National Entitlement Card

The National Entitlement Card (NEC) delivers Scotland-wide free bus travel for older (60 plus) and disabled people. The Young Scot card provides discounted travel for those aged 16-18 (or a full-time volunteer) as well as Proof of Age for those aged 11-25.

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

Getyournec portal - improved online functionality

New functionality to the getyournec.scot platform enable's customers to:

  • apply for a first NEC card
  • request a photo update
  • request a replacement card
  • apply to renew an expired/expiring card

In addition to the above, Young Scot cardholders will be able to use their Young Scot card to verify their details to obtain a digital identity with Yoti.

Yoti is a mobile app which is used as a secure and easy way for citizens to verify their details to obtain a reusable digital identity. Currently only citizens who have a passport or driving licence can obtain a verified Yoti, and many young people in Scotland have neither of these documents. 

In the absence of a passport or driving licence, the PASS accredited Young Scot card provides young people with a valuable and vital route to obtain a digital identity and prove who they are with many organisations online and in person. 

Young Scot cardholders will be able to use their card to obtain a verified Yoti, which can be used to verify their details when requesting a photo update.

Further information

Terms and conditions

Visit the National Entitlement Card website for all NEC terms and conditions.

Privacy policy

Visit the National Entitlement Card website for NEC privacy policy details.

Contact Information

National Entitlement Card
Note:
For enquiries relating to Young Persons 5-21 Free Bus Travel scheme please visit freebus.scot