National Entitlement Card
The Council's High Life is jointly branded with the Young Scot card and is now part of the National Entitlement Card. This card aims to increase the use of libraries and leisure centres and contribute to healthier lifestyles for the community.
The card replaces the local High Life ~ Young Scot card and offers young people between the ages of 11 - 25 a single application card that will enable them to access retail discounts; information; libraries; leisure centres and transport and in time school meals and other entitlements, not only locally but across the whole of Scotland.
For 16 - 18 year olds the card can access cheaper transport on buses and trains with 1/3 off adult single fares, plus a free young persons railcard that gives up to 1/2 of rail fares.
All young people, aged 11 to 25 can apply for a card.
If they are in the school they can access them via the annual bulk application process or if outside the school through their local Council Service Point.
The scheme has a membership card and pricing system, which promotes affordable access to the Council's leisure centres and is further enhanced for 12 - 18 year olds with 20% discount and for the more regular user a month's free use is available for them and their families if they sign up to the direct debit scheme.
All of Highland Council's leisure centres, Inverness Leisure and other independent leisure facilities have become part of the scheme.
Do you want to:
- Access a range of activities like swimming, fitness classes, badminton etc?
- Make your Young Scot card your Library Card?
- Get fit?
- Develop your health and knowledge?
Your card can also be used for the following:
- Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS): Scottish local authorities are working with Young Scot and the British Retail Consortium to turn their local cards into voluntary proof of age cards, carrying the PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) hologram, helping young people access to the services to which they are entitled. More information about this scheme can be found on the Home Office web site link on the right. The PASS website can only be accessed by those with a username and password.
- Research and Resource Base: The Youth team works with young people, local organisations and council departments to gather information and carry out research into issues affecting young people. The findings are then used to inform services in the future and mean young people play a real part in the community planning process.
- Websites: The Highlands has its own Highland Youth Voice web site as well as linking into the national Young Scot youth information portal. These pages have proved extremely popular and provide direct contact and communication with young people locally. The Highland pages can be accessed from the Young Scot Local Information link located in the External Links section.
- Personal and Social Education (PSE): Young Scot works in partnership with schools, youth organisations and other professionals, using the on line Young Scot Tutor Training Kit, to support PSE and citizenship in the curriculum.
What is High Life?
High Life provides low cost access to your local council facilities. It's open to everyone and has different payment options to suit individuals and families.
It can also be used as a library card. All you have to do is register with the library of your choice to activate the card and access special offers like discounts on video and DVD hire.
For Young Scot card holders who are not members of High Life we are offering 1 month's completely free usage of highlife facilities for you and your family. All you have to do is sign up to the All-Inclusive direct debit option using your National Entitlement Card.