What is the National Entitlement Card?
The National Entitlement Card (NEC) is Scotland’s National Smartcard, offering access to many public services across the country. You may recognise or know the NEC as your bus pass, library card or Young Scot card, however this one card may be able to grant you access to multiple other services as well.
Public services are continually improving and developing to be delivered at the highest possible quality for citizens and their local areas. The National Entitlement Card Programme Office (NECPO) supports the 32 Scottish Councils by assisting with the integration of various national and local public services on the smartcard.
If you would like to apply for your NEC, need a replacement card, or want to find out what services and entitlements you could be able to access with your NEC, please visit "Apply".