Using Your Young Scot Card as Proof of Age

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What does PASS mean?

The PASS acronym stands for Proof of Age Standards Scheme and the holographic PASS logo on your Young Scot card means that the card works as proof of age.

You can use a PASS proof of age when buying age-restricted goods like lottery tickets, rated films or alcohol.

Will my card always be accepted as proof of age?

The Young Scot card is part of the accredited national proof of age card scheme PASS.

Young Scot cards are recognised in law by The Scottish Government and Police Scotland as an acceptable form of proof of age and most places will accept the card. However, retailers and business do have the right to decide which forms of ID they will and will not accept and can refuse sale if they choose.

What if my Young Scot card isn't accepted?

If your photo is out of date and does not look like you a discount provider might refuse your Young Scot card as proof of age. You can upgrade your photo easily in the card section of our site.

If you believe your Young Scot card has been refused unfairly, fill in our refusal form online or fill in the embedded form below.

Alternatively you can call the Young Scot InfoLine free on 0808 801 0338 (Mon-Fri, 10am til 6pm) providing us with the name of the premises that refused your card and the date of refusal.

Find out more about all the ways you can use your Young Scot card.