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Free Period Products

Statement of Intent

This is UHI Shetland's Statement of College-Based Provision, based on dedicated future funding from the Scottish Government:

Scotland has subsequently become the first UK nation to offer free sanitary products for all, as part of the 2020 Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill.

UHI Shetland has been delivering on the Scottish Government requirement to provide access to free sanitary products in schools, colleges, and universities, to support equality, dignity and rights for those who menstruate, and to ensure that lack of access to products does not impact on an individual’s ability to fully participate in education at all levels.

We are fully committed to student care and work hard to educate and empower our students throughout their learning journey. Ending period poverty is an important strand in this work and The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 has given us a platform to provide accessible, free products to all students who need them.

In response to the Scottish Government's commitment on menstrual dignity, UHI Shetland offer free period products at both our Lerwick and Scalloway campuses. 


  • All accessible toilets on both campuses
  • All toilets with a ‘Free Period Products’ sticker on the stall door
  • Student Support office (A10) at the Lerwick Campus
  • Student Support office at the Scalloway Campus (JGC)

UHI Shetland has teamed up with Hey Girls to offer free period products delivered straight to your door! Working with Hey Girls means we can offer a wider range of period products, including eco friendly reusuable pads and cups. 

Check out Hey Girls for more information.

To order, click here to access our Shetland UHI - Hey Girls order system. You will need to choose which products you want, plus provide which address you want the products sent to.