National Entitlement Card

The National Entitlement Card (NEC) is a smartcard that offers people living in Scotland the opportunity to access national concessions, entitlements and a wide range of local services, including:

  • Transport
  • Libraries
  • Leisure
  • Cashless Catering (School meals)
  • Discounts

The NEC has been developed for:

  • convenience: it's easier for people to use just one card rather than many different ones to access services
  • efficiency: it's easier for councils to administer

 The NEC is currently available in two formats:

  1. Elderly and Disabled National Entitlement Card - this allows people aged 60 and above and people with disabilities aged five and above who live in Scotland to get free bus travel Scotland-wide
  2. Young Scot National Entitlement Card - for those aged 11-25 (inclusive)

A further version - the Standard National Entitlement Card - will be available shortly to those aged 26-59 (inclusive).