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National Entitlement Card for young people

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

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, including 1/3rd off bus journeys and up to 50% of train travel within Scotland. 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) and Euro under-26 card. 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 will be required to complete NEC application form (PDF 808Kb) and return it via e-mail to us, with your supporting documents to NEC@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

 All new applications must provide the following supporting documents:

  • Proof of person/age or Photo Referee form
  • Proof of address
  • Passport quality photo

If you are unable to provide a passport, photo driving licence or PASS hologrammed card to confirm your photograph, you will require a photograph referee. Please send the Photo Referee Verifier Form (PDF 467Kb) to a PASS approved referee for completion and return it with your application and supporting documents.

Your referee must be on the approved verifiers list provided by Young Scot/PASS Scheme.

If you require help on how to complete the forms or return the supporting documents, guidance can be found at the bottom of the form or contact our Customer Services Team on 01563 554400.

Contact Information

National Entitlement Card
Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
Note: The NEC telephone number is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday.