Access to Free Period Products

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Free Period Products

You can now access free period products. The Scottish Government is providing funding to enable all local authorities to make period products freely available to anyone that needs them.   

Take what you want, when you want!

There are different ways to collect free period products:
Online ordering will be available in the Autumn. This will enable individuals to order three months of products at one time including reusable products like menstrual cups, reusable pads and period pants as well as tampons and pads. Keep an eye on this page for more information.

You can collect products that are available in venues locally. Products are available in all Health Centres as well as many Community Venues. If you live on a non-doctor isle you can find products at the Nurse’s Clinic.

Pupils in Shetland Schools and Students at UHI Shetland can already access free period products. If you aren’t accessing this already the link to their pages are here:  
Link for Pupils 
Link for Students  
If you are a student studying elsewhere you can receive products while you are at your college or university, so next time you go back ask!  While you are home, we are happy to help!

Our Commitment to You

The Scottish Government asked every local Authority to publish a Statement of Exercise of Functions.  This lays out our commitment to providing free period products and how we intend to continue doing so.  
You can find our Statement of Functions here. 

We were also asked to consult with you to see what you would like. The key findings from the consultation which have informed our approach are here.

Community Stockists

Yell, Unst and Fetlar
  • Unst Health Centre
  • Yell Health Centre
  • Fetlar Community Nursing Venue
  • Yell Leisure Centre
  • Unst Leisure Centre
  • Burravoe District Development Company
  • Baltasound Hall
  • Burravoe Hall
  • Burravoe Shop
  • Mid Yell Hall
  • Cullivoe Hall
Shetland North
  • Brae Health Centre
  • Hillswick Health Centre
  • North Mainland Leisure Centre
  • Brae Youth Centre
  • Community Development Company Nesting
  • Ollaberry Hall
  • NCDC Bruckland
  • Hillswick Shop Ltd
Shetland West
  • Bixter Health Centre
  • Walls Health Centre
  • Foula Community Nursing Venue 
  • West Mainland Leisure Centre
  • Walls Dev Group - run toilet
  • Reawick & District Boating Club
  • Skeld Campsite
  • Sandness Hall
Shetland Central
  • Scalloway Health Centre
  • Scalloway Pool
  • Tingwall Airport
  • Scalloway Youth Centre
  • Scalloway Boating Club
  • Bridge End Outdoor Centre
  • Scalloway Museum
  • Church of Scotland, Burra
  • Gaada
Shetland South
  • Levenwick Health Centre
  • Fair Isle Community Nursing Venue
  • South Mainland Pool
  • Hoswick Visitors Centre 
  • Sandwick Youth and Community Centre
  • Dunrossness Central Public Hall
  • Hymhus 
  • Cunningsburgh Village Club
Whalsay and Skerries
  • Whalsay Health Centre
  • Skerries Community Nursing Venue
  • Whalsay Leisure Centre
  • Whalsay Boating Club
  • Whalsay Golf Club
Lerwick and Bressay
  • Lerwick Health Centre
  • Clickimin Leisure Centre
  • Shetland Library
  • Town Hall
  • Islesburgh Community Centre
  • Shetland Foodbank
  • Bressay Development Ltd
  • Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre
  • Staney Hill Hall 
  • Youth and Employability Hub
  • Voluntary Action Shetland