Access to free period products

The Scottish Government committed to providing access to free period products for students in Schools, Colleges and Universities.

Scotland has become the first UK nation to offer free sanitary products for all, as part of the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill.

In response to the Scottish Government’s commitment on menstrual dignity North East Scotland College has introduced free sanitary products for students at all of our campuses. A range of products are available including sanitary pads, tampons, reusable sustainable pads and menstrual cups.

Sanitary pads and tampons are available within toilet facilities. This service is free and easily accessed. There is no process to go through, products can be picked up at any time, no questions asked.

Alternatively products can be ordered and collected, including sustainable products such as menstrual cups or reusable pads, by completing the form under the Student Advice and Support tab on My NESCol.

Free period products can also be picked up from other locations. Download the “PickupMyPeriod” app to find a location near you.

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