Free period products are now available in Inverclyde

Anyone in Inverclyde can access free period products for themselves or someone who needs from either venues within the community or from our online service.

Background

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 is the world’s first legislation that ensures all local authorities and education providers provide free period products to anyone who needs them. This follows on from the existing voluntary provision provided in Inverclyde education and  community settings funded by the Scottish Government since 2018/19.

The Act will ensure that everyone in Scotland who menstruates can have reasonably convenient access to period products, free of charge, as and when they are required.

Inverclyde Council therefore must meet three overarching principles;

  • Reasonable ease of access to products,
  • Dignity of those accessing the products
  • Choice of products available free of charge

Therefore our commitment is:

On the basis of funding being made available by the Scottish Government:

Inverclyde Council will ensure that free period products are readily available to anyone in the community or education settings who needs them; we will ensure that a variety of free products are easily accessible and available whenever they are required.

 

Requirements of the Act

Local authorities are required to produce and promote a Statement on Exercise of Functions to summarise the arrangements in place to meet the legal duties.  The full statement is linked in related documents area of this page. To ensure that the arrangements meet people’s needs, we were required to consult with individuals who may either need to use free products or need to collect for someone who needs them. Between February and June 2022 the Council carried out extensive engagement to find out how people would like to be able to access free period products and what type of products they want to be able to access. Both young people in education and the wider community were consulted during this process. 

The consultation told us that people would like to access the products in:

                      Pharmacies                          GP Surgeries                                 Online

 

Venues

 

People would like to access the following products both within education and in the community:

                        Pads                                     Tampons                                 Panty Liners

 

Products

 

 

Online

 

Re-useable pads and pants were desired by those in education and so the online service will be advertised where they can access these products discreetly and with free of charge delivery direct to their door.

 

 

 

 

Full consultation results will be added to related documents in due course.

 

How to access products:

Single use and bulk products are available at venues across Inverclyde. Pads, tampons and panty liners will be available at these locations and in local education establishments, Primary schools will hold pads and panty liners only. See the table at the bottom of the page or in the attached area availability documents in the related documents section of this page.

Re-useable products; including period pants and re-useable pads, as well as disposable products are available to order online. This service will deliver period products free of charge and discreetly to any Inverclyde address.

Complete your online order at the following address of from the related links section of this page:                https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C3739JV

Where to access free period products in Inverclyde, and the whole of Scotland can also be accessed via the PickupMyPeriod App, links to the app available in other websites part of this page.

Bulk Products Venue

Address

 

 

Kilmacolm

 

 

 

Kilmacolm Community centre

Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4HA

The New Surgery

St. James Terrace Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm PA13 4LE

Dorema Surgery

Bridge of Weir Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4AP

 

 

Port Glasgow

 

 

 

Port Glasgow Medical Centre

4 Dubbs Place, Port Glasgow, PA14 5UD

Port Glasgow Health Centre

2 Bay Street, Port Glasgow PA14 5EW

St John The Baptist Church

23 Shore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5HD

M&D Green Pharmacy

11-13 Fore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5EE

M&D Green Pharmacy

12 John Wood Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5HU

Lloyds Pharmacy

8-14 Dubbs Road, Port Glasgow, PA14 5UA

The Pantry

7 1/2 John Wood Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5UA

 

 

Greenock

 

 

 

Craig End Resource Centre

McLeod Street, Greenock, PA15 2HD

Branchton Community Centre

78 Branchton Road, Greenock PA16 0XX

Auchmountain Community Resource Centre

32 Burnhead Street, Greenock, PA15 3LG

The Pantry

115 Grieve Road, Greenock, PA16 7AW

Grieve Road Community Centre

55 Grieve Road, Greenock, PA16 7AL

E R McAnerney Pharmacy

182 Dunlop Street, Greenock, PA16 9DP

Station View Health centre

84 Holmscroft Street, Greenock, PA15 4DG

Greenock Health and Care Centre

Wellington Street, Greenock, PA15 4NH

Lloyd’s Pharmacy

10 Kilblain Street, Greenock, PA15 1SR

Clyde Pharmacy

199 Roxburgh Street, Greenock, PA15 4AD

McDade’s Pharmacy

88 Belville Street, Greenock, PA15 4TA

Hagan Pharmacy

121 Grieve Road, Greenock, PA16 7AW

Well Pharmacy

34 Roxburgh Street, Greenock, PA15 4NR

Still Pharmacy

1 Burns Square, Greenock, PA16 0NT

 

 

 

Gourock

 

 

 

Coppermine Community Centre

Drumshantie Road, Gourock, PA19 1YZ

Lloyds Pharmacy

118 Shore Street, Gourock, PA19 1QZ

Gourock Health Centre

181 Shore Street, Gourock PA19 1AQ

Pettigrew’s Pharmacy

38 Cardwell Road, Gourock, PA19 1UH

TLC Pharmacy

6 Kempock Street, Gourock, PA19 1NA

 

 

Inverkip

 

 

 

TLC Pharmacy

2a Kip Park, Main Street, Inverkip, PA16 0AS

Inverkip Hub

2 Kip Park Main Street, Greenock PA16 0FZ

 

 

Wemyss Bay

 

Wemyss Bay Pharmacy

Unit 4 Ardgowan Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6AT

Wemyss Bay Health Centre

2 Brueacre Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6ER

Single Use Products Venue

Address

 

 

Kilmacolm

 

 

 

Birkmyre Fitness Gym

2 Broomknowe Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4JA

Kilmacolm Library

Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4LE

Kilmacolm Community centre

Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4HA

 

 

 

Port Glasgow

 

 

 

Port Glasgow Library

Fore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5EQ

Port Glasgow I Youth Zone

5 Dubbs Place, Port Glasgow, PA14 5UD

Port Glasgow Pool

Bay Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5EB

Port Glasgow Town Hall

Shore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5HD

Port Glasgow Medical Centre

4 Dubbs Place, Port Glasgow, PA14 5UD

Port Glasgow Health Centre

2 Bay Street, Port Glasgow PA14 5EW

Parklea Community Stadium

Parklea Road, Port Glasgow, PA14 6TR

Boglestone Activity Centre

Dubbs Road, Port Glasgow, PA14 5UD

Fore Street Public Toilets

Fore Street, Port Glasgow, PA14 5EQ

 

 

 

 

Greenock

 

 

 

Craig End Resource Centre

McLeod Street, Greenock, PA15 2HD

Branchton Community Centre

78 Branchton Road, Greenock PA16 0XX

Greenock I Youth Zone

34 Nicolson Street, Greenock, PA15 1UL

Waterfront Leisure Complex

8 Custom House Way, Greenock, PA15 1EW

Central Library

Wallace Place, Greenock, PA16 1JB

South West Library

Barrs Cottage, Greenock, PA16 9HG

Watt Institution

16 Kelly Street, Greenock, PA16 8JX

Auchmountain Community Resource Centre

32 Burnhead Street, Greenock, PA15 3LG

Greenock Town Hall

Municipal Buildings, 117 Wallace Place, Greenock, PA15 1LY

Lady Octavia Sports Centre

Bridgend Road, Greenock, PA15 2JN

Greenock Sports Centre

Nelson Street, Greenock, PA15 1QH

Ravenscraig Activity Centre

98 Auchmead Road, Greenock, PA16 0JE

Ravenscraig Stadium

21 Auchmead Road, Greenock, PA16 0JE

Battery Park Pavilion

Eldon Street, Greenock, PA16 7QS

Ardgowan Medical Centre

2 Finnart Street, Greenock, PA16 8HW

Campbell Street Public Toilets

(Esplanade) Campbell Street, Greenock, PA16 8BY

Hunters Place Public Toilets

Hunter’s Place, Greenock, PA15 1JW

Kilblain Street Public Toilets

Kilblain Street, Greenock, PA15 1SR

Gourock

 

Gourock pool and fitness gym

39 Albert Road, Gourock, PA19 1NQ

Gourock Library

Kempock Place, Gourock, PA19 1QU

Gamble Halls

44 Shore Street, Gourock, PA19 1RG

Coppermine Community Centre

Drumshantie Road, Gourock, PA19 1YZ

Albert Road Public Toilets

114-116 Albert Road, Gourock, PA19 1NW

Gourock Park Public Toilets

Broomberry Drive, Gourock, PA19 1QD

Shore Street Public Toilets

Shore Street, Gourock, PA19 1AQ

 

 

Inverkip

 

 

 

War Memorial Public Toilets

A78, Inverkip, PA16 0AX

Inverkip Hub

2 Kip Park Main Street, Greenock PA16 0FZ

   

Wemyss Bay

 

St Joseph and St. Patrick’s Church

 Forbes Place, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6AU

Free Period Products