National Entitlement Card for disabled people
As part of the Customer First programme, the Scottish Government, East Ayrshire Council and other agencies have introduced the National Entitlement Card (NEC) to make it easier for people with a disability to access public services across Scotland using just one card.
Services on your East Ayrshire card
You can travel anywhere in Scotland with your card. In addition you may travel to and from Carlisle from Dumfries and Galloway and to and from Berwick-upon-Tweed from the Scottish Borders. However, your National Entitlement Card does not give you free travel within Carlisle or Berwick-upon-Tweed.
For long distance journeys you may wish to pay a booking fee to guarantee your seat. You should contact the bus operator to confirm whether a fee would be applicable.
You can also benefit from non-bus concessions operated by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). SPT operates a concessionary rail and subway scheme that gives discounted rail travel for anyone travelling within the SPT area.
For further information on rail and subway travel please contact SPT.
- Apply for a first time application
- Request a replacement or renew an expired card
Frequently asked questions
View our frequently asked questions about NEC for disabled people.