Merry Christmas

As the festive season draws near again, we want to thank everyone for their continued support over the past 12 months. We couldn’t do what we do without you. We are looking forward to hopefully seeing everyone in person once again during our Annual Training Seminar at Stirling Court Hotel, 26th – 27th February 2022 […]

2022 Annual Training Seminar

We are thrilled to confirm that our 2022 Annual Training Seminar will take place at the Stirling Court Hotel on the 26 & 27th February 2022, if guidance at that time will allow us to do so. We have had a few issues with emails recently. If you have not received the seminar email please […]

VirginMoneyGiving no longer accepting donations

VirginMoneyGiving, one of the platforms we use to take online donations, has stopped accepting donations and all fundraising pages have been closed. Fear not, any donations made between 1 December and 10 February 2022 will still reach us, but thereafter they will not. All those who donate regularly by VirginMoneyGiving should have received a notification […]

Alba Venturer lifted for 5 Year Survey

Alba Venturer has been lifted from the water to get her ship-shape for the 2022 sailing season – which is jam-packed with youth voyage bookings. Venturer will be getting her 5-year survey which will involve some serious rust-busting and an annual servicing of pumps, engine and generator. We’re loving the super-cosy OYT Scotland bobble hats […]

Children In Need continue to support OYT Scotland

On 19 November it was Children In Need Day. We’re so grateful for the support we get from Children In Need – which helps us deliver life-changing youth work voyages at sea for so many. Check out when Pudsey Bear visited some of the young people we support and stepped aboard to try his hand […]

Crew has a blast on Induction Weekend

On 6-7 November we ran one of our Induction Weekends on Alba Venturer, introducing new volunteers to what’s involved in delivering youth work on the waves and what to expect as a member of sea staff. The crew had some pretty severe wind to contend with but it was a huge success! Over the two […]

OYT Scotland to join Tall Ships 2023

We’re excited to announce that OYT Scotland will be taking part in several legs of the 2023 Tall Ships Races. Starting in the Netherlands in June 2023, The Tall Ships Races will see events taking place across four countries in Europe including the United Kingdom and Norway, before coming to a close in Scotland in […]

Explorer gets ready for her five year survey

The sea staff team and volunteers have been hard at work getting Alba Explorer prepared for her five year refit. She was lifted out the water in October and its been all hands on deck to get her ship shape for the season ahead. We’re delighted that Ollie Bowden has joined us as a freelancer […]

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