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Free sanitary products

We're working with partners to make free, high-quality sanitary towels and tampons available in a wide range of venues across Perth and Kinross.

Period poverty is real...independent research shows that:

  • The average woman spends £18,450 in a lifetime on sanitary products
  • Over 137,000 pupils in the UK have missed school because they have been unable to access products
  • 1 in 10 girls in the UK cannot afford to buy sanitary products

No one should feel embarrassed or miss out on school or work because they don't have the sanitary products that they need. Scottish Government have provided funding to increase the availability of free sanitary products in locations across communities in Scotland. In Perth and Kinross products are now available free-of-charge in a variety of locations, including: museums and libraries; sports and leisure facilities; community campus buildings; attended toilets; and a number of third sector and charity premises.

Each of these facilities have been provided with posters to identify as a location where these products are available and you can find all of the locations on our free sanitary products map.

Facilities have been asked to make these products available as easily as possible and most have them available in individual toilet blocks or cubicles.

Please take what you need for your period. These can be for yourself or someone else you know who needs them - your child, someone you care for or a friend.

If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact the Community Planning Team at CommunityPlanningPartnership@pkc.gov.uk or 01738 434000.