Thanks to Turner Access!

Thanks to the generous support of Turner Access, a colossal structure of scaffolding has been erected around Alba Explorer in the shed at Fairlie to allow the team to get going with the long list of important jobs! They have started by filling and sanding the hull before painting, removing the treadmaster, stanchions, jib and […]

Final Cashback voyages of 2018

This years’ On Course with CashBack programme has came to an end with the final three voyages taking place in August, September and October. We’re looking forward to welcoming 12 new groups in 2019 which is the final year of our CashBack funding. Police Scotland 7 young people from Police Scotland Youth Volunteering set off […]

It feels like you’re free

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 […]

Young crew member raises money for OYT Scotland!

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 […]

Young Carers Update

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.

Boats back on the Clyde

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 […]

More young people supported by CashBack

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 […]

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Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
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