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Wishing you a great 2018

There’s a well-known story of a chicken farmer who found an eagle’s egg.  He put it in with his chickens and soon the egg hatched. The young eagle grew up with all the other chickens and whatever they did, the eagle did too, thinking it was...
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WPCS gets involved at Dundee Airport Airex 2017 exercise

Airex 2017 was a disaster exercise at Dundee Airport which tested the terminal buildings  in use as a survivor and repatriation facility. WPCS worked in partnership with British Red Cross under the direction of Dundee Airport and Police Scotland...
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Cast all your votes for dancing!

Hafiz was a 14th century Persian poet who wrote this telling piece on depression. It is interesting to think that mental health and wellbeing is not necessarily a modern thing. This is particularly for the one in four of us who struggle with mental w...
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A Bit Of A Let Down

As he was driving along a deserted country lane his car got a puncture. Easily sorted he thought; until he couldn’t find the jack. The evening sun was just setting and it was getting dark as he started to look for a farm where hopefully he could borr...
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Alloa Firefighter recognised for his services to the community

Congratulations go to Alloa Firefighter, Alan Faulds BCA, who has been awarded the British Citizen Award for his services to the community.  He and his local volunteer team have spearheaded a roadshow campaign for safer roads in Forth Valle...
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Thermostat or Thermometer?

A thermostat sets the temperature while a thermometer records the temperature. “Oh, it’s hot in here”, says the thermometer, while the thermostat says it’s too hot in here and does something about it. Which are you? It’s an old question posed by a mu...
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Supporting Workplace Chaplaincy Mission across the UK

Last month, Chic Lidstone (East Coast Area Organiser) took a trip to Derby to attend the Workplace Chaplaincy Missions UK (WCM UK) team leaders day. WCM UK has 500 members, with 22 teams, spread across the UK. There was a good representation of chapl...
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A Generous Gift Appreciated

Ron Flett, our Aberdeen based chaplain, received a very welcome gift on a recent visit to Marischal College, Aberdeen.  He was handed an envelope containing a cash donation to WPCS. This was received from an anonymous donor so we were unable to ...
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THE POWER OF THE CROSS

At our staff team meeting last week, we were privileged to enjoy a talk by Dr Larry Scrimgeour - volunteer chaplain for Dundee and Angus College. Larry is a self taught Iconographer (the study of icons) and is passionate about the subject.  His ...
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2 Full 2 Learn

A long time ago, there was a wise teacher whose advice and wisdom many people would seek. One day an important man came to visit this wise man saying, “I want you to teach me and open my mind to new possibilities”. His tone of voice was of one used t...
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