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Retail decline slows down

Retail sales in Scotland rose slightly last month after a disappointing April according to the latest figures. WPCS Trustee and Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium David Lonsdale (pictured) said: "These figures are a welcome improvement on Apr...
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Edinburgh milestone

Yesterday (Sunday, June 12) proved to be a landmark day for our Edinburgh chaplaincy team.Chaplains Barbara Graham and Anne Gray were commissioned at St John’s, Princes St, the Episcopal Church to which they both belong.Rector, Markus Duenzkofer, pre...
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'Volunteers are our lifeblood'

Continuing our Volunteers' Week theme this message from our CEO Rev Iain McFadzean (pictured) says it all: "Volunteers are the lifeblood of WPCS. It is the quality, commitment and faith of our volunteers, expressed in their sacrificial serv...
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Retail sales 'slipped again'

Clothing and footwear sales in Scotland posted their weakest performance for eight years in April. The news was revealed by WPCS Trustee and Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium David Lonsdale when he commented on the British Retail Consor...
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'Acute problem' for retail

Business rates in Scotland are set to increase from Friday (April 1), as the main poundage rate rises once again and the extra rates supplement paid by firms occupying medium and larger sized commercial premises is doubled. It comes as shop vaca...
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Commitment to workers

In Midlothian, WPCS Trustee and STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith (pictured) was one of the key speakers at a special Workers' Memorial Day service at the memorial in Bathgate's Balbardie Park on Thursday, 28 April. Prayers at the service were led...
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Actively listening

Continuing our Year of Listening Service in Dundee, our chaplains were in the city's  Overgate Centre this week, in collaboration with Scotland’s Year of Listening and Dundee City Council’s Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator, Carla Assenti. The WPC...
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Faiths food and fellowship

Our Central Scotland chaplains Jean Thomson, George Petrie, Gordon Pennykid and local WPCS Regional Organiser, Paul Wilson, were among 70 people from various faiths, non-faith and ethnic groups from West Lothian and the wider area, attending  a ...
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Our vital volunteers

In Volunteers' Week, we are sending a great big '‎Thank‬ you'! to our 100+ volunteers who make what we do do-able in such a ‪‎professional, caring‬ and ‪dedicated‬ way. Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland is proud a...
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Getting together

As always, it is refreshing and inspiring to catch up with our chaplaincy colleagues from across the country.At yesterday's team meeting in Dundee, we said farewell to long-serving chaplain Tony and 'hello' to 'new faces' David, Kristina, Liz and Bri...
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