If you're over 60, or have a disability, you could be eligible for free or subsidised travel to get around Scotland and your local area.
The National Entitlement Card gives holders free bus travel in Scotland and reduced fares on trains and Subway in the Strathclyde area.
You can download an application form from the SPT website, or alternatively people aged 60 and over can get an application form (LS304) from their local Post Office.
People with disabilities can get an application form (NCT001) from the Social Work office or contact the SPT Travel Card Unit on 0141 333 3211 for advice on where to apply.
You will need:
Check the National Entitlement Card website for more information on proofs required to confirm your identity and address.
From 31 January, 5 to 21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible for free bus travel.
Children and young people who are 5 to 21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) to travel for free by bus. Parents or guardians of 5 to 15 year olds must apply on their behalf.
Children under 5 years old already travel for free on commercial bus services and do no need a card, however you can apply two weeks before your child is due to turn 5 for their card.
You can either apply online at getyournec.scot or (if your child's school uses it) on parentsportal.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.
|Age||Which NEC?||Approval Required?|
|0-4 year olds||No card needed to travel for free by bus||No|
|5-10 year olds||NEC (without photo)||Parent/guardian to apply|
|11-15 year olds||NEC (with photo), or Young Scot NEC||Parent/guardian to apply|
|16-21 year olds||NEC (with photo), or Young Scot NEC||Apply by themselves|