Free sanitary products

A range of free period products are available in venues across East Renfrewshire.

As part of our support for communities and a commitment to equality, we offer free period products in a range of venues for people to take however much they need, whenever they need it, for whoever needs it. To achieve this, we work in partnership with community planning partners, community organisations and the Scottish Government. 

 At present, the following products are available: 

  • Individually wrapped day pads and tampons
  • Packets of day and night towels 
  • Boxes of regular and super tampons 
  • Menstrual cups 
  • Reusable cloth pads 

These products are available at various venues across the whole of East Renfrewshire, including all schools. We will continue to make products available in as many places as possible, and specifically through NHS health centres, leisure facilities, community centres, libraries and community organisations.  

PickupMyPeriod App 

The PickupMyPeriod app directs users to the nearest location where free period products are available based upon either the user's GPS location or an entered postcode. It allows users to filter what products are available, in which locations and building opening hours.  

You can now download the app through these links:  

For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myperiodapp  

For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pickupmyperiod/id1500403938  

Or search "PickUpMyPeriod" on Google Play and the Apple App Store. 

Where are these products available? 

  • Eastwood office
  • Barrhead office
  • Barrhead Resource Centre
  • Thornliebank Resource Centre

  • The Edge, Newton Mearns
  • The Museum, Barrhead

  • Barrhead Health and Care Centre
  • Eastwood Health and Care Centre

  • Busby
  • Clarkston
  • Eaglesham
  • Giffnock
  • Newton Mearns
  • Neilston
  • Thornliebank

  • Eastwood Park
  • Eastwood High
  • Neilston Leisure
  • The Foundry

  • Albertslund Hall
  • Arthurlie House
  • Carmichael Hall
  • Clarkston Hall
  • Dalmeny Community Centre
  • Duff Memorial Hall
  • Dunterlie Community Centre
  • Eastwood House
  • Eastwood Park Theatre
  • Fairweather Hall
  • Glen Hall
  • Montgomerie Hall
  • Muirend Hall
  • Mure Hall
  • Netherlee Pavilion
  • Thorntree Hall
  • Woodfarm Pavilion

  • Voluntary Action - the Market Place at the Avenue and in Barrhead
  • Dunterlie Foodshare, Dunterlie Resource Centre
  • The ARC
  • Women's Aid
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Barrhead Housing Association
  • Include Me 2
  • Police Scotland - Giffnock and Barrhead Police stations
  • Social Security Scotland
  • The Bank, Neilston

  • Health Visiting team
  • Social Work team
  • Young Persons' Services
  • Youth Intensive Support Services
  • Communities team
  • Money Advice and Rights team
  • Customer Services
  • Conor Road Housing Support
  • Family First team

Last modified on 11 January 2022

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