A group of Glasgow high school pupils have helped to launch a new app that helps locate free sanitary products anywhere in Scotland.

Students from St Paul's High in Pollok hosted a virtual consultation to discuss Period Dignity and the rollout of free period products across the city.

There was a live demonstration of the app, PickupMyPeriod, which allows users to identify locations where can have easy and free access to sanitary products.

The app was developed by Hey Girls, a Scottish-based social enterprise period product supplier which uses sustainable, reusable and plastic free products. It was funded by the Scottish Government through its education arm 'My Period'.

The St Paul's pupils were joined by Georgie Nicholson and Daisy Williams from Hey Girls, as well as Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison and Maureen McKenna, the former Executive Director of Education for Glasgow City Council.

With period products being free in Glasgow schools since 2017, Glasgow City Council has partnered with Simon Community Scotland to increase period friendly points across the city at council and community venues.

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Each point offers a range of Hey Girls Period products, new underwear and wipes, where people can help themselves to what they require without the need to ask.

Ms Robison said: "The app is a fantastic tool that will help anyone who needs access to free period products to easily find them in places across Scotland.

"I'm thankful for the support of Glasgow City Council in implementing access to free period products in their schools and communities.

"Young people who need access to period products have also been crucial in developing ways to access products to meet their needs, and I'm grateful to them sharing their views."

The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Act 2021, which will come into full effect in January 2023, will ensure that everyone in Scotland who menstruates can have convenient access to products they need.

Councillor Jennifer Layden, City Convener for Community Empowerment, Equalities and Human Rights, said: "Period products are a right, not a luxury. The monthly expenditure for period products is simply not affordable, nor sustainable for many individuals across the country.

"Securing fairness and restoring dignity in relation to periods is at the heart of this consultation. This is aided by the introduction of the new PickupMyPeriod app which provides essential information to users on where they can access free period products from locations across Glasgow.

"I am extremely impressed by the pupils at St Paul's High School for their dedication and determination to help address the stigma associated with periods.

"This consultation provides a platform for all citizens to have a say in shaping the future provision of free period products."

Public consultation on Period Dignity can be accessed HERE, while PickupMyPeriod can be downloaded on Google or Apple.