Aberdeen City Council has announced it will invest £40,000 to provide free sanitary products across city schools.
The programme, which goes live on September 17, follows on from the successful “Access to Sanitary Products” pilot which ran in four local schools from July 2017 to June 2018.
Locally co-ordinated by Community Food Initiatives (CFINE), the pilot saw Harlaw Academy, Torry Academy and St Machar Academy and Tullos Primary School take part.
The investment is in addition to the Scottish Government’s distribution of funds to each local authority to implement ‘Access to Free Sanitary Products’ in schools until March 31 2019.
Each secondary school will offer a range of free products including sanitary towels, tampons and reusable products.
Primary schools will offer free sanitary towels.
Councillor Lesley Dunbar, education operational delivery vice convener, said: “We are proud to invest £40,000 in a free distribution scheme across Aberdeen schools to ensure the dignity and wellbeing of our young people is enhanced.”