Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ocean Youth Trust Scotland will, with effect from 19 March 2020, be offering all youth groups due to sail in the next 12 weeks the opportunity to reschedule their youth voyage for later in the season. The Trust is committed to ensuring all current bookings are honoured where possible. This decision […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

At Ocean Youth Trust Scotland we are preparing to implement any guidance that may be issued from the UK or Scottish Governments in terms of managing the risks associated with Covid-19 (Coronavirus). As of today’s date [12 March 2020) Ocean Youth Trust Scotland does not intend to cancel any planned voyages / events / training […]

How I overcame my shyness

Shaun Wiseman (15) Shaun Wiseman first sailed with OYT Scotland in 2016 as a shy, introverted 12 year old. Now, at 15, he is a confident young man, excelling both academically and socially and is well on course to becoming a professional triathlete. Shaun attributes this change in attitude and fortune to his experiences at […]

Young carer Keira soars on voyage with OYT Scotland

Keira Reilly (15) prepared a blog about her time on board an OYT Scotland voyage with Helensburgh & Lomond Young Carers group, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. Read her story here… “My name is Keira and I’m 15 years old. I became a Young Carer almost 5 years ago when my […]

OYT Scotland to benefit from money seized from criminals

OYT Scotland has announced it is to benefit from funding from Cashback for Communities, the scheme that reinvests criminal assets into life-changing community projects. As one of 24 organisations to receive funding, the Inverclyde based charity will use the funding to work with young people from across Scotland, helping divert them away from potentially criminal […]

OYT Scotland to pilot all female voyage at sea

*All-female residential youth work voyages to get disadvantaged young women into work* Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is to run a series of all-female Employability voyages at sea, thanks to vital funding aimed at getting vulnerable girls into work. This will be the first time the charity has run voyages tailored specifically to all-female groups. The […]

Shaun continues to smash fundraising target

Earlier this year, aspiring triathlete Shaun Wiseman (15) pledged to complete a series of gruelling physical challenges to raise funds to support the Trust. Shaun’s target? 20 challenges for £200. But Shaun wasn’t content with smashing this target – and this month [November] he completed his 41st challenge for the Trust! Completing events including a […]

Ocean’s 20 Gala Ball marks poignant anniversary

On 8 November 2019, The Trust was thrilled to host our 20th anniversary ball at the Glasgow Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, marking 20 years of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. In that time, we have taken to sea more than 14,000 young people, changing the course of many lives. Hosted by Capital FM’s Garry Spence, the evening […]

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