11 - 25 year olds
The National Entitlement Card, also sometimes referred to as the Young Scot Card, is free for all 11-25 year old's resident in Scotland and gives you the following benefits:
- Young Scot membership and discounts
- Cashless catering in all South Lanarkshire secondary schools
- PASS accredited voluntary proof of age
- Library membership card
- Half price entry to the Irn Bru Carnival between December 2012 and January 2013
- Access to future services, benefits and rewards on the National Entitlement Card
Thanks to the Scotland-wide Concessionary Travel Scheme for Young People, the card also allows 16 - 18 year old's cheaper transport on buses, trains and ferries. You become eligible for these travel discounts on your 16th birthday and fall outside the discount scheme on your 19th birthday. The travel discount entitles the cardholder to:
- A third off adult single fares on buses all over Scotland
- A free young person's rail card, cutting up to one third off train fares
- Two free return ferry journeys to the mainland if you live on an island
Please see the Transport Scotland website for further information on travel discounts. If you do not already have your National Entitlement Card and live in South Lanarkshire you can:
- request an application form online
- contact us on 08457 406080 to request an application form be posted out to you
- pick up an application form at your local Q and A Office or library
Or if you attend a South Lanarkshire high school you can apply via your school, simply ask at the school office.
For any other NEC enquiries please contact the Customer Service Centre on 08457 406080.
- Removes need for multiple cards and systems
- Faster, easier transactions
- One-stop access to public services
It means that I don't have to carry change around with me and it's a very simple and secure system.
-John Smith, South Lanarkshire Council resident