Period products will be available to all schools and colleges in England from next week, the government has said.
Almost 200,000 sanitary products were purchased for schools in Aberdeen last year.
Free sanitary products will now be made available at four public buildings in Aberdeen.
A north-east MSP said she was “delighted” that eight million free sanitary products have been provided to families in need.
The Scottish Government has pledged more than half a million pounds to tackle period poverty following a successful pilot in Aberdeen.
Free access to sanitary products would make Scotland a “world leader” in tackling period poverty, Monica Lennon said after formally lodging her bid to change the law.
North-east councils have welcomed a £4 million fund to increase the number of places where free sanitary products are provided.
Aberdeen City Council has announced it will invest £40,000 to provide free sanitary products across city schools.
Free sanitary products will be available to pupils, students and learners at schools, colleges and universities across Scotland as part of a new £5.2 million fund.
An MSP today claimed a new report into period poverty shows Aberdeenshire Council is “completely out of step” on the issue.
A new scheme will be introduced to provide free sanitary products in schools across the Aberden in a bid to tackle “period poverty”.
Period poverty will not be eradicated in Aberdeenshire, according to claims by two campaigning councillors.