CashBack for Communities Phase 6

We are thrilled to announce that we will be a CashBack For Communities Partner in Phase 6! Over the next 3 years starting from April, we will deliver our On Board with CashBack programme to a minimum of 248 young people from all over Scotland. This will be comprised of 6 groups in Year 1, […]

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award

We are truly thrilled to announce that Ocean Youth Trust Scotland has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service‘s Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award. This prestigious award recognises 20 national charities whose work empowers young people aged 16-25, and who have volunteers at the heart of their operations. For OYT Scotland, this […]

OYT Scotland’s New Van!

Christmas has well and truly arrived! Thanks to the incredible support of the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, we have our much-needed new operations van – this will be a great asset for future voyages, and is already proving its worth at refit! Our brand new hybrid van, purchased with funding from the People’s […]

The Power of Exchange and Impact of Erasmus+

As part of Youthlink Scotland’s Policy Convention, our Youth Development Worker, Gillian McDiarmid, was asked to contribute an article about her experience of exchange programmes and their value within youth work. In September, Gillian was invited to Poland and Hungry for two separate training conventions, both of which were funded by Erasmus+. Flying out two […]

OYT Staff Team Future Planning Day

Out of Office Our staff team are down in Largs Sailing Club today, so please be aware that any phone calls, emails or messages will not be answered until tomorrow. We will be sharing biscuits, exchanging stories from this season, and planning for an amazing 2023. Thanks all! OYT Team

Thank You To Our Trustees

This week is #TrusteesWeek, and we are celebrating the wonderful individuals who serve, support and steer OYT Scotland. Like the volunteers who support OYT Scotland, our Trustees donate their free time, skills and energy to help guide the Trust. Their knowledge and experience is invaluable, and it ensures that we continue to provide the most […]

Youth Work Week 2022

It’s #YouthWorkWeek2022 and today’s theme is Equality and Rights At OYT Scotland, we believe that all children should have the opportunity to realise their potential. Young people should be heard, valued and supported; their learning and development should nurture self-confidence, optimism and responsibility, leading them towards positive outcomes. However, not all young people are given […]

Cooking Up A Storm

A massive thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by players of the National Lottery, for funding our ‘Cooking up a Storm’ project, which will see two specialised ovens installed aboard our vessels! These ovens will not only provide much-needed sustenance to our hungry sailors, but they will also allow us […]

Musselburgh Grammar School

Young people taking part in our Change Tack with CashBack programme enjoyed a day at Foxlake Adventures today, where they took part in a communication and listening exercise! It looks like great fun!

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is deeply saddened by the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and join the sail training community in sending our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time. As a mark of respect, OYT Scotland will be closed on Monday 19th September for the state funeral of Her Majesty […]

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