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Young Person's National Entitlement Card

Find out how to apply for the Young Scot Card to get exclusive rewards and discounts and money off your travel.

View of a Young Person's National Entitlement Card

What is a National Entitlement Card (NEC)?

An NEC is a free card for young people aged 11 to 25.

You can use it for:

  • school lunches
  • money off travel
  • discounts
  • Young Scot rewards
  • proof of age

Find out about Young Scot discounts.

How to apply

Your school will give you an application form at the end of P7 or the start of S1.

Once you complete your application bring it to a council office.

You also need:

  • a recent passport sized photo
  • proof of identity. For example, a passport
  • proof of address. For example, your parent's council tax or energy bill

No longer at school?

You can get an application form from your local validation point.

Local validation points

Customer Services

  1. Council buildings, 211 Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SY
  2. Council buildings, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, G46 6UG

Related information

Young Scot website

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