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Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland Blog

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven event

We had an encouraging turnout at our Introduction Evening in Dumbarton on Tuesday (February 7).  Warm thanks to Lennox Church in the town for enabling us to hold the event, which ran from 6 pm until 9.30 pm and was covered in the local paper - t...
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Retail sales recovery 'sustained'

A strong last week before Christmas led to the strongest rise in Scottish sales since January 2014 the Scottish Retail Consortium's head of policy and external affairs has said. Read results for the five weeks from November 27 to December 31, 2016 at...
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Keep winding the clock

Many look to 2017 with excitement at plans made, anticipation of promises given, relishing the challenges ahead, while others may not have reason to be so upbeat or positive. Mr Nadeau wrote to E.B. White, the famous author and contributor to the New...
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There to listen

Our thanks to West Lothian Council communications team for permission to publish the following article and picture which appeared in their staff 'Inside News':Staff visiting West Lothian Civic Centre on a Tuesday morning, are being asked to stop and ...
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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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'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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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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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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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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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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