Free Period Products Consultation

Closed 18 Aug 2022

Opened 17 Jun 2022

Results updated 21 Nov 2022

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. 147 responses were received in total and the results of the consultation are available in the attached report.  SBC is arranging for products to be placed in community buildings across the Borders and details of those locations will be available shortly. 



No one should feel embarrassed or miss school or work because they don’t have the period products they need.

That’s why free, period products such as tampons, pads and reusable products will soon be available free for anyone in the Scottish Borders who needs them.

We are now looking for your views on how we can make sure that everyone who uses period products, or who will use them in the future,  can access this service in a way that suits them.

You can read about the Act and the requirement for Local Authorities to provide free period products here

Who should complete this survey?

  • Anyone who currently uses period products.
  • Anyone who is likely to use period products in the future.
  • Anyone who cares for or looks after someone who uses period products.

Why your views matter

By taking part in this survey you are helping us to make positive changes to our service and ensure those in the community who need support are able to access help.

What happens next

Thank you for taking the time to share your views.  We will review responses to this survey as well as feedback gathered through education services to develop the provision of free period products in the commuity in line with what is required of us by legislation. 


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Children and Young People
  • Local Government