The Young Scot Card

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card is available free of charge to everyone aged 11-26 living in Scotland. Use it for money off the things you love, exclusive Rewards, Proof-of-Age and much more.


South Lanarkshire

Replacement Cards

If you need a replacement card simply call the South Lanarkshire Council Customer Services on 0303 123 1015.

You can also get in contact with the team via nec@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

You can request a photo upgrade and change your address or personal details at one of the Local Validation Points.

First-Time Application

If you are at secondary school...

Contact your school office and they should be able to arrange one for you.

If you are no longer at school...

You can get an application form for your first card at a Local Validation Point listed below.

Once you've completed an application form, you don't send it by post to us - you have to get it validated! You may want to fill the form out at the Local Validation Point who will send it away to be processed, but the cardholder must attend with;

  • a passport-sized photo,
  • identification (like a passport),
  • and; a proof of address

You can find a list of validation points in South Lanarkshire below.

Local Validation Points

  • East Kilbride Central Library, The Olympia Shopping Centre, East Kilbride, G74 1PG
  • Hamilton Town House Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6HH
  • Lanark Library, 16 Hope Street, Lanark, ML11 7LZ
  • Rutherglen Library, 163 Main Street, Rutherglen, G73 2HB
  • Cambuslang Q&A Office, Cambuslang Gate, 27 Main Street, Cambuslang, G72 7EX
  • East Kilbride Q&A Office, Civic Centre, Andrew Street, East Kilbride, G74 1AB
  • Hamilton Q&A Office, Brandon Gate, 1 Leechlee Road, Hamilton, ML3 0XB
  • Lanark Q&A Office, South Vennel, Lanark, ML11 7JT

Topping Up Your Card

If you use your card for cashless catering then you can top up your card using the machines in school. The machines take coins so make sure you have change.

You can also pay by cheque. Just speak to the catering manager at your school.

At some schools you can top up your card online via ParentPay.

You can use your card for...