Renfrewshire Council

Period Poverty crop

Period Poverty

1 in 10 women in the UK are affected by period poverty - when people struggle to pay for sanitary products on a regular basis.

Period poverty can have a serious impact on hygiene, health and overall wellbeing. Those experiencing it are often forced to choose between buying food and buying sanitary products.

In some cases, those affected will resort to toilet roll, newspapers or even socks as an alternative to buying sanitary products.

Here in Renfrewshire, we're taking steps to ensure that no one experiences period poverty. Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, free period products will be available from 25 community venues - like town halls, libraries and sports centres - right across Renfrewshire.

Products are available in toilets and accessible toilets in each of the following venues. Anyone can take whatever they need, whenever they need it - period.



Renfrew Town Hall

Renfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF

Johnstone Town Hall

25 Church St, Johnstone PA5 8EG

Tweedie Hall & Linwood Library

Ardlamont Square, Bridge Street, Linwood, PA3 3DB

Paisley Arts Centre

15 New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ

Bishopton Community Library

11 Greenock Road, Bishopton, PA7 5JW

Erskine Library

Bridgewater Place, Erskine, PA8 7AA

Ferguslie Park Community Library

Tannahill Centre, Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NT

Glenburn Community Centre & Library

Fairway Avenue, Paisley, PA2 8DX

Lochwinnoch Community Library

Old School, High Street, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4AB

Ralston Community Centre & Library

Allanton Avenue, Paisley, PA1 3BL

Renfrew Library

Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8LJ

Cargill Hall & Library

Lintwhite Crescent, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3LJ

Foxbar Community Centre & Library

Ivanhoe Road, Paisley, PA2 0JX

Ferguslie Park Sports Hub & Playing Fields

Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1EX

Ralston Community Sports Hub & Playing Fields

Penilee Road,Paisley, PA1 3AX

Lagoon Leisure Centre

Christie St, Paisley, PA1 1NB

ON-X Leisure Centre

Brediland Rd, Linwood, PA3 3RA

Johnstone Sports Centre

Beith Rd, Johnstone, PA5 0JA

Renfrew Sports Centre

Paisley Rd, Renfrew, PA4 8JL

Renfrew Victory Baths

Inchinnan Rd, Renfrew, PA4 8ND

Erskine Sports Centre

Kilpatrick Dr, Erskine, PA8 7AF

Erskine Swimming Pool

Bridgewater Centre, Erskine, PA8 7AA

Robertson Centre (1st floor only)

16 Glasgow Rd, Paisley PA1 3QF

Seedhill Sports Centre

Seedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1QR

Renfrewshire House (Atrium)

Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1AN


Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but life-threatening condition caused by bacteria getting into the body and releasing harmful toxins. It's often associated with tampon use in young women, but it can affect anyone of any age - including men and children. Using tampons can increase your risk of developing TSS, particularly if you leave them in for longer than recommended or you use "super-absorbent" tampons. Tampons should be changed regularly - please help yourself from our supplies so you have enough to allow you to do this. Visit NHS UK for more information.