Nominate OYT Scotland for Ecclesiastical’s 12 Days of Giving

Help Ocean Youth Trust Scotland have the chance to receive £1000 by nominating us for Ecclesiastical’s 12 Days of Giving. Ecclesiastical will draw 10 winners at random from the pool of nominated charities each weekday from 7 – 22 December 2020. You can nominate us for this opportunity by visiting this page and filling in […]

Appeal to get OYT Scotland #ShipShape for 2021

Exploring and adventuring: Save Your Outdoor Centres

Some of the great times we have on a voyage is the when we get onshore – where groups have the chance to hug the land and explore a wild place. We play games, take part in activities, explore the countryside and even get an ice cream in a not so wild place. “Our Ocean […]

Lockdown Lowdown Survey on Mental Wellbeing

The Lockdown Lowdown survey found that 39% of young people were extremely or moderately concerned about their own mental wellbeing during lockdown. We know that now is when young people in Scotland need Outdoor Education the most, and yet many Centres are in danger of closing and our boats have not sailed since November 2019. […]

OYTS in Parliamentary Debate

Great to have Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s voice heard at the Parliamentary Debate on Residential Outdoor Learning. #SaveOurCentres OYTS first mentioned at 17:09:45 More information and the whole video can be watched here:

Campaign to Save Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

Pupils, parents and teachers have joined a campaign to save Scotland’s outdoor education centres ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s debate on 22 September. Every year, more than 100,000 young people go on a residential trip to one of the 40 centres in Scotland, including Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. Under Scottish Government coronavirus guidelines no residential […]

Claire Quinn

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we let you know that Claire passed away on Tuesday the 29th July, surrounded by her family. Claire was an essential part of the OYT family. We will remember her passion for life and thankful for her important work as a volunteer for the organisation. We will […]

A Scotsman’s Odyssey

Some exciting news as Ian Macpherson, who was a former chairman of OYC (Ocean Youth Club) has written a fantastic book that details many of his adventures sailing with the trust. ‘A Scotsman’s Odyssey’ is a book as much about voyaging in the imagination as on the waves. It inspires cruising yachtsmen and yachtswomen to […]

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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
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