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East Dunbartonshire Positive Achievements CashBack – 16th – 20th May

Last week on Alba Explorer, 10 young people from the East Dunbartonshire Positive Achievements Project called in at Loch Drambuie and Tobermory during their 5 days on board. Positive Achievements is a partnership-funded and local authority-managed youth project, based in Kirkintilloch which supports vulnerable young people into employment, education, training and/or volunteering. The young people on Explorer had this […]


Fife CashBack Voyage 16th -20th May

Last week saw 9 young people from Fife sailing on Alba Venturer as part of our CashBack for Communities programme. Logging in 139 nautical miles, the group called in at Tobermory and Loch Tuath in Mull. The weather was mixed for the first-time sailors as they took on all the challenges of sailing. All the young people […]


CashBack Voyages Set Sail

Last week heralded the beginning of the 2016 CashBack voyages, when young people from Midlothian spent the week on Alba Venturer and East Dunbartonshire Young Carers were on Alba Explorer. The weather was kind as each group rose to the challenge of sailing the two boats. They learned to navigate and steer the boat, hoist and drop the sails, tie knots and cook for everyone […]


Parliamentary Reception CashBack New Horizons

Upwards of 100 young people gathered at a Scottish Parliamentary reception hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP on the 25th February. This event was held to celebrate the success of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s CashBack voyages in 2015. Also attending were Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, volunteers, youth workers and parents.   Opening the proceedings was Michael […]

Picture Nick Ponty 6/11/15
Glasgow Airport's Flightpath fund reached a major milestone today after awarding more than £1 million to over 350 local charities and community groups.

Community groups, charities, local politicians and members of staff from Glasgow Airport gathered at the FlightPath FundÕs annual celebration event at Kilmardinny House in Bearsden, where the announcement was made by the airportÕs managing director, Amanda McMillan.

l-r back Chairman of Flightpath Fund Archie Hunter, Managing Director , Glasgow Airport Amanda McMillan.
l-r front Tyler Brown (OYT, one of the recipients) , Anna  Glen, Jamie More, (All of Bearsden Primary) and Dean Matchett (OYT).

OYT Scotland Takes Part In Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund Celebration

Pupils from Drumchapel High School took centre stage as they presented to community groups, charities, local politicians and members of staff from Glasgow Airport gathered at the FlightPath Fund’s annual celebration event at Kilmardinny House in Bearsden on Friday 6th November. Taking part in the event were Drumchapel pupils Tyler Brown and Dean Matchett, pictured […]


Autumn Newsletter is out!

We are pleased to announce that the second edition of our newsletter is now ready! To read it: Download a pdf here Or view it online here If you don’t want to miss any future editions, subscribe to our newsletter on our website (right side panel > scroll down). You will get a holding email which prompts you to confirm […]


OYT Scotland to Benefit from Kidnapped Adventure

A unique charity challenge to relive the literary classic Kidnapped  by Robert Louis Stevenson was launched on 29th October at the Royal Overseas Club, Edinburgh. OYT Scotland’s Cath Coombs, volunteer and Edinburgh Shore Group member, and Pam Shaw, Fundraising Officer are pictured above at the launch with adventurer Alan Rankin.  In the summer of 2016 two intrepid adventurers, long-time OYT Scotland supporter Alan […]

Alba Venturer photographed by Saltire Marine looking towards Holy Loch from the Kilcreggan Ferry on Thursday 1st October

Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson gets onboard with OYT Scotland and Cashback for Communities

Last week saw two Cashback New Horizons voyages head out into a foggy Clyde. The groups from Drumchapel and Falkirk sailed nearly 200 miles between them with Drumchapel, on Alba Explorer, stopping off at Holy Loch, Lamlash and Portavadie before returning to Greenock and Falkirk, on Alba Venturer, visiting  East Loch Tarbert and Holy Loch before […]

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