Young Scot

Young Persons National Entitlement Card

The Young Person’s National Entitlement Card (NEC), also known as the Young Scot Card, is available free of charge to everyone aged 11-26 living in Scotland.

A young scot card provides young people with:

Young people aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-25 and a full time volunteer) can get discounted travel on public transport, both locally and on the mainland, using the Young Scot card.

Young people aged 16-18 living on the Scottish islands are also entitled to 4 free ferry vouchers per year.  These are sent to your home address when you turn 16 and ferry vouchers are printed with your photograph and your Young Scot NEC number.

In order to access travel discounts and other benefits, you must have a Young Scot Card with a pink strip and an up-to-date photograph.

To apply for a Young Scot card visit Applying For a Young Scot Card or email

School pupils aged 11+ can get a Young Scot application from the school office in all secondary schools.  Primary pupils will receive Young Scot applications in P7.

To request a replacement Young Scot card, update the photograph or details (e.g. change of address) or for any other enquiries email


Young Scot Western Isles
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Sandwick Road
Isle of Lewis
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