Free sanitary products
We have free sanitary products (tampons and sanitary towels), in toilets at these locations:
- All primary and secondary schools (for pupils)
- All Midlothian libraries (accessible toilets)
- Cherry Road Resource Centre (ladies/accessible toilet)
- Children & Families Social Work Centre 7 Eskdaill Court (accessible ground floor toilet)
- Croft Street Community Learning Space (ground floor toilet)
- Danderhall Community Hub
- Dalkeith Social Work Centre (No 11) (various toilets)
- Fairfield House (ground floor ladies toilets and first floor accessible toilet)
- Gorebridge Leisure Centre
- Lasswade Centre
- Loanhead Centre
- Midlothian House (ground floor accessible toilet)
- Midlothian Snowsports Centre
- Newbattle Community Campus
- Newbattle Community Learning Centre (accessible toilet and reception)
- Newtongrange Leisure Centre
- Penicuik Centre
- Penicuik Town Hall (all toilets)
- Vogrie House at Vogrie Country Park (ladies toilets main building)
Locations are reviewed annually and we are working towards having free sanitary products in Midlothian GP surgeries.
Take what you need
Please take what you need. Stocks are refilled regularly.
If you can't find what you need, ask at reception where the staff will be happy to help.
Alternatively, order directly from the supplier (Hey Girls).
To find more places with free products
Download the PickUpMyPeriod app to find nearby locations where you can collect free period products wherever you are.
All local authorities must make sure period products (such as pads, tampons and reusable cups) can easily be picked up free of charge for anyone who needs to use them. This is under the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021.
Each local authority must also write, having consulted with individuals, groups and organisations, a statement describing how it plans to comply with the act.