Scotland has become the first country to offer free feminine hygiene products to any citizen who has lived there for at least two years.
From Monday, councils and education service providers in Scotland will be required by law to ensure free healthcare products are available to those who need them.
MP Monica Lennon, who was behind the legislation passed by Parliament, was quick to respond to the situation on Twitter. “I am proud of what we have achieved in Scotland. We will be the first but not the last,” he said.
“Amid the cost-of-living crisis, the Antiquities Act is a beacon of hope, showing what politicians can achieve when they come together for the benefit of the people we serve,” he added in an interview with Sky News.
Currently, tampons, pads and some reusable items are funded in schools, colleges and universities in Scotland.