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Period Dignity

Details of the work the council has been doing on period dignity for our citizens and where to pick up free product across the city.


PickupMyPeriod app

The 'PickupMyPeriod' app allows users to identify locations across Scotland, where free period products will be available - including council buildings and sites across the city.

The app was developed by Hey Girls and funded by the Scottish Government through their education arm 'My Period'.

Free period products are now available in 415 venues across the city. 

We now have 20 venues which stock reusable period products:

  • Castlemilk Leisure Centre
  • Drumchapel Community Centre
  • Easterhouse Pool
  • Emirates Arena
  • Garnethill Multicultural Centre
  • Gorbals Leisure Centre
  • Lambhill Stables
  • Maryhill Community Centre
  • Maslows Community Centre
  • Mitchell Library
  • Refuweegee
  • Riverside Museum
  • Saheliya
  • Townhead Village Hall
  • Anniesland Library
  • Drumchapel Health Centre
  • Gorbals Library
  • Ibrox Library
  • Pollokshaws Library

Read more here Glasgow pupils help launch public consultation on Period Dignity

Download the PickupMyPeriod app so you will never be far from access to period products at:

Apple Store here

Google Store here


Period Dignity Month 2024 

We have a number of community events as part of Period Dignity Month this year where you will be able to have a chat with the team and get your hands on some free products. Come and visit:

  • Fri 23 February at Buchanan Galleries (11am - 2pm)
  • Wed 28 February at The Forge Shopping Centre (11am -2pm)
  • Fri 1 March at the Lochs, Easterhouse (11am - 2pm)


Period Dignity Consultation

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 is the world's first legislation making period products free of charge for anyone who needs them and Glasgow has been leading the way in this work.

The Act came into force on 15th August 2022 and places responsibility on Scottish local authorities and education providers to provide a reasonable choice of free products which are easily obtained in a way that respects a person's dignity.

The Act also requires local authorities to carry out one or more public consultation(s), and to prepare and communicate a statement on their Exercise of Functions - a summary detailing how they will fulfil their legal obligations.

Glasgow City Council launched a public consultation in January 2022.  There were three separate surveys to allow us to capture the views of school pupils, organisations and the general public.  In total, there were 2,642 responses to the consultation.

A summary of our findings can be seen below.  

To access the full report, please visit pdf icon Period Dignity Consultation results [2Mb].


Period Dignity infographic

Period dignity public responses

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