INVERCLYDE'S young people are being urged to apply for a new card that will allow under-22s to travel on buses for free.

The scheme begins on January 30 and Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer wants youngsters to apply.

Anyone between the ages of five and 21 can apply for a new Young Scot Card or National Entitlement Card via the Transport Scotland website.

Mr Greer said: "This travel card will open up opportunities for young people, help family budgets and play a key role in tackling the climate emergency."