Access to free sanitary products
You can find free sanitary towels, tampons and Mooncups all around campus. Take what you need, when you need it.
To address concerns surrounding the environmental impact of conventional sanitary products, we provide the following sustainable solutions:
Where to find free sanitary products at the University
The map and table below show places across the University where you can collect free sanitary products.
Clicking on each location will give more information on where you can access the products in each building.
The map and table are updated as more supply points are added.
|Name of College/school/organisation/department||Building||Location of products|
|Advice Place, Edinburgh University Students' Association||
Potterrow at Bristo Square
|Signage in the office directs to a supply point, accessible during opening hours.|
|Advice Place, Edinburgh University Students' Association||King's Buildings House||Signage in the office directs to a supply point, accessible during opening hours.|
|You can pick up free sanitary products by the door to First Aid room G.Z4AM, on the stairwell between ground and first floors.|
Daniel Rutherford Building
|Area outside B76- lower ground floor near teaching labs.|
Roger Land Building
Area to the right hand side of door GZ03
Biomedical Teaching Organisation
|Building 113, Doorway 3, Old Medical School||Accessible toilet on the first floor, 1.Z46, and accessible toilet on the ground floor, G.Z24.|
|Business School||29 Buccleuch Place||
Rooms LG.Z07 and GF.Z06.
|Centre for Cell Biology||
|Toilet area to rear of servitor’s service desk.|
Christina Miller Building
Toilets 0MZ03 and 01MZ03.
Joseph Black Building
|Toilets in the basement, BZ19, and on the ground floor, GZ48.|
Hugh Robson Building
|Divinity||New College||In the female toilets on the ground floor in the main building.|
|Edinburgh College of Art||Hunter Building, Lauriston Place||Behind the Hunter Building reception.|
|Evolution House, Lauriston Place||Room 1.07|
|Main Building, Lauriston Place||Room C52B|
|Hunter Building, Lauriston Place||Room 039A|
|Education/Centre for Open Learning||Paterson's Land, Holyrood||Near the Centre for Open Learning reception, on the ground floor.|
|Edinburgh Dental Institute||Lauriston Building||
Toilets 7063 and 7019.
|Geosciences||Old Infirmary||In female toilets in basement.|
|Geosciences||Grant Institute, King's Buildings||In female toilets on first floor.|
|Health in Social Science||Medical School, Doorway 6, Teviot Place||In female toilets on second floor, and gender neutral toilets on first mezzanine.|
|History, Classics and Archaeology||Medical School Quad||In the accessible/ gender neutral toilets on the ground floor and 2nd floor of the William Robertson Wing (doorway 4).|
|Informatics||Appleton Tower||On Levels 4 and 6.|
|Languages, Literatures and Cultures||50 George Square||In the Student Support Office waiting area, outside room 1.10.|
|Libraries||Law Library, Old College||
In the lower ground floor accessible toilet (LG.Z15) and also in the mezzanine toilet (00M.Z157).
Lower ground floor (female toilet, central)
Ground floor (gender neutral toilet, east side)
1st floor (female toilet, central)
2nd floor (female toilet, central)
3rd floor (female toilet, west side)
4th floor (female toilet, west side)
|Moray House Library||Ground floor, female toilet|
|Murray Library||1st and 2nd floor female toilets|
|Vet Library||1st floor female toilet|
|Pharmacy||Health & Wellbeing Centre, Bristo Square||Inside Pharmacy|
|Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences||Dugald Stewart Building||In the waiting area outside the Student Support Office (Room G.03).|
|Physics and Astronomy||James Clerk Maxwell Building, King's Buildings||In accessible toilet opposite room 4318.|
|Pollock Halls||Reception Centre||A supply point is available via the back of the Reception Centre.|
|Science and Engineering||Crew Building||In gender neutral toilets: G.Z4, 1.Z4|
|Fleeming Jenkins building||Female toilet on ground floor, opposite the Engineers’ Hub.|
|Social and Political Science||
Chrystal MacMillan Building
G.Z22 (gender-neutral accessible toilet on the GF, behind the café)G.Z09 (gender-neutral accessible toilet on the GF, in Stairwell #2)
|Sport and Exercise||Peffermill Playing Fields||First Aid Room (unlocked and accessible to all)|
|Sport and Exercise||Pleasance Sports Complex||In changing rooms.|
|Student Systems and Administration||Student Information Point, Old College||A supply point is available to right when you enter the Student Information Point.|
|Students' Association||Potterow||Outside male and female toilets on lower ground floor.|
|Teviot Row House||Downstairs in left-hand stairwell outside toilets and in gender-neutral toilets next to Dining Room.|
|Veterinary Science||Roslin Building, Easter Bush campus||Outside room G.006.|
|Veterinary Science||Main Building||In the common room - room G.52, next to the catering facilities.|
Free sanitary products initiative
This is part of a Scottish Government initiative to provide access to free sanitary products for students in in schools, colleges and universities.
The aim is 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.
Queries and feedback
If you have any queries about the initiative, or any positive or negative feedback on how it works for you, we would like to hear from you.