YLDP 2015

Young Leader Development Programme 2015 underway

The 2015 Young Leader Development Programme (YLDP) funded by the Big Lottery Young Start Fund is underway! Our Young Leaders have set off on their two week Challenge Voyage on Alba Venturer to Shetland. The 12 young people joined the boat on Monday in Oban.  They spent the first night in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, […]


OYT Staff and Friends endured the Spartan Race

We are pleased to announce that all 14 OYT Staff and Friends and of the Trust have completed the brutal 8.4k run through mud, up and down the Pentlands Hills, over obstacles, through water and over fire. Much to the team’s surprise (who were already slightly worried about conquering a 5k obstacle run), they found out […]


Glenalmond College set sail on Alba Venturer last week

Glenalmond College had a fantastic voyage sailing on Alba Venturer last week. The group leaders commented on the group’s experience: “It was amazing to see some individuals emerged as leaders. These young people were not the ones who would naturally emerge as leaders in the school environment (e.g. they are not necessarily the strongest academically or on […]


OYT Scotland receives major grant from the Big Lottery Fund

Young people across the country will try out their sea legs while gaining invaluable work experience, thanks to an award of £50,000 from the Young Start programme, which is run by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.   This award will enable us to continue delivering our Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP), as well as the Skippership Cadet […]

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North Lanarkshire Young People complete CashBack Voyage

Nine participants from North Lanarkshire Council were given the opportunity to take part in an Ocean Youth Trust Scotland voyage funded with money from CashBack for Communities. The group set sail on a five day voyage last week departing and returning into Oban. Whilst on board, the group found themselves fully responsible for sailing the 72ft […]


Well done Emma!

FANTASTIC FUNDRAISING EFFORTS BY YOUNG LEADER EMMA SCOTT Emma Scott, one of the young people taking part in this year’s Young Leader Development Programme (YLDP) has raised a remarkable £1,763.70 for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. Her fundraising efforts started off with a talk at the New Year School Assembly on the first day back at […]

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“CashBack for Communities” and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland partner up for young people in North Ayrshire

Nine participants from North Ayrshire Council were given the opportunity to take part in an Ocean Youth Trust Scotland voyage funded with money from CashBack for Communities. The group set sail on 15th June to spend 5 days exploring the waters of the Upper Clyde, departing and returning into James Watt Dock in Greenock. Whilst […]

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We Want You…. Spartan Sprint 18th July

Get down and dirty with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland! Spartan Sprint – 5k Obstacle Race Saturday 18th July 2015 Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh £35 registration fee plus £200 fundraising We are looking for brave participants – individuals or groups- to join our team in this fundraising challenge in aid of OYT Scotland. Finishers Receive:  […]

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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
Tel: +44 (0) 1475 722 722

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