Young Scot cards

All young people in Scotland aged between 11 and 25 can apply for a Young Scot card.

Eligibility for a Young Scot card

Young people aged between 11 and 25 qualify for the National Entitlement Card with the Young Scot logo which offers a variety of benefits.  For further details on what your card entitles you to, please refer to the Young Scot website. 

How to Apply – Argyll and Bute Council school pupils

New Card / Replacements / Junior NEC to NEC upgrade

Parent / Carer process for Under 16s

  • apply via Argyll & Bute website with a photo of the child (photo only for children aged 11+); or
  • apply via 

Pupil process for Over 16s

How to Apply - Children and Young People not in school

New Applicants – young people not in school

  • online using the GetYourNec
  • email for a Young Scot application form. Please provide the following details Name, Address, Date of Birth and confirm you are NOT AT AN ARGYLL AND BUTE SCHOOL - Anyone who does attend school please use this online form.
  • call 01546 604142 for a Young Scot application form to be issued (please only use this contact number if you are not at school in Argyll and Bute)

When using a paper Young Scot application, please provide one document from the approved list of acceptable proofs to support your application.  If you do not have photographic ID you will need to have a referee countersign your application. 

Please take the completed paper application and proof to your local customer service point who will verify your application and return your original documents.

Replacement Cards – young people not in school

Online using GetYourNec 

Email (Young Scot cards only) providing the following details:

  • full name
  • address
  • date of birth

Please also confirm that you do not attend an Argyll and Bute School.

Where can I use my Young Scot card?

Young Scot cards can be used as proof of age and also to receive some amazing discounts and rewards.  Check out where here.   Discounts and Rewards | The Young Scot Card | Young Scot

I applied online and have not received my card

For applications made using online, you can check the status of your application by logging into:

If you have any queries about your application, please contact the Customer Service Team

Please do not contact your Local Authority, Transport Scotland or Young Scot about applications, as they will be unable to assist.

Please direct any and all queries to the Customer Service Team

Young Scot Card Contact details

Young people in school should contact their school office.

Everyone else:

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