Young Scot is a scheme which offers support and advice to young people and is mainly known for it's presence on the new National Entitlement Card.
The National Entitlement Card is a free electronic smartcard for all young people aged 11 to 26. The card has been created by the Scottish Government, with Young Scot, your local Council and lots of other organisations working together so that it's easier for you to use their services across Scotland.
The card will enable young people to get cheaper transport on buses, trains and ferries. If you are 16, 17 or 18 then you are entitled to:
- One-third off adult single fares on buses all over Scotland
- A free Scottish Youth Railcard, cutting up to one-third off train fares in Scotland
- Two free return ferry journeys to the mainland if you live on an Island
If you do not fall into the above age category then you will still be able to apply for your NEC and take advantage of its many benefits. Unfortunately you will not get the transport concessions available to 16-18 year olds, but you will still be able to get the usual great discounts and services from Young Scot!
Access the Young Scot website:
- www.youngscot.org.uk (this link takes you to an external site) for lots more information on services and advice on how to apply.