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Celebrating our 140th Anniversary



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Lift your anchor

Friday 2nd September 2022

With support from our Cashback for Communities project, ten young people from 12th Inverness and 6/8th Dundee set sail on the Alba Explorer, a 72’ sailing boat with the Ocean Youth Trust.

They sailed for five days and covered over 170 miles round the Isle of Mull and spent a night on Islay. As well as learning about sailing they also found out about all aspects of being on board a ship including helping with cooking and cleaning. The trip was originally planned for 2020, but due to the pandemic was postponed until last month.

The young people received Royal Yachting Association’s ‘Start Yachting’ qualification and Ocean Youth Trust’s own crew certification.

Neil Morrison from 12th Inverness said, “Without the Cashback for Communities funding, this simply would have been beyond our reach.”  

Cashback is available to support young people (aged 10+) in the top 20% areas of social deprivation in each local authority in Scotland. If you think your Company or your Battalion could benefit, please get in touch with Jackie Wilson on: jackie.wilson@boys-brigade.org.uk


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