What We Do

What We Do

Put simply, Young Scot helps young people. We help to create, deliver and promote opportunities for young people to support them as they progress towards and through adulthood.

Our services are wide and varied. We give young people trusted and relevant information, provide young people with meaningful opportunities to change themselves and the world and work with partners to use technology to tackle inequalities.

Everyone knows about the Young Scot National Entitlement Card - over 689, 210 young people have received one. This means 73% of Scottish young people can enjoy and benefit from the range of services it offers – discounts, Rewards, PASS, cashless catering and local leisure activities.

We also are involved in so much more through our work to empower and celebrate young people.

Find out more by exploring below.

Smart Tech To Tackle Inequality

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card provides discounts, Rewards, transport, links to new opportunities and is being used to boost attainment and tackle inequality.

Empower and Celebrate

We work to celebrate and empower young people. To bring people together and put power in young people's hands. We work with young people to gather their thoughts, experiences and insight into how to improve policy and services.

Digital Content and Information

We provide information and opportunities using the latest digital channels. We also work to empower young people in a digital world.

Our Impact

As the Year of Young People draws to a close, Young Scot is delighted to share our 2017/18 Impact Report, which highlights the work we have been doing with the young people of our nation.

Smart Tech to Tackle Inequality
and The Young Scot National Entitlement Card

The Young Scot Card

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card is Scotland's National Smartcard for young people, providing access to transport
local services and much more.

Rewards and Discounts

Young Scot Rewards and Discount help organisations build long-term relationships with young people.

Proof of Age

The free Young Scot National Entitlement Card is the most widely held Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) card in Scotland.

Participatory Democracy

Powering youth participation in democracy using our e-voting platform and the Young Scot National Entitlement Card.

Boosting Attainment

Using the Young Scot National Entitlement Card and our digital platforms we're looking at how to raise attainment.

Tackling Inequalities

We are working hard to help young people who face the most disadvantage access opportunities and have their voices heard.

Empowering and Celebrating Young People


Young people creating, designing and delivering solutions in collaboration with organisations.

Year of Young People 2018

We're supporting the Year of Young People 2018 and how it can change Scotland forever for young people

The Young Scot Awards

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards is Scotland's biggest celebration of young people.

Young Scot Observatory

Visit the Young Scot Observatory to discover the thoughts, feelings and ideas of young people on a wide variety of topics.

International and EYCA

We work with partners across Europe and the rest of the world to make it easier for young people to experience new cultures and countries.

Cross-platform Digital

Digital Content and Information

Working with young people (and partners) we create the best blend of digital content and information.

Digital Academy

The Young Scot Digital Academy develops the digital skills of young people and connects them with positive opportunities