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Concessionary travel is available in Scotland for those aged between 16 and 18 years, over 60 years and individuals with a disability.
Disabled Scottish residents may be entitled to free local and national bus travel with the National Entitlement Card if you meet their eligibility criteria. This may include free rail travel.
If you need a companion to help you use public transport you can also apply for a Companion Entitlement Card to allow them to travel free with you.
MidLothian Leisure - Access Card
Disabled go free • Concessions for Carers
The Midlothian Access card can be be used for discounted rates at the council's sport and leisure facilities.
This includes leisure centres, swimming pools, tennis courts and other venues.
Activities are free to the disabled and individuals with learning difficulties. Concessions are available for carers in receipt of benefits.
To apply for the Access Card download an application form from the Midlothian local government website.
It costs £4.10 to purchase and proof of entitlement must be provided.
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Carers go free • Free disabled parking • Free audio tours for visually impaired and learning difficulties • Free printed guide for hearing impaired
The Royal Yacht Britannia is Scotland's premier tourist attraction. The route around the Yacht is accessible and well organised though you do have to exit the Yacht at each level to use a tower lift to change floors.
The entrance is through a large shopping centre that you have to walk through to find the lift to the Yacht entrance. (bit odd!)
When buying your ticket you are offered an optional audio tour which is available for the visually impaired, individuals with learning difficulties and a multitude of different languages.
Fantastic value and very interesting. Manual wheelchair recommended.
Disabled toilets • Disabled parking • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs permitted
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Scottish Sealife Sanctuary, Oban
30% saving online tickets
Located by Loch Creran, the Sealife sanctuary is both an aquarium and a seal rescue facility.
It also features a nature trail and a woodland forest adventure play area.
Sealife Loch Lomond
Carers go free • 30% saving online tickets
The Sealife aquariums are fascinating places providing a glimpse into the magical world beneath the seas with lots to see from turtles and octopus' to seahorses and sharks.
Proof of disability will be required to gain free carer ticket. This may be a doctors note, Blue Badge or something that states the disability such as Disability Living Allowance award letter.
The centre has full disabled access.
To obtain the 30% discount you do need to book online before your visit.
It also offers birthday party packages from £12 a child.