Our CashBack for Communities Report is Now Live!

Group of CashBack for Communities young people gather on deck with their crew. They are holding up the CashBack flag.

We are thrilled to announce that the Impact Report for Phase 6 Year 1 of our On Board with CashBack programme is now live. Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) Scotland has been a proud partner of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme through Phases 3, 4, and 5. We are delighted to continue this partnership […]

Volunteer Bosun Wins Eric Liddell Recognition Award

Nathan stands on stage with his fellow awardees and YouthLink Scotland CEO, Tim Frew

A huge congratulations to our young volunteer, Nathan, who received the Eric Liddell Recognition Award at last night’s YouthLink Scotland award ceremony in Glasgow.

The Eric Liddell Award is given to young people aged 12 – 26 who have made an outstanding contribution to their community through their involvement in youth work in Scotland.

Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Roach

A young volunteer is standing in front of a large Ocean Youth Trust Scotland banner. He is holding the John Crawley Award - a wooden telescope with a plaque at the base.

It’s Volunteers Week and we are celebrating all of the wonderful people, both at sea and ashore, who make youth work on the waves possible. Joe Roach, recent winner of our John Crawley (Young Volunteer of the Year) Award, sat down with us to talk about his experience of volunteering with the Trust. Joe, how […]

We’re Hiring!

An Ocean Youth Trust Scotland branded leaflet sits on top of a shelving unit. The leaflet reads 'Introducing Ocean Youth Trust Scotland' in white text with water in the background.

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is thrilled to announce a fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Fundraising Assistant or Officer.

Ayrshire Young People Gain their Sea Legs and New Skills

The image is taken looking down on Alba Explorer from the dock. Young people are sitting along the edge and at the cockpit and smiling towards the camera.

Nine young people from Ayrshire College’s HIVE project took to the water for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Setting sail from James Watt Dock in Greenock on Monday evening, the group embarked on a five-day youth work voyage designed to improve their behaviour, employability, community participation and personal wellbeing. Supported by OYT Scotland sea staff and volunteers, the young people […]

Alba Venturer Turns 25!

Alba Venturer sailing in Iceland.

On Saturday 20th April, our longest serving vessel, Alba Venturer, celebrated her 25th birthday.  This 70-ft Bermudan ketch was gifted to the young people of Scotland from our patrons, Curly and Barbara Mills.  Since then, she has supported thousands of young people towards brighter futures through youth work on the waves.  On Facebook, we asked […]

Trustee Spotlight: Paul Dobie

Trustee, Paul D

How did you first get involved with OYT Scotland?  Many years ago, I had seen an Ocean Youth Club boat in Oban, and that prompted me to do some research into what the organisation did. It looked like something I’d enjoy getting involved in but, back then, I had too many other demands on my […]

Join Our Board of Trustees!

Picture of Alba Venturer with her sails up on a clear, calm day. The crew are standing at the boom and smiling to the camera (which is on another boat).

As we approach Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s 25th anniversary, we are looking to recruit up to four new Trustees who will bring fresh ideas, enthusiasm and a willingness to help change the lives of young people from across Scotland.  To keep us sailing in the right direction, we are looking for applicants with experience in […]

25th Anniversary Training Seminar

An OYT Scotland volunteer presents to a room of delegates. The attendees are of mixed ages and all are wearing dark colours, some with OYT Scotland branding.

“The Annual Training Seminar is a key opportunity for OYT Scotland staff, volunteers and young people to receive training across a range of subjects,” said OYT Scotland CEO, Hazel Wiseman.

An Update from the Refit Yard

The mast is pictured laying on its side in the yard of Fairlie Quay Marina, with Largs in the background.

At James Watt Dock Marina with Alba Explorer  For the last few weeks, we have been focusing on rust-busting. The team have opened up the heads and galley so that we can get access for rust-busting and painting. Now we just have to put it all back together! At Fairlie Quay Marina with Alba Venturer  A […]

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