“The Best Week of My Life”

An essay written by Lewis Haig on his experience of adventure under sail “This year in school I was given the opportunity spend a week sailing a seventy two foot racing yacht built to circumnavigate the globe the ‘wrong way’ against all winds and tides, with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYTS) from Oban to Greenock. […]

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Headquarters Air Cadets /OYT Scotland West Coast Challenge Offshore Sailing Expedition 2015

A great voyage report from a group leader: Gale force winds, rough seas and seven days spent almost entirely within the confines of the 72 foot ketch, Alba Venturer, set the scene for the West Coast Challenge Sailing Expedition 2015. Eleven cadets from across the UK together with two adult volunteers joined the OYT Scotland […]

Ollie Bowden Shabab

OYT Scotland Cadet selected to sail the Arabian Gulf

Following our nomination, OYT Scotland Cadet Oliver Bowden has been selected to represent ASTO and STI with a fully funded opportunity to sail on a 4 week voyage on the Shabab Oman 2, the Royal Navy of Oman’s brand new 85m sail training ship. Find out more about the ship here. Thanks to the generosity […]

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Brand New Newsletter launched!

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand quarterly new newsletter! If you haven’t seen it yet, have a read of the first issue here. If you are hoping to print a copy off  download a PDF here. Don’t miss any future issues and subscribe here, if you haven’t done so already!   Liked what you read […]

Highland CashBack Voyage

CashBack for Communities benefits Young People from the Highland Region

Ten participants from the Highland region 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 27 July to spend 5 days exploring the waters of the Western Isles, departing and returning into Oban Marina on the small island […]

Safety Management System

OYT Scotland operates a Safety Management System (SMS) in order to promote high standards of safety at all levels throughout the organisation. We were one of the first Sail Training Organisations operating vessels under 500 Gross Tonnes to implement an SMS. We chose to do this voluntarily (it is not currently a legal requirement for […]

New Youthwork Toolkit available soon

Do you want to feel more confident and knowledgeable about youth work as an OYT Scotland volunteer? You may have heard about the OYT Scotland Youth Work Toolkit, may have seen some of the sections in draft format at the Training Seminar in February or may even been kind enough to proof read some of […]

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, […]

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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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