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Thank You To Our Trustees

This week is #TrusteesWeek, and we are celebrating the wonderful individuals who serve, support and steer OYT Scotland. Like the volunteers who support OYT Scotland,

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Youth Work Week 2022

It’s #YouthWorkWeek2022 and today’s theme is Equality and Rights At OYT Scotland, we believe that all children should have the opportunity to realise their potential.

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Cooking Up A Storm

A massive thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by players of the National Lottery, for funding our ‘Cooking up a

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Musselburgh Grammar School

Young people taking part in our Change Tack with CashBack programme enjoyed a day at Foxlake Adventures today, where they took part in a communication

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Gleam and Resonate

Check out this incredible art work by Eva Hewitt! The painting, named ‘Gleam and Resonate’ depicts the crew from Eva Hewitt’s recent voyage with scholars

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The Power of Exchange and Impact of Erasmus+

As part of Youthlink Scotland’s Policy Convention, our Youth Development Worker, Gillian McDiarmid, was asked to contribute an article about her experience of exchange programmes and their value within youth work. In September, Gillian was invited to Poland and Hungry for two separate training conventions, both of which were funded by Erasmus+. Flying out two months later, Gillian soon found herself surrounded by 50 professional youth workers from across Europe.

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OYT Staff Team Future Planning Day

Out of Office Our staff team are down in Largs Sailing Club today, so please be aware that any phone calls, emails or messages will not be answered until tomorrow. We will be sharing biscuits, exchanging stories from this season, and planning for an amazing 2023. Thanks all! OYT Team

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Thank You To Our Trustees

This week is #TrusteesWeek, and we are celebrating the wonderful individuals who serve, support and steer OYT Scotland. Like the volunteers who support OYT Scotland, our Trustees donate their free time, skills and energy to help guide the Trust. Their knowledge and experience is invaluable, and it ensures that we continue to provide the most engaging and educational youth work possible by maintaining the Trust’s core principles. Thank you, Trustees,

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Youth Work Week 2022

It’s #YouthWorkWeek2022 and today’s theme is Equality and Rights At OYT Scotland, we believe that all children should have the opportunity to realise their potential. Young people should be heard, valued and supported; their learning and development should nurture self-confidence, optimism and responsibility, leading them towards positive outcomes. However, not all young people are given equal opportunities to achieve these attributes and attain the qualifications needed for future employment, and

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Cooking Up A Storm

A massive thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by players of the National Lottery, for funding our ‘Cooking up a Storm’ project, which will see two specialised ovens installed aboard our vessels! These ovens will not only provide much-needed sustenance to our hungry sailors, but they will also allow us to teach important life skills to the young people we bring onboard. Cooking teaches fundamental

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Musselburgh Grammar School

Young people taking part in our Change Tack with CashBack programme enjoyed a day at Foxlake Adventures today, where they took part in a communication and listening exercise! It looks like great fun!

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is deeply saddened by the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and join the sail training community in sending our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time. As a mark of respect, OYT Scotland will be closed on Monday 19th September for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We will re-open on Tuesday 20th September as normal. We look forward

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Gleam and Resonate

Check out this incredible art work by Eva Hewitt! The painting, named ‘Gleam and Resonate’ depicts the crew from Eva Hewitt’s recent voyage with scholars from the Robertson Trust Scholarship programme. She has explained: “The title ‘Gleam and Resonate’ acts as a direct reference to the glistening of the ocean when hit with the sun, but also the sparkle of eyes which are full of wonder. Hence, I have paid

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Skippers Online supporting OYT Scotland

Online RYA training course provider, Skippers Online, has chosen Ocean Youth Trust Scotland as its nominated charity of the year. Clients will be invited to add a £10 donation when booking one of the company’s highly coveted RYA online training courses, with each donation matched by Skippers Online. Founded in 2008, Glasgow based Skippers Online offers online training courses for the entire RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster syllabus with the goal

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The Power of Exchange and Impact of Erasmus+

As part of Youthlink Scotland’s Policy Convention, our Youth Development Worker, Gillian McDiarmid, was asked to contribute an article about her experience of exchange programmes and their value within youth work. In September, Gillian was invited to Poland and Hungry for two separate training conventions, both of which were funded by Erasmus+. Flying out two months later, Gillian soon found herself surrounded by 50 professional youth workers from across Europe.

Read More

OYT Staff Team Future Planning Day

Out of Office Our staff team are down in Largs Sailing Club today, so please be aware that any phone calls, emails or messages will not be answered until tomorrow. We will be sharing biscuits, exchanging stories from this season, and planning for an amazing 2023. Thanks all! OYT Team

Read More

Thank You To Our Trustees

This week is #TrusteesWeek, and we are celebrating the wonderful individuals who serve, support and steer OYT Scotland. Like the volunteers who support OYT Scotland, our Trustees donate their free time, skills and energy to help guide the Trust. Their knowledge and experience is invaluable, and it ensures that we continue to provide the most engaging and educational youth work possible by maintaining the Trust’s core principles. Thank you, Trustees,

Read More

Youth Work Week 2022

It’s #YouthWorkWeek2022 and today’s theme is Equality and Rights At OYT Scotland, we believe that all children should have the opportunity to realise their potential. Young people should be heard, valued and supported; their learning and development should nurture self-confidence, optimism and responsibility, leading them towards positive outcomes. However, not all young people are given equal opportunities to achieve these attributes and attain the qualifications needed for future employment, and

Read More

Cooking Up A Storm

A massive thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by players of the National Lottery, for funding our ‘Cooking up a Storm’ project, which will see two specialised ovens installed aboard our vessels! These ovens will not only provide much-needed sustenance to our hungry sailors, but they will also allow us to teach important life skills to the young people we bring onboard. Cooking teaches fundamental

Read More

Musselburgh Grammar School

Young people taking part in our Change Tack with CashBack programme enjoyed a day at Foxlake Adventures today, where they took part in a communication and listening exercise! It looks like great fun!

Read More

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is deeply saddened by the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and join the sail training community in sending our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time. As a mark of respect, OYT Scotland will be closed on Monday 19th September for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We will re-open on Tuesday 20th September as normal. We look forward

Read More

Gleam and Resonate

Check out this incredible art work by Eva Hewitt! The painting, named ‘Gleam and Resonate’ depicts the crew from Eva Hewitt’s recent voyage with scholars from the Robertson Trust Scholarship programme. She has explained: “The title ‘Gleam and Resonate’ acts as a direct reference to the glistening of the ocean when hit with the sun, but also the sparkle of eyes which are full of wonder. Hence, I have paid

Read More

Skippers Online supporting OYT Scotland

Online RYA training course provider, Skippers Online, has chosen Ocean Youth Trust Scotland as its nominated charity of the year. Clients will be invited to add a £10 donation when booking one of the company’s highly coveted RYA online training courses, with each donation matched by Skippers Online. Founded in 2008, Glasgow based Skippers Online offers online training courses for the entire RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster syllabus with the goal

Read More

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