FREE sanitary products will be available in Stirling Council facilities for public use, as part of a commitment to tackle poverty.

A wide range of products will be found in libraries, community centres, local authority-owned venues and similar public buildings.

The supplies will be located in toilets and there are no limits on the amount people can take away.

The council’s teams in employability, advice services and the Springkerse Homeless Unit will also offer free products.

Funding for the scheme comes from the Scottish Government and there are plans to expand into more buildings and work with other organisations.

Councillor Chris Kane, convener of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, said: “Having these essential products freely available in community facilities across Stirling will allow people access to them when they need them, ensuring they don’t experience anxiety, embarrassment or disadvantage.

“Using a phased approach will allow us to monitor uptake and how to successfully increase access to this provision, meeting the needs of all our communities.

“This initiative is one of many ways the council is tackling poverty 365 days a year and it comes ahead of a really important campaign which will shine a light on this issue and how we are working together with our community partners to address inequalities.”

Check this list to see all the facilities where free sanitary products are available.