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    Free sanitary products in Stirling Council buildings

    Written by on October 2, 2019

    Sanitary products are to be made available for free in all Stirling Council facilities, as part of an effort to tackle so-called ‘period poverty’.

    Locations include public libraries, community centres and the PEAK sports village.

    The supplies will be located in bathrooms.

    Earlier this year, the local authority announced free sanitary products will be offered in all Stirling schools.

    Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Cllr Chris Kane said: “Having these essential products freely available in community facilities across Stirling will allow people access to them when they need them, ensuring they don’t experience anxiety, embarrassment or disadvantage.

    “Using a phased approach will allow us to monitor uptake and how to successfully increase access to this provision, meeting the needs of all our communities.

    “This initiative is one of many ways the Council is tackling poverty 365 days a year, and it comes ahead of a really important campaign which will shine a light on this issue and how we are working together with our community partners to address inequalities.”