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We have the opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join our friendly team! Fundraising Officer Permanent Position: up to 35 hours a week / flexible working negotiable  Are you passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives? Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is an award winning youth work charity, delivering life-changing voyages for young people […]

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 […]

Groups are On Course with CashBack

Since our last update, a number of groups have sailed as part of our On Course with CashBack programme. Merkland high School On 23rd April, 9 girls and 2 group leaders from Merkland High School took to the water on board Alba Venturer. Sailing a total of 62 nautical miles, they set off from James […]

CORAL Project Update

So far this season we have had two young carers groups sail with us; LinkedUp East Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh Young Carers who both sailed on board Alba Venturer during the Easter holidays. During the first week of the season, 7 young people and 2 group leaders from East Dunbartonshire were our first young carers voyage […]

On Course with CashBack Update

With the 2018 season well underway we’ve already welcomed four CashBack for Communities groups. Inverclyde Academy The first was local group Inverclyde Academy who set off on Alba Explorer on 2nd April, visiting Tarbert, Portavadie and Holy Loch. Despite the freezing cold and windy conditions, the young people rose to the challenge of helming the […]

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

Registered Charity, No. SC029531