Free period products are now available locally for anyone who needs them.
Shetland Council and UHI Shetland have been successfully providing them to pupils, students and the community through a limited number of community venues for the past four years.
The Council is now extending that out to the wider community, for people to collect what they need from health centres, leisure centres and other community venues.
A recent consultation found that most people wanted to receive their products by post, so in a few months’ time the Council will be looking to offer an online order service, with your chosen product delivered directly to your door.
In the meantime, packs of enough products to cover a whole period will be available for collection – you can find out where online here, along with the results of that consultation, and more information on the scheme.
it is hoped this gives people the chance to take the products they want when they want, as much or as little as they need.
And please, spread the word – this is for everyone who menstruates, and for those caring for people with periods.