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.
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 comes fully 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 Period Dignity Consultation results [2Mb].
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'.
Download the PickupMyPeriod app so you will never be far from access to period products at:
Apple Store here https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pickupmyperiod/id1500403938
Google Store here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myperiodapp