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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is now making free sanitary products available throughout public buildings in the Western Isles.
Access to free sanitary products has been in place in schools across the Western Isles since August 2018, and this initiative will now include public buildings.
The sanitary products will be available within toilet facilities and will be signposted.
The products, including tampons and pads, are made available in bags on the coat hooks within cubicles and individuals are invited to take as much or as little as they need.
This initiative is sponsored by the Scottish Government, COSLA and Young Scot. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has identified 12 sites throughout the Western Isles where products are available as: Stornoway – council offices, sports centre, town hall, library and museum; Ness – swimming pool; Shawbost: swimming pool; Harris – council offices; Uist – Balivanich council offices, Lionacleit community toilets; Barra – council offices, Castlebay Community School.