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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s Cumbrae Caper Challenge: Clydesdale Bank and KPMG

Teams from Clydesdale Bank and KPMG took part in a weekend challenge to raise funds for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland), raising over £12,000. The Cumbrae Caper Challenge took place on board the Trust’s two sailing boats, Alba Venturer and Alba Explorer, and consisted of a sailing race, quiz and dingy race. The teams […]

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South Lanarkshire Hits the High Seas

“This experience was out of this world” was how one member of last week’s crew described their time on board with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. Ten young people from Stonelaw High School in South Lanarkshire departed from James Watt Dock Marina in Greenock on the 12th September. The group was at sea for five days, covering […]

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East Renfrewshire Sets Sail

Alba Explorer welcomed young people from the East Renfrewshire area on board last week as part of the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland) “CashBack for Communities” programme. Departing and returning into Greenock, the group set sail on 12th September for five days, sailing 140 nautical miles. Their first port of call was Campbeltown, with […]

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Inverclyde CashBack Takes to the Water

Last week nine young people from the Inverclyde area took part in an Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland) voyage. This trip was partially funded with money from the governmental programme “CashBack for Communities”, and from Inverclyde Council’s Community Learning & Development fund. Departing and returning into Greenock, the group set sail on 5th September […]

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Arran Sportive Success!

Last week, Arran played host to its first ever Sportive, organised by and in aid of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. Over 200 cyclists took part, most following a route right around the island on the coast road, with the shorter route circling just the northern half. The fastest cyclist, John Hung, completed the full island circuit […]

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South Lanarkshire Explore The Clyde with CashBack

A group of 10 young people from Stonelaw benefited from our CashBack for Communities partnership recently, sailing Alba Venturer 98.1 miles around the Clyde Estuary. Their 5 day voyage took them to Holy Loch, Lochranza, and Tarbet as they learned the ropes aboard the 72ft sailing vessel. As well as learning how to sail, the […]

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North Lanarkshire Young People Explore with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

Eight young people from North Lanarkshire took part in the 9th OYT Scotland voyage funded by CashBack for Communities this year. The group set sail from Oban on the 15th August, and spent 5 days at sea. They had a busy week, logging 129 miles and visiting Kerrera, Tobermory, and Loch Na Keal before returning […]

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Kidnapped Adventure Complete!

We have an update on our intrepid adventurers, Alan and Willie! After setting off on the from South Queensferry on Friday 20th May, the pair completed their “kidnapped” journey on Saturday the 13th of August, after a gruelling 800 miles of sailing around and trekking across Scotland to relive Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novel Kidnapped. Getting […]

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