Young people from Midlothian explore the Clyde

On 25th September, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland welcomed aboard 10 young people from Midlothian as they took part in a five day sailing voyage. Sailing on the 70ft yacht Alba Venturer, the young people sailed 136 nautical miles, setting off from Greenock and making their way to Rhu, Portavadie and Holy Loch, before arriving back […]

South Lanarkshire’s Adventure under Sail

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland) welcomed ten young people from South Lanarkshire as they took part in a voyage funded by the Scottish Government’s programme “CashBack for Communities”. The young people learnt to navigate, hoist and drop sails, tie knots, and cook for the whole crew aboard the 70ft sail training yacht, Alba Venturer. […]

Barra and Shetland’s “magic” voyage

On the 11th of September, eight young people from Barra and Shetland took part in a five day sailing voyage with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. Sailing the 72ft yacht, Alba Explorer, this voyage took them from Greenock through the Firth of Clyde, stopping in Holy Loch, Tarbert and Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. It […]

North Lanarkshire are On Course with CashBack

Pupils from St Aidan’s and Clyde Valley High Schools in Wishaw joined a five day Ocean Youth Trust Scotland sailing voyage from Greenock on the 4th of September. The group called in at Holy Loch, East Loch Tarbert, and Rothesay before returning to Greenock, covering 87 nautical miles on their voyage aboard the 72 foot […]

Scottish Borders are “On Course” with CashBack for Communities Funding

The first voyage of project funding from Scottish Government’s programme “CashBack for Communities” took place last week as eight young people from Scottish Borders set sail on April 17th. The group spent five days exploring the waters of the Upper Clyde, departing and returning into James Watt Dock in Greenock. The young people, who come from the Connect Berwickshire Youth […]

On Course with CashBack – Phase 4 Funding for OYT Scotland

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (OYT Scotland) is pleased to be selected as one of the 17 groups to be awarded funding to help some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people. “On Course with CashBack” will provide exemplary youth work to help raise the attainment, aspirations and ambition of disadvantaged young people across Scotland. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson made the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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