Period Equality

Free Period Products for Students

Children's Services are providing free access to Period Products for anyone who menstruates and is attending a school in Shetland or who is Home Educated. 

How to Order

You can complete the below order form to request a one-off 3 month supply of products or to sign up to a 3 monthly subscription that will be sent directly to your door.  Delivery may take up to 28 days.  If you require your order urgently, please contact us by email.

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Disposable Products

(maximum of 12 packs per subscription)

There are a range of disposable products available in:

  • Pantyliners
  • Pads - Normal
  • Pads - Normal (with wings)
  • Pads - Long (with wings)
  • Pads - Night (with wings)
  • Applicator Tampons - Regular
  • Applicator Tampons - Super
  • Applicator Tampons - Super Plus
Brands:  Always, Bodyform, Lilets and Tampax.


Shetland Islands Council are now offering free access to period products for anyone who needs them through Community Venues and more recently, an online ordering option through Hey Girls.  For more information, please visit the Access to Free Period Products webpage. 


Reuseable Products

There are also reuseable, environmentally friendly products available which will be supplied as a 'one-off'. 

  • Re-useable Pads
  • Menstrual Cups
  • Period Pants

Please see below examples of products offered:


‘Hey Girls’ provide 3 types of plastic free reusable products:

Menstrual Cup:

  • Can be worn up to 12 hours
  • Available in small or large
  • Can last from 7 to 10 years

Period Pads:

  • Work the same as a regular pad; change when necessary
  • Can be worn in the day time and at night
  • Can be rinsed and washed in the washing machine

Period Pants:

  • Can be worn in the day time and at night
  • Available in small, medium or large
  • Can be rinsed and washed in the washing machine

By changing to reusable products, this can help reduce waste.  All the ‘Hey Girls’ products are eco-friendly.