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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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Press Release: “CashBack for Communities” boost for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland), Scotland’s leading sail training organisation, will transform more than 480 young people’s lives over two years thanks to a £375,000 award from the “CashBack for Communities” scheme – the Scottish Government’s proceeds of crime fund. The participants from disadvantaged backgrounds across Scotland will take part in 5-day long sea […]


Photo Competition

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words… so why not capture the best part of your voyage in a photo? Each month we will be choosing 2 winning photos taken by crews whilst on board Alba Explorer or Alba Venturer. This is a team effort- the photos that demonstrate the greatest flair, technique […]

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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 […]

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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