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Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland Blog

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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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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Daring greatly...

Thanks to East of Scotland Organiser Chic Lidstone (pictured) for sharing this inspiring 'Workplace Word': Derek Redmond was in good form by the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was the fastest in the first round and he won the quarter-final. But in the s...
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Thriving through change

We are jointly hosting a free lunchtime talk with business matters and OASIS in Edinburgh this month which promises to be both enlightening and though-provoking. We all experience change in one way or another and this talk by Ruth Walker of Torquoise...
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Chaplain's Davis Cup treat

Chaplains are usually ready to chat over a cup of either tea or coffee with the people they meet, but for Rev Jack Quinn, our Regional Organiser for the West of Scotland and a keen tennis fan, there was time for a cup of a very different kind wh...
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Helpline launched

WPCS took part in an enlightening and very positive day with RSABI and‪ ‎Farming Community Network‬ at the ‪‎Rural‬ Centre in ‪Ingleston, ‎Edinburgh‬ recently.Nina Clancy of RSABI - The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevo...
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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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Suicide awareness seminar

  WPCS Chief Executive Iain McFadzean delivered the first of our three Spring 2016 lunchtime talks at Edinburgh Park today, on the issue of suicide awareness. A number of people from surrounding businesses attended and were involved in the di...
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Listening post

Thanks to everyone involved in yesterday's 'Listening Post' in Dundee's Wellgate Shopping Centre. A number of people shared concerns and anxieties with our chaplains during the day.On heading off to the shops, one person said: 'It's funny how wh...
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TV stint for Tony

WPCS' Edinburgh team leader Rev Tony Bryer (pictured), appeared on the BBC Alba wedding programme this week, part of a series about Scottish couples tying the knot. Tony, who is chaplain to Edinburgh City Centre, Lothian Buses&nbs...
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