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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

Thursday 7th February 2019

The Boys’ Brigade has organised a number of voyages for young people and leaders in the past with the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. This year OYT has provided The Boys’ Brigade with some new opportunities for both young people and leaders.

Group Leader Training weekend

An exciting chance for BB adult leaders to step onboard our boats for a weekend and see ‘what it’s all about’. OYT Scotland is offering the chance for leaders to have a weekend learning all about our programmes and the different options for them; how they would suit your young people; and just how affordable they might be. What’s even better – you actually get to go sailing!

The charge of this weekend is simply to cover the cost of food, so OYT would ask for a contribution of £50 per person for the weekend.

The dates available are – 5th to 7th April or the 12th to 14th April.

Both weekends start and finish in Greenock.

The Boy’s Brigade Group Voyage Offer

Due to funding secured OYT is offering groups from The Boy’s Brigade hugely subsidised voyages, these five-day voyages are now being offered at £3,000 (the delivery cost for them is £10,720). This would be for either 10 young people and one or two group leaders, or if you feel it is suitable you could send 12 young people unaccompanied. There are a number of groups who do this as it both makes the cost per young person lower but it is entirely your decision.

On this voyage OYT could offer an SQA Employability Programme, great both for those looking to boost their CV but also for those looking to develop their confidence and leadership potential. Or we could run a personal development programme for younger students looking to build their resilience and self-esteem.

The dates available currently are –

  • 27th to 31st May (Greenock)
  • 3rd to 7th June (Greenock)
  • 8th to 12th July (Oban to Kyle of Lochalsh)
  • 19th to 23rd August(Greenock)
  • 26th to 30th August (Greenock)
  • 9th to 13th September (Greenock)
  • 16th to 20th September (Greenock)
  • 23rd to 27th September (Greenock)

BB Individual Place Offer

If groups find that they have individuals keen but not enough to fill a boat, two groups could come together, or offer spaces on the Individual voyages for 12-15 year olds and 16-24 year olds. These voyages are longer at seven days and a great chance to meet new people and enjoy a huge adventure. Normally charged at £810 per person , these are being offered at £510 per person.

The dates for these are –

  • 12-15s Individual voyage – 15th to 21st July (Starting and finishing in Oban)
  • 16-24s Individual voyage – 29th July to 4th August (starting in Oban and finishing in Greenock)


If anyone would like to discuss these options further, please contact Alistair Carter, Senior Development Officer at OYT by calling 01475 722 722 or by emailing Alistair@oytscotland.org.uk


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