Renfrewshire Council

Find free period products in Renfrewshire

Get free period products sent to your home, at public venues and at community organisations across Renfrewshire.

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Get period products sent to your home

You can order free sanitary products from us if you need them.

We provide environmentally friendly, plastic-free single use period products as well as a reusable products like pads, pants and cups.

You will get a 3-month supply of products posted to your home address within 4 to 6 weeks.

To order a supply of free sanitary products, complete the online form and tell us your details, including 

  • your name
  • your address 
  • the products you want to order.  

You must live in Renfrewshire and have a Renfrewshire postcode to use this service.


Get period products at public venues

You can get period products from public venues, such as public museums, galleries, libraries and leisure centres across Renfrewshire. 

You can take what you need when you need it. You can also pick up period products up for your family or friends. 

Most public venues will have single use pads and tampons, and may have other products, such as panty liners. 

The products will normally be available in the toilets of the building. They may also be kept at reception desks or other areas, especially if there isn't a public toilet in the building.

If it's not clear where to find them, ask one of the friendly staff who will help you.

Go to the ONEREN website for the opening times of the public venues listed below.

Bridge of Weir

  • Cargill Hall and Library , Lintwhite Crescent, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3LJ
  • Bishopston
  • Bishopton Community Library, 11 Greenock Road, Bishopton, PA7 5JW

Erskine

  • Erskine Library, Bridgewater Place, Erskine, PA8 7AA
  • Erskine Sports Centre, Kilpatrick Dr, Erskine, PA8 7AF
  • Erskine Swimming Pool, Bridgewater Centre, Erskine, PA8 7AA

Johnstone

  • Johnstone Town Hall, 25 Church St, Johnstone, PA5 8EG
  • Johnstone Sports Centre, Beith Rd, Johnstone, PA5 0JA

Linwood

  • Tweedie Hall and Linwood Library, Ardlamont Square, Bridge Street, Linwood, PA3 3DB
  • ON-X Leisure Centre, Brediland Rd, Linwood, PA3 3RA

Lochwinnoch

  • Lochwinnoch Community Library, Old School, High Street, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4AB

Paisley

  • Ferguslie Park Community Library, Tannahill Centre, Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1NT
  • Glenburn Community Centre and Library, Fairway Avenue, Paisley, PA2 8DX
  • Ralston Community Centre and Library, Allanton Avenue, Paisley, PA1 3BL
  • Foxbar Community Centre and Library, Ivanhoe Road, Paisley, PA2 0JX
  • Ferguslie Park Sports Hub and Playing Fields, Blackstoun Road, Paisley, PA3 1EX
  • Ralston Community Sports Hub and Playing Fields, Penilee Road, Paisley, PA1 3AX
  • Lagoon Leisure Centre, Christie St, Paisley, PA1 1NB
  • Seedhill Sports Centre, Seedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1QR

Renfrew

  • Renfrew Town Hall, Renfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF
  • Renfrew Library    Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8LJ
  • Renfrew Sports Centre, Paisley Rd, Renfrew, PA4 8JL
  • Renfrew Victory Baths, Inchinnan Rd, Renfrew, PA4 8ND

    There are also free period products in the Atrium toilets at Renfrewshire House in Paisley.

    Free period products are also available to all pupils in Renfrewshire secondary schools.


    Get period products at community organisations in Renfrewshire

    Free period products are available from the community venues listed below. 

    In some venues they are available to everyone and in other venues they are currently just available for people using the services. You can see the details below.

    Where you can get free period products in Renfrewshire from community organisations
    Community organisationAddressOpening hoursAvailable for

    Active Communities

    Station Seven
    7 Quarry St
    Johnstone
    PA5 8DZ

    Mondays to Fridays
    9:30am to 3pm

     

    Available for everyone within the community hub

    Adult and Family Learning Centre

    West Johnstone Shared Campus
    Beith Road
    Johnstone
    PA5 0BB

    Fridays
    9am to 5pm

     

    Everyone

    EBI Unites

    Project Space
    Erskine Church of the Nazarene
    Rashielee Avenue
    Erskine
    PA8 6HA

    Church / Pantry Walk in Centre

    Mondays to Thursdays
    9:30am to 2pm

    Everyone

    EBI Unites

    Barnhill Farm Shop, Houston Road, Inchinnan PA4 9LU

    Sundays
    9:30am to 4pm

    Everyone

    Finding Your Feet

    FYF Charity hub
    25 St James Street
    Paisley
    PA3 2HQ

     

    Mondays to Fridays
    9am to 5pm

     

    Everyone

    Foxlea Early Learning and Childcare Centre

    Morar Drive
    Paisley
    PA2 9FA

     

    Service users only

    Glenburn Early Learning and
    Childcare

    Colonsay Road
    Glenburn
    Paisley
    PA2 8HH

    8am to 6pm

    Service users only

    Home-Start

    St James House
    1st Floor
    25 St James Street
    Renfrewshire
    PA3 2HQ

    Mondays to Fridays
    9am to 5pm

    Service users only

    Jobcentre Johnstone

     

    49a High Street
    Paisley
    PA1 2AN

    Mondays to Fridays
    9am to 5pm

    Everyone

    Jobcentre Paisley

     

     

    11 Floors St, Johnstone PA5 8QT

    Mondays to Fridays:
    9am to 5pm

    Products are available for all members of the public.

    Everyone

    Jobcentre Renfrew

    6 to 8 Manse St
    Renfrew
    PA4 8QH

    Mondays to Fridays
    9am to 5pm

    Products are available for all members of the public.

    Everyone

    Johnstone Castle Learning
    Centre

    Pine crescent
    Johnstone
    PA5 0BX

     

    Service users only

    Lochwinnoch Community
    Larder

    Lochhead Gardens
    Lochhead
    Avenue
    PA12 4AW
    Lochwinnoch

     

    Tuesdays
    10am to 4pm

    Thursdays
    10am to 2pm

    Saturdays
    10.30am to 1pm

    Everyone

    Pachedu

    The Tannahill Centre
    76 Blackstoun Road
    Ferguslie Park
    PA3 1NT Paisley

    Mondays to Fridays
    9am to 4pm

    Service users only

    Paisley YMCA Makerspace

    39 High Street
    Paisley
    PA1 2AF

     

    Service users only

    RAMH Restore

    24 Causeyside Street
    Paisley
    PA1 1UN

    Mondays to Fridays
    10am to 3pm

    Everyone

    Remode

    43b High Street
    Paisley
    PA1 2AH

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm

    Saturdays and Wednesdays
    10am to 3pm

    Everyone

    Renfrewshire Citizen's Advice Bureau

    7 Glasgow Road,
    Paisley
    PA1 3QS

    Mondays to Thursdays 10am to 3pm

    Service users only

    Renfrew YMCA

    3 Canal Lane
    Renfrew
    PA4 8QS

     

    Service users only

    Renfrewshire Foodbank

    Central Baptist Church
    14 Lady Lane
    Paisley
    PA1 2LJ

    Mondays
    2pm to 4pm
    Wednesdays
    1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Fridays
    1:30pm to 4:30pm

    Service users only

    Renfrewshire Foodbank

    Johnstone St Paul's Church
    Quarrelton Road, Johnstone, PA5 8NH

    Wednesdays
    10am to 12pm

     

    Service users only

    Renfrewshire Foodbank

    Renfrew Baptist Church
    77 Paisley Road, Renfrew

    Thursdays
    10am to 12pm

    Service users only

    Russell Institute 

    30 Causeyside Street
    Paisley
    PA1 1UN

    Mondays to Thursday 8:45am to 4:45pm
    Fridays
    8:45am to 3:55pm

    Service users only

    Sewing2gether All Nations

    Mossvale Community
    Church
    60 Greenock
    Road
    Paisley
    Renfrewshire
    PA3 2LE

    Wednesdays to Fridays 10am to 2pm

     

    Everyone

    Southend Action Centre

    Southend Action Centre
    Stock Street
    Paisley
    PA2 6NN

    Mondays to Fridays
    9am to 5pm

    Everyone

    STAR Project

    12 to 14 Wallace Street
    Paisley
    PA3 2BU

    Call 0141 889 5850 to arrange a pick-up time

    Anyone through the food provision services, in the public toilets, in drop-In or ask the staff.

    Weavers Linn

    Weavers Linn Respite Unit
    65 Glenburn Rd
    Paisley
    PA2 8TJ

     

    Service users only

    If you're a community group and you'd like to get involved in providing sanitary products to the public, contact us at tacklingpoverty@renfrewshire.gov.uk


    More information about periods and menstruation

    If you're aged 26 or under or are looking for information to help a young person, you can find out more about periods on the Young Scot website.

    You can also find information about periods and menstruation on the NHS Inform website.  

    If you want to try reusable period products, you can find out how to use and care for them on the Hey Girls website: