Access to period products

Tackling period poverty

Got your period? We’ve got you covered. Free period products are available to pick up in locations across the city for all.

Where to pick up products 

Click on the map below to find your nearest location where you can pick up free products. Please note some of these venues may be closed or have reduced opening times due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Period products map

Who can pick up products

Everyone. Products are available to anyone that needs them. 

Products available

  • Sanitary towels
  • Tampons
  • Menstrual cups (reusable)
  • Washable towels (reusable) 

More about tackling period poverty

The ongoing programme, launched initially in 2017, is locally co-ordinated by Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE).  Since the introduction of The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act in November 2020, the provision of free period products is now universally available with a legal duty on local authorities to make them available for all who need them.

In addition to offering a range of free products including sanitary towels and tampons the Council and CFINE are committed to raising awareness of reusable products such as menstrual cups and washable towels.  A lesson plan has been developed to educate children and young people about reusable products highlighting the benefits such as reducing waste and being more financially viable.

The Scottish Government have distributed funds to each local authority to implement ‘Access to Period Products’ in schools and communities until 31 March 2022. This in addition to the council’s own £40,000 investment in 2019.

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