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.

Young person's Young Scot card

What's a National Entitlement Card?

A National Entitlement Card (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

How to apply

If you're age 12 or over you can apply online for a young person's card.

Apply online

Alternatively, 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 one of the local validation points listed below.

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

Processing your application

Once your application has been received with all the correct documentation, your NEC will be issued to your home address within 20 working days.

Contact us


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Last modified on 26 November 2020

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