Young Scot Card exampleThe National Entitlement Card (NEC) aims to make it easier for young people to access public services across Scotland, using one card to access many services.

Young persons' (under 22s) free bus travel scheme

Young people aged 5-21 years living in Scotland can now apply to access free bus travel.

The scheme launches on 31 January 2022.

Find out more and how to apply for the Young Persons' (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel Scheme

Discounted travel

If you’re 16, 17 or 18 (or a full-time volunteer) you can get special deals on travel using your Young Scot card, up to 50% off train travel within Scotland and some card holders also get ferry vouchers. 

Proof of age

For those aged 11-25, the NEC is your Young Scot Card which also works as your Proof of Age (the PASS hologram). You can use it to claim local, national and international discounts. Visit the Young Scot website for more details.

How to apply for your National Entitlement Card

All first year secondary school pupils will have the opportunity to apply during the new term induction week. If you’ve missed it or are no longer in first year, you can apply online.

Frequently asked questions

View our frequently asked questions about NEC for young people.

Contact Information

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