The Young Scot Card

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


East Renfrewshire

Replacement Cards

If you need a replacement card simply call the East Renfrewshire Young Scot office on 0141 577 3001 or email NEC@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

You can request a photo upgrade and change your address or personal details at one of the validation points.

First-Time Application

If you are at secondary school...

Contact your school office and they should be able to arrange one for you.

If you are no longer at school...

You can get an application form for your first card at a Local Validation Point listed below.

Once you've completed an application form, you don't send it by post to us - you have to get it validated! You may want to fill the form out at the Local Validation Point who will send it away to be processed, but the cardholder must attend with;

  • a passport-sized photo,
  • identification (like a passport),
  • and; a proof of address

Local Validation Points

  • Customer Services, Council Buildings, 211 Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SY
  • Customer Services, Council Buildings, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, G46 6UG

Topping Up Your Card

If you use your card for cashless catering then you can top up your cards using the machines in school. The machines take coins so make sure you have change.

You can also top up your card online through ParentPay. 

You can use your card for...