SCOTLAND'S Justice Secretary Keith Brown has praised a local sailing charity for giving opportunities to young people.

Ocean Youth Trust, which has its HQ in Greenock, has been awarded money from the government's CashBack for Communities programme.

Mr Brown said: "OYT Scotland is a fantastic example of a project that builds confidence, resilience, teamwork and social skills that will be immensely useful on and off the water.

"It is using our CashBack for Communities programme, funded through the proceeds of crime, to get back to doing such valuable work."