Free sanitary products will be available in every school in Moray from the start of the new term.
The scheme is being funded by the Scottish Government in a bid to end ‘period poverty’ in Scotland, and sanitary products will be freely available in toilets in secondary and primary schools.
Chair of Moray Council’s Children & Young People’s Services Committee, Cllr Sonya Warren, welcomed the move.
“Hopefully this will be a simple way to help make everyday life easier and education more accessible for all our young people,” she said.
“Period poverty is a terrible situation and it’s sad that some of our young people are facing these challenges in our communities and society today.”
Hugh McCulloch, Head Teacher at Elgin High School, said a range of sanitary products have been placed in toilets in preparation for the new term.
“Young people in our schools shouldn’t have to worry about access to sanitary products; they should be able to focus wholly on their education and school experience, so I’m delighted that we’re able to remove this barrier for our pupils.”