Young Persons' National Entitlement Card
Find out how to apply for the Young Scot Card to get exclusive rewards and discounts and free bus travel.
Use this service to apply for a National Entitlement Card (NEC).
What's a National Entitlement Card?
An NEC is a free card for young people aged 11 to 25 and can be used for:
- free bus travel throughout Scotland (age 11 to 21 inclusive)
- school lunches
- money off travel (full time volunteers)
- library and leisure use
- Young Scot rewards
- proof of age
How to apply
If you are aged 12 and over you can apply online
If you've filled out an application form you must bring it to the local validation point:
Council buildings, 211 Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SY
You will need to bring:
- a recent passport sized photo
- proof of identity such as a passport
- proof of address such as your parent's council tax or energy bill
If you experience any difficulties with the above application processes please e-mail us at NEC@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or call us on 0141 577 3001
What happens next?
Once your application has been received with all the correct documentation, your NEC will be issued to your home address within 20 working days.
Young Persons' Free Travel Scheme
From 31 January, nearly a million 5 to 21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible to benefit from free bus travel. Find out about the scheme and how to apply.