Alba Volunteer

Alba Volunteer has some new equipment!

At the weekend our Cadets Heather and Ollie fitted an EPIRB and a fridge to Alba Volunteer. Well done cadets and huge thanks to North East Support Group from Aberdeen for donating the EPIRB and Clyde Support Group for the fridge. Just a heater to go and wee boat will have all the comforts of home!


The sailing season has begun!

Time is flying by and we are into our third week of the sailing season here at OYT Scotland. So far we have seen Helensburgh & Lomond Young Carers undergo their Adventure under Sail. Thanks to KPMG for supporting this group with funding. Last week saw the first of three groups of City of Glasgow College –  Nautical Studies Students on board […]


Charity Comedy – April Fool’s Night

OYT Scotland are proud to present their first comedy night on Wednesday 1st April. The venue is the Mansion House on Glassford Street, with doors opening at 7pm. Line-up for the night: Compere: Rob Kane Anna Devitt – star of Britain’s Got Talent Phil Differ – comedy writer of the acclaimed ‘Only an Excuse’ Gary […]

New strategy to boost Scotland’s marine tourism launched

Alba Venturer at the Scottish Marine Tourism Conference

A crew of OYT volunteers, staff and board members sailed up the river Clyde to attend the launch of the Scottish Marine Tourism Strategy and welcome aboard a stellar cast of tourism-related professionals, MSPs and CEOs, as well as adventurer and cycling legend Mark Beaumont. ‘Awakening the Giant’ is a strategy which aims to boost […]


Spartan Sprint – 21st September 2014

A brave group from OYT Scotland exchanged their sailing boots for running shoes to raise money at the Reebok Spartan Sprint at Winton House, Edinburgh on Sunday 21st September. Calling themselves “Jolly Rogers”, the team ran the course which encompassed 5k running, and was interspersed with 15 obstacles, including a river run, carrying Atlas balls and finishing […]

Ula’s YLDP adventure

Ula Kornaszewska took part in this year’s Young Leader Development Programme. Read all about her adventure below… Following a school trip with the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland in September 2013, I was fortunate enough to be offered a place on the Youth Leaders Development Programme 2014. The thought of getting involved more with the Trust and […]


Vicky took on the world, and succeeded!

Vicky Ellis, one of OYT Scotland’s skippers, has recently completed her circumnavigation of the globe with Clipper Ventures as the third-ever female skipper in the race. Following in the steps of our CEO, Nick, and countless OYT/C skippers before her, Vicky had the time of her life. Vicky is pictured below with her Switzerland crew, […]


Alba Explorer’s Blog – Norway Adventure with YLDP 2014

Our first night aboard Alba Explorer in the Arctic Circle was a memorable one. The crew were very tired from a sleepless night at Oslo airport the night before so we decided to stay in harbour at Bodø and get an early night. A few brave souls went out for an after dinner stroll to […]

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