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Young Scot cards

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card is available free of charge to everyone aged 11-25 and living in Scotland. The card can be used to pay for school meals, proof of age, exclusive rewards and as a membership card.

Apply for a new card

Most young people apply for their Young Scot Card at school in year P7 but if you haven't got one and you're still at school you can get one through your school office.

Online: If you have left school you can apply for a new card online at getyournec.scot

To apply for an NEC in this way you'll need either a driving licence or passport and the ability to upload a digital photograph.

In Person: If you are unable to apply online you can make an appointment for an assisted application at Customer Service Centre .  Please book an appointment in branch or by calling 01387 260196. 

You'll need to bring:

  • proof of age (such as a birth certificate or passport)
  • proof of address (such as a recent bank statement or evidence from college)

Replacement cards

If your card is lost, stolen or damaged you can apply for a replacement card online at getyournec.scot

If you are unable to apply online, please telephone 030 33 33 3000.

Updating your photograph

If you want to update the photograph on your Young Scot Card you can do this online at getyournec.scot

If you are unable to update the photo online you can make an appointment at Customer Service Centre and staff can take a new picture and order an updated card. Please book an appointment in branch or by calling 01387 260196.

Other uses

National Entitlement Cards can also be used as:

Page last updated: 13/05/2021
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