stories in the comments.
On the 30th July Alba Explorer and Alba Venturer will begin their journey from Oban to Greenock. Both boats will be crewed by groups of individual’s, aged 12-15 on Alba Venturer and 16-19 on Alba Explorer. Friends Shaun and Bobby both from Greenock, will be part of the crew on Alba Venturer. They spoke to […]
Thanks to CashBack for Communities funding, three more groups of young people set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Rothesay Academy On 28th May, it was Rothesay Academy’s turn to set sail on Alba Venturer. Sailing a total of 108 nautical miles, they set off from James Watt Dock Marina in Greenock, stopping off […]
Since our last update, a number of groups have sailed as part of our On Course with CashBack programme. Merkland high School On 23rd April, 9 girls and 2 group leaders from Merkland High School took to the water on board Alba Venturer. Sailing a total of 62 nautical miles, they set off from James […]
So far this season we have had two young carers groups sail with us; LinkedUp East Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh Young Carers who both sailed on board Alba Venturer during the Easter holidays. During the first week of the season, 7 young people and 2 group leaders from East Dunbartonshire were our first young carers voyage […]
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