The Hey Girls website, where people can order products for free, is now displaying the message “The form has reached its submission limit”.
Some users pointed out the issue on social media earlier today, just one day after the scheme launched.
The SIC told Shetland News: “We’ve had a tremendous amount of interest in the scheme, which is obviously very positive.
“There’s been really high demand since the online ordering opened yesterday morning, and all the initial stock allocation has gone.
“We’re working with the providers, Hey Girls, and hopefully that link will be open again first thing tomorrow.”
Free pads and tampons are available in public buildings, including schools, libraries and health centres, as usual.
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