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Alex Faith

Posted: June 25th, 2023

ALEX FAITH, former well-respected chief cashier at Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail Ltd, has died aged 83.

He joined the company as a 15-year-old copy boy at 67 Hope Street in Glasgow’s city centre, and returned there as a pensioner to the modern meeting centre when Central Quay was no longer
available for the AMP’s Scottish annual meetings.  The address in Hope Street was a stirring of ghosts for a shrinking band.

The new office boy was soon working as an assistant in the finance department, and later the cashiers’ department where he ultimately became chief cashier. Alex, who had more than 40 years’ service, took a redundancy deal and carved a new career in financial services.

His brother Robert, 86, who worked in the papers’ advertisement make-up department, said: “Alex loved and was proud of being the chief cashier of the Record & Mail. He had been ill for some time. He died in Monklands Hospital, Airdrie on June 2 [2023], with his cremation at Daldowie Crematorium on June 22.”

AMP Committee member Malcolm Speed said: “I knew Alex Faith, he financed many a news story for me when I was news editor of the Daily Record. When we met at the first SAM at the No 67 conference venue, we admired the much improved furniture but laughed at the fact that a piece of carpet was part of executive status in the original No 67!

“Sincere condolences to Alex’s wife Margaret, two daughters, granddaughter and all the family.”

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