Falkirk Young Carers’ Week Away

Falkirk Young Carers took part in a 7 day sailing adventure aboard the 70 foot yacht Alba Venturer, spirits undampened by the often wet weather. The 10 young people aged 14 – 18 took on all the challenges of sailing, with everyone taking a turn at navigating and steering the boat, hoisting and dropping the sails, […]


Second group of Highlanders set sail!

Last week, a second group of young people from the highlands set sail with us on a voyage part funded by CashBack for Communities. Their trip took them on an island hopping experience, visiting Kerrera, Mull, Skye, and Rhum, covering 160 nautical miles in total. Over the course of the week they learned the ins […]


Highland CashBack Adventure

Last week 10 young people from the Highland region set sail with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland) on a voyage funded “CashBack for Communities”. Leaving from and returning to the Kerrera marina at Oban, the group spent five days at sea and explored the waters around the small isles (Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna). […]


Aberdeen Shore Group’s big bonus

Our Aberdeen and North East shore group successfully applied to be one of Aberdeen University Students’ Association’s charities of the year. The students raise money at various events throughout the year, and distribute the total collected between the beneficiaries they’ve chosen. In the 2015/16 run of events a record amount was raised despite hard economic […]


Argyll and Bute CashBack 13th – 17th June

A “fantastic experience” was how one member of last week’s CashBack voyage described their time on board last week. Eight young people from Argyll and Bute departed from Oban on the 13th of June and were at sea for five days, covering 143 nautical miles. The group called in at Kerrera, Jura, and Islay on […]


East Renfrewshire on board with CashBack

  10 young people from East Renfrewshire took part in the 5th OYT Scotland voyage funded by CashBack for Communities this year. The group set sail from Oban on the 23rd May, and spent 5 days at sea. They had a busy week, logging 149 miles and visiting Tobermory, Staffa, Loch Na Kael, Colonsay and Kerrera […]

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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 […]

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