Young Scot Card Scheme
The Young Scot is a free card for all young people aged 11-26, created by the Scottish Government, Young Scot, local authorities and other organisations.
Users of the Young Scot card can access discounts from a wide range of retailers and services, including bus travel. 16, 17 and 18 year olds are eligible for a third off adult single fares on all local and long distance bus services available to the general public in Scotland.
How it Works
All ticket machines on First buses across the Scotland East network recognise Young Scot cards. This means that any 16-18 year old with a Young Scot card can simply scan the card on the ticket machine. This lets the driver know that they are entitled to 1/3 discount on any adult single fare.
Not all bus services in Scotland are able to recognise the Young Scot card. Where ticket machines on other operators' services don't recognise Young Scot cards, 16-18 year olds have to apply for a Bus Concessions Card to access 1/3 discount on board. Users need to show their Bus Concessions card to the bus driver when buying a ticket to get a third off an adult single fare.
Customers using Scotland East First buses no longer need to apply for a separate Bus Concessions card.
To find out more about this scheme and how you can benefit please visit www.youngscot.org or call 0808 801 0338.