A MULTI-AWARD-WINNING Musselburgh social enterprise is celebrating the success of the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act on the first anniversary of its coming into effect.

The historic law came into force in August last year, making Scotland the first country in the world to make access to free period products a legal right.

Hey Girls, a social enterprise which has donated more than 30 million period products to those experiencing period poverty, played a key role in campaigning for the law.

Hey Girls also worked with sister organisation, charity MyPeriod, to develop the PickupMyPeriod app, which displays the locations of free period product pick-up points across the country.

The app won the Tech for Good Technology Social Enterprise of the Year award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, while Hey Girls as a whole took home the Social Enterprise of the Year Award from Social Enterprise Scotland last year.

Kate Smith, director and co-founder at Hey Girls, in Newhailes Business Park, said: “Our attention is now turning to Westminster and ensuring that people across the UK have the legal right to access free period products.”