National Entitlement Card (NEC)

Young Scot NEC

How do I apply for a card?

Complete our online form

Young Scot NEC Application  


Phone 01595743716 if you would like to discuss alternative applications

I want to benefit from the Young Persons' (Under 22) Free Bus Travel after 31 January 2022, how do I update my existing Young Scot NEC?

If you are aged 11-15 you will need a parent or guardian to provide approval for you to travel for free by bus, this can be completed by your parent/guardian.  If you are aged 16-21 you can opt-in to the travel scheme yourself through our online form (Please note we may need to contact you if we cannot verify your identity)

Young Scot NEC Application

You can also apply yourself online at GETYOURNEC.SCOT.  If you’re applying online, you may find it useful, before starting the application process, to download or look out the documents as outlined on GETYOURNEC.SCOT that you will need. You can apply using a smartphone/tablet or a computer depending on your preference, and if you don't have scanned copies of your documents, you can take photos of your proofs during the application process using a smartphone/tablet.

If you cannot apply online, please contact Youth Services on  or 01595743716

You should allow up to ten working days from the date your application was approved for your card to arrive.

I've lost my card, what do I do?

If you lose your card then please contact  or on 01595 743716 or speak to the office staff at your School.

You can now also complete this form

Young Scot NEC Application

My ferry vouchers haven't arrived yet, what do I do?

If you have any problems with your ferry vouchers then please contact Transport Planning at 6 North Ness Business Park, Lerwick or on 01595 744868. They will require details of your name, date of birth and address. New vouchers will be ordered for you which will be sent direct to your address in 7-10 days.

Click here for the Young Scot Website