OYTS BBQ with the GK experience

As part of our ‘Change Tack with CashBack’ programme, 6 of our groups will be participating in an assortment of monthly events where young people will participate in land-based activities. This week, we had a great BBQ and Easter egg hunt with some young people from @thegkexperience. The event took place at Mugdock Park where […]

Introducing Children’s Rights – a 10 minute training tool

We want all young people to have access to opportunities that allow them to realise their true potential in life and make a positive contribution to their society.  A part of our vision is the recognition of, respect for and promotion of the human rights of young people. This Scottish Government training presentation gives respondents […]

First Aid Refresher Course

We’ll be running a 2-hour First Aid Refresher course via Zoom on Monday 29th March at 6.30pm. Hosted by Ann Baddeley, RYA First Aid Instructor, and Dr David Murray MBE, this will allow a one year extension to any recently expired First Aid at Sea certificates. We hope to run the full course over next […]

OYT Scotland supports Scotland’s YouthWork Manifesto

Resilient, Resourceful and Reimagined: A manifesto to support Scotland’s youth workers and young people On Tuesday 23 February, Youthlink launched its youth work manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, outlining three key policy commitments from politicians to support the sector through Covid-19: 1. Make access to youth work opportunities a right for young people […]

New appointment means all-female team at helm of national sailing charity

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, national youth work charity, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, has appointed a new Sailing and Development Manager – forming an all-female management team for the first time in the organisation’s history. Peta Koczy (26), originally from Inverness, will begin her role as Sailing and Development Manager, assuming responsibility for the efficient management, operation and safety of the charity’s […]

2021 Delivering SQA Qualifications Seminar – Course Information 

This is for those people signed up to the 2021 Virtual Seminar course Delivering SQA Qualifications. Short Description: To help sea staff understand and deliver SQA qualifications, primarily through our logbooks and ensuring these are completed correctly. Facilitated By: Lucie Aitkenhead (Volunteer) & Fiona Jamieson (Volunteer) Additional Details: During SQA Leadership and Employability voyages the […]

2021 OYT Scotland Virtual Seminar Reminder

Here’s a quick update on what we still have available for our seminar this weekend. If you haven’t booked already – we would encourage you to have a look – thanks to funding from YouthLink all training is free this year! Saturday Safeguarding                                      –              Available Delivering SQA Qualifications      –              Available Supporting YP with […]

OYT Scotland supports ‘A Vision for Young People 2021-2031’

We know the huge impact going on an outdoor residential can have for young people. That’s why OYT Scotland is supporting “A Vision for Young People 2021-2031” which seeks to guarantee all young people in Scotland a residential experience. You can read more about it here:

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