National Entitlement Card (NEC or Concession Bus Pass)

Free bus travel for over 60s and disabled people

A National Entitlement Card (Saltire card) provides free, Scotland-wide, bus travel for:

  • people over 60
  • disabled people

It also provides free rail and ferry travel throughout Scotland for cardholders who have the eye symbol on their NEC. Please visit Transport Scotland for more details.

Apply online

You can apply for a National Entitlement Card online or a replacement National Entitlement Card . You can also update your photograph or record a change of address.

Selecting the link will take you to the National Entitlement Card website. You'll be guided through the online application and asked to provide proof of your identity and eligibility.

Apply by post

To begin, you'll need to download and complete an application form.

Then you can send it to us along with your proof of eligibility documents and photograph. You can email your application to or send it by post to:

NEC applications
Stirling Bus Station
Goosecroft Road
Stirling FK8 1PF

You'll need

  • a recent passport style photograph
  • proof of age, such as a birth certificate, driving licence or passport
  • proof of address, such as a utility or council tax bill, or a bank statement
  • proof of your eligibility on grounds other than age

There's more information about acceptable proof documents at the National Entitlement Card website.

Need a replacement card?

If your card has been lost or damaged you can order a new one.





01786 237500


Visit us at Stirling Bus Station travel centre. We're open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4:15pm.