Willie and Alan on Queensferry Rowing Club Skiff after rowing across The Forth

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 […]


RideLondon-Surrey Success for Stuart

Last Sunday, Stuart Coales was one of over 20,000 people who rode 100 miles in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey event. As well as smashing his time from last year’s event by finishing in an impressive 5hr and 31 min, Stuart has raised £700 for OYT Scotland, which is fantastic! Stuart was first introduced to the Trust last […]


We’re Recruiting! – Fundraising Officer (6 month post)

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is a world leading youth work charity, delivering an annual programme of residential youth work voyages aboard its fleet of sail training vessels. We take over 500 young people to sea each year, providing the opportunity for self-development through the experience of adventure under sail. Location: Greenock. Salary: Up to £23,000 […]


Falkirk Young Carers’ Week Away

Falkirk Young Carers took part in a 7 day sailing adventure aboard the 70 foot yacht Alba Venturer, spirits undampened by the often wet weather. The 10 young people aged 14 – 18 took on all the challenges of sailing, with everyone taking a turn at navigating and steering the boat, hoisting and dropping the sails, […]


Second group of Highlanders set sail!

Last week, a second group of young people from the highlands set sail with us on a voyage part funded by CashBack for Communities. Their trip took them on an island hopping experience, visiting Kerrera, Mull, Skye, and Rhum, covering 160 nautical miles in total. Over the course of the week they learned the ins […]


Highland CashBack Adventure

Last week 10 young people from the Highland region set sail with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland) on a voyage funded “CashBack for Communities”. Leaving from and returning to the Kerrera marina at Oban, the group spent five days at sea and explored the waters around the small isles (Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna). […]


Aberdeen Shore Group’s big bonus

Our Aberdeen and North East shore group successfully applied to be one of Aberdeen University Students’ Association’s charities of the year. The students raise money at various events throughout the year, and distribute the total collected between the beneficiaries they’ve chosen. In the 2015/16 run of events a record amount was raised despite hard economic […]


Argyll and Bute CashBack 13th – 17th June

A “fantastic experience” was how one member of last week’s CashBack voyage described their time on board last week. Eight young people from Argyll and Bute departed from Oban on the 13th of June and were at sea for five days, covering 143 nautical miles. The group called in at Kerrera, Jura, and Islay on […]

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