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'Formidable challenges' for retailers

“There are few more pressing issues for the retail industry than the prohibitive cost of business rates, which has moved in the eyes of many retailers from irritating to debilitating in recent years.” So said Scottish Retail Consortium Director and W...
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Chaplain's Christmas 'post'

Our Fife Chaplain Brian Porteous has been getting out and about as Chaplain to his local Royal Mail delivery office, in Cupar. Here he is (wearing a Santa hat) getting ready to go out with the Christmas post. Said Brian: “Our posties are wo...
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Chaplaincy at Christmas

Across Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland's different regions, chaplains have been, and continue to be, involved in community Christmas celebrations. In Fort Kinnaird, in Edinburgh, our chaplain there, Judith Wilkinson, is organising a carol service in t...
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Optimism for small firms

By giving full rates relief to 100,000 Scottish firms, the government has lifted the prospects of smaller businesses facing a tough 2017, a spokesman for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland has said. Following Cabinet Secretary for F...
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Taking the long view

Sharing his December 'Workplace Word', our East of Scotland Regional Organiser Chic Lidstone here suggests we take another look when we first perceive a problem: In the film Patch Adams (starring the late Robin Williams) there is a scene when so...
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Positive growth in retail

For the third successive month, retail sales in Scotland have risen.David Lonsdale (pictured), Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium and a Trustee of WPCS described the latest figures as: “real-terms positive growth.” He was speaking following t...
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MSPs view chaplain's art

Depute First Minister John Swinney is sponsoring a private art exhibition in the Scottish Parliament by one of our chaplains. WPCS volunteer Larry Scrimgeour’s skill in Pictish and Celtic art – which he took up on his retirement from a career in acad...
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Mid Fife news

WORKERS in Kirkcaldy are being offered a confidential, caring, ‘listening ear’ when they want to get something off their chest. In Fife Central Retail Park, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Royal Mail, in the ‘Lang Toun’, our chaplain Rob Jon...
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'Late payment culture' costs

Scotland’s late payment culture kills thousands of businesses and causes hundreds of millions pounds of economic damage, according to new Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research. A new report from the small business campaign group finds that la...
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Service with a smile

Warm congratulations to WPCS Livingston chaplain Jean Thomson.Jean has just been presented with her five-year certificate recognising her years of faithful service as Chaplain to the The Centre Livingston since 2011. Jean who is now al...
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