Seven Ways You Can Use Your Young Scot Card

Leugh an t-artaigil seo sa Ghàidhlig.

There are so many uses for the Young Scot card, both in and out of school, so here's how to make the most of having one.

1. Proof of Age

Bus driver doesn't believe you still pay a child fare? There's a Young Scot card for that! You can also use your card to prove your age in shops and if you're over 18, some pubs and other establishments that accept PASS hologram cards.

2. Discounts

Money off clothes, food and things to do - plus so much more! Check out our fab Discounts.

To access even more Discounts online, sign up for a Young Scot Membership.

3. Rewards

You might not be collecting points towards winning the Hogwarts house cup, but you can gain points and redeem them against lots of cool opportunities for completing activities on Young Scot Rewards.

It's totally free and all you need to sign up is a Young Scot Membership account. Find out how to sign up and get started.

4. Travel

If you're aged 16, 17 or 18 you can get a third off of single and most return train fares as well as half off of weekly or monthly season tickets. You must have your Young Scot card with you when buying tickets and when travelling. On local bus services you can also enjoy a third off of your single fares. Perfect if you pay for the bus to school!

Plus, Young Scot cardholders can enjoy money off Scottish Citylink buses, with 20% off fares (single, day return and return within 28 days) when booking through Citylink's official website or on board from the driver.

Find out more about travel discounts with your Young Scot card.

5. Leisure

In some parts of Scotland you can even use your Young Scot card to access the gym and swimming pool as well as get money off classes. You can check with your local Young Scot if you can use your card at leisure centres in your area.

6. Library Card

Similarly to leisure centres, in some areas your Young Scot card also doubles up as a library card. Handy if you need to do some research for a school essay or want to use one of the computers. Again, check with your local Young Scot office for whether this is available in your area.

7. Cashless Catering

If you get free school meals, money will be automatically added to your card every day that you can spend in the school canteen. Alternatively you can put your own coins onto your card using the machines at your school. Find out more about how cashless catering works in your area by contacting your local Young Scot office.

Not got a card? Apply for your first Young Scot National Entitlement Card, get a replacement if you've lost or broken yours or find out how to get that photo changed  on our 'Young Scot Card' page.