Free period products in Stirling and where to find them

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Free period products in Stirling are now more accessible than ever with the launch of new ‘PickUpMyPeriod’ app.

27 locations across the Stirling Council area have been listed on ‘PickUpMyPeriod’, an app which currently identifies over 700 venues where free period products can be accessed across Scotland.

Scotland was the first country in the world to make period products available for free – first in schools, colleges and universities, and now in wider communities. The ‘PickUpMyPeriod’ app builds on this extensive work and makes it easier than ever to access free period products.

In accordance with the Period Product Act, Stirling Council will be conducting a consultation this year to ensure that the type and range of available products, as well as how they are accessed, is directly informed by those who use them.

Convenor of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Chris Kane said:

“Stirling Council is committed to providing period dignity and having Council and community venues listed on this app is an excellent way to signpost where free period products can be found locally, I’d encourage residents who can benefit from the ‘PickUpMyPeriod’ app to download it.”

Vice Convener, Councillor Scott Farmer, said: “The introduction of the ‘PickUpMyPeriod’ app will make access much easier for local residents and visitors to Stirling.

I’m pleased to see that so many venues across Stirling are included already. We will seek to increase this number following our planned consultation later this year.

This is a very positive step towards ensuring accessible, dignified and free provision – which will include sustainable products to all those who need it.”

Have a look at the interactive map to find free period products near you:

The ‘PickUpMyPeriod’ app currently lists 27 locations across Stirling. However, more venues are expected to be added following consultation with service users.

The full list of locations across Stirling where free period can be accessed includes:

  • Balfron Library
  • Bannockburn Library
  • Bridge of Allan Library
  • Callander Library
  • Cambusbannon Library
  • Cowie Library
  • Customer First Office
  • Doune Library
  • Drymen Library
  • Dunblane Library
  • Fallin Church Hall
  • Fallin Library
  • Heart of Braehead
  • Hillview Community Centre
  • Home Start Stirling
  • Killin Library
  • Ladies of the Rock
  • Mayfield Community Centre
  • Plean Community Spirit
  • Plean Library
  • Raploch Community Partnership
  • St Ninians Library
  • Start Up Stirling
  • Stirling Central Library
  • Strathblane Library
  • Sunlite Community Café / Let’s Make It Better
  • The Larder at Bridge of Allan Parish Church

‘PickUpMyPeriod’ is available to download for free on IOS and Android.

Featured Image Credit: The Yorkshire Evening Post

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