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National Entitlement Card

The National Entitlement Card (NEC) is Scotland's National Smartcard. Supported by Scottish Government to deliver national and local services, the NEC makes it convenient for citizens to access various public services and facilities with only one card.

Best known for providing access to Transport Scotland's national concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people and Young Scot, the NEC offers access to a range of other services such as libraries and leisure. Over 2.2 million people in Scotland possess a National Entitlement Card.

getyournec.scot

getyournec.scot allows Scottish residents to apply for a National Entitlement Card online. Although not all services may be available initially; in time, you will also be able to:

  • Update your details
  • Update the photograph on your card
  • Request a replacement for a lost or stolen or damaged card
  • Renew an expiring or expired card.

Latest Update:

New applications for 60+ NECs available for customers applying from West Lothian, City of Edinburgh, Moray, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, Argyll and Bute and East Dunbartonshire Councils.

Several other councils are working towards going live – we will update this page with news.

New Young Scot applications are available for customers applying from West Lothian, City of Edinburgh, Moray, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, Argyll and Bute and East Dunbartonshire Councils.

You will be able to apply for the following National Entitlement Cards via getyournec.scot:

  • Free concessionary travel for people over 60
  • Young Scot Card
  • Free concessionary travel for people with a disability (coming soon!)

You will be required to login to getyournec.scot using the mygovscot myaccount service.

More information

Customers who have queries about their NEC or their application should contact their own council directly.