Young Scot Card

The Young Scot Card is a free electronic smart card for everyone aged 11 to 26.

What is a Young Scot Card?

A Young Scot Card is a smart card which is available to all young people living in Scotland between the ages of 11 - 26.

What can I use it for?

If you are 16, 17 or 18 or a full time volunteer between the ages of 19 - 25, you can get cheaper transport on buses and trains with your Young Scot NEC Card.

All card holders between 11 - 26 can get discounts and rewards from participating companies. Cards can also be used as proof of age. More information can be found at the Young Scot website.

How can I apply?

Typically, photographs for new S1 students at West Lothian Schools are taken throughout the year and cards are issued at school. Please note this does not always take place at the start of the school year, and may be delayed due to COVID-19.

New Young Scot Cards

How can I update or request a replacement card?

The ability to request a replacement card, and to make changes to your photograph and details will be added to the getyourNEC.Scot site in the coming months. This will be the simplest way to update your card.

Replacement cards

Updates to photographs

Can I use my Young Scot card as proof of age?

If your Young Scot card has the PASS hologram on it then it can be used as proof of age. The Young Scot card is part of the accredited national proof of age scheme, PASS. If your card has been refused for proof of age purposes, then please report this to the Young Scot office on their refusal form.