Hamilton Grammar School



Free Bus Travel

Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme for Under 22s
From 31 January, 5-21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible for free bus travel across Scotland!
Children and young people aged 5−21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) before hopping on board.

Previously issued cards will not allow access to the free bus travel scheme.

A parent or guardian must apply on behalf of those aged 5-15 and provide approval for them to travel free by bus. Young people aged 16-21 can apply themselves.

To apply, visit getyournec.scot and for more information go to: https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/nec/info/59/young_persons_free_bus_travel_scheme

To assist with applications, forms can be collected from the Hamilton Grammar School office to help re-apply for a New Young Scot Card to allow Free Bus Travel for your Child.

Free Bus Travel

Free Bus Travel Slides

SLC School Transport 

SLC provide school transport for secondary school pupils who live two miles or more away from the catchment secondary school by the shortest safe walking route.

Secondary school pupils may also be entitled to free transport:

  • if they live two miles or more from their catchment secondary school by the shortest safe walking route.
  • if they have been recommended for school transport by their doctor and the school medical officer for health reasons
  • if they attend a specialist school or centre recommended by the Council
  • if they have to walk a route which is considered unsafe in relation to the West of Scotland Road Safety Forum guidelines.

To apply go to https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/forms/form/140/en/school_transport