National Entitlement Card for young people


Have you received your upgraded card yet?


Before the end of December 2016, Young Scot cardholders aged 15-18 need to update their Young Scot card so they can enjoy the benefits of getting money off travel in Scotland. The newest version of the Young Scot National Entitlement card has a pink strip through the date of birth on your card as shown in the image. If you don't have this on your card - even if you've used the travel discount up until now - you will require an update or you'll no longer be able to use your card for travel discounts.  Please visit YoungScot/upgrade for further information.


Young Scot Card web - October 2016


The 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.

Library services 

Your National Entitlement Card can also be used as your East Ayrshire Library card. You can borrow books, hire DVDs, games and surf the web. Visit our 'Libraries' web page 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 an application form (available from your school office or your nearest Customer Service Centre)
  • Provide a recent passport-type colour photograph
  • Provide current documentary evidence of your age, along with proof of your current address 

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 see the information on referees on the application form (section 3 part 5). Your referee must be on the approved verifiers list provided by Young Scot/PASS Scheme.

Completed forms and proof should be handed in to the Local Customer Service Centre in person.

Full details of acceptable documentary evidence can be found on the front page of the application form. If you require clarification on any aspect of the application process, please contact Customer Services.

Contact Information

National Entitlement Card
Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
Note: The NEC telephone number is available from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Friday.
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