Young Scot National Entitlement Card

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) is free of charge to 11-26-year-olds living in Scotland. Use it for money off the things you love, exclusive Rewards, Proof-of-Age and much more.

You can use your Young Scot NEC for...

How to get your Young Scot NEC

Local authorities across Scotland issue the Young Scot NEC. You should contact them directly to:

  • apply for a new Young Scot NEC
  • update a photograph
  • or replace a lost Young Scot NEC

Free bus travel for under-22s 

Young people aged 5 – 21 will be able to access the new free bus scheme in January 2022 using the National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot branded NEC.

However, work is still ongoing to finalise the application process so we recommend waiting until further information on how to apply for and access the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme is provided later this year. Please check the Transport Scotland website for updates. 

If you need a new/replacement NEC or Young Scot NEC in the meantime for other services then please use the links below to speak to your local NEC representative (based at your local authority) who will be able to help you.

Any further queries regarding the Young Persons' Free Bus Travel Scheme should be directed to Transport Scotland via email.


Due to lockdown restrictions, you may not be able to access your Young Scot NEC in all the usual ways. Check your local authority page to find out what is available to you.

Look at the list for the contact information for your local authority council area. Click here if you're not sure which local authority you live in.

Young Scot National Entitlement Card: Frequently Asked Questions