Ferry Vouchers with Young Scot NEC Card

If you live on a Scottish Island, and are 16, 17 or 18 then you can get two free return journeys to the mainland each year with your Young Scot National Entitlement Card.

How do I get the vouchers?: 

To get the vouchers you will need to have a Young Scot National Entitlement Card, so if you don’t have one yet, or need a replacement, then check out the Get Your Card section on this website or phone the Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338.

If you already have a Young Scot card, and are entitled to the vouchers then you will be sent the vouchers in the post when you turn 16. You will receive 4 free ferry vouchers each year while you are 16, 17 and 18.

Your ferry vouchers will have your photograph and your Young Scot National Entitlement Card number printed on them. 

If you think you are eligible for the free ferry vouchers but have not received them yet, give the Young Scot InfoLine a ring on 0808 801 0338

How do I use my vouchers?: 

When you arrive to travel on the ferry show your Young Scot National Entitlement Card and your ferry voucher to the ferry company. A voucher will be taken from you and exchanged for a ticket for the journey.

Remember you must take your Young Scot National Entitlement Card with you when you travel.

The vouchers issued to you will allow you to travel from a Scottish island to the mainland. If you need to make an inter-island journey first, you are eligible for vouchers for this part of the journey too. 

The vouchers will be issued to you upon request, just contact your local authority and they will arrange for the vouchers to be posted to your home address. To find the number for your local authority, visit the 'Get Your Card' section of the Young Scot website and select your local authority at the bottom of the page.

Full-time volunteers: 

Full-time volunteers will also be able to get four free ferry vouchers each year up until their 26th birthday. Contact your local authority to request these vouchers.