We are proud of our projects. These are currently active.
Check them out!

Ill Health and Disability Themes

Coming soon another great project

  • Support young people

    Youngsters with illness or disability sail through the river's heritage

  • Convert curiosity

    Exploring and examining the river's past

  • The Tay, our heritage

    Supported by experienced experts. Come and learn something new from this heritage treasure trove

The Gannochy Project

  • Providing experiences

    For young people with illness or disability and their families

  • Learning and fun

    Help to drive our boats along the Tay

  • Channel information

    Learn about the river, its history and its wildlife

Coming soon another great project

  • Learning experiences

    Young people with chronic illness or disability experience the river

  • Educating children

    Unlock the secrets of Scotland's largest river and its present day surroundings

  • The Tay today

    The Tay is home to a major port and many small harbours. Find out how they help to shape our lives today

Social Justice and Heritage Themes

Sunlit Wake

Volunteer Instructors

This targets prisoners from SPS Castle Huntly (Scotland's only open prison which is seven miles from our base). We provide training to take them through four internationally recognised maritime qualifications, then provide volunteering roles for successful participants. For the duration of their sentence they assist Taymara's training team as volunteers, supporting us in managing the development of their peers, both in practical work with us and academic support to their peers in the prison. We then select a group whose credentials we seek to upgrade in order that they may become qualified instructors. On release all participants will become part of our Sea Change - Ex Offenders programme where we aim to help them find suitable volunteering opportunities. Not only does this give them qualifications but also that self-confidence, which is vital to their release after a long time inside.


North Carr Lightship

Taymara's NC100 Project is focused on a care and maintenance regime for the National Historic Ship "North Carr", the last lightship ever to be based in Scotland. Supported by a growing group of multi-disciplined volunteers, the Project will focus on preserving the vessel against the day when funding and facilities might permit her full restoration. Working in conjunction with a number of groups across Scotland, the Team hopes ultimately to secure a berth alongside HMS Unicorn in the Eastern Graving Dock.

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The Taymara charity is registered in Scotland, registration number SC039319, and is a company limited by guarantee, registration number SC334650. The registered office is:
109b Tay Street,
Newport on Tay
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