(120)  Donald Dewar’s will

The will of the late Donald Dewar was publicised at the beginning of July 2001. Mr Dewar was revealed as a millionaire at the time of his death, with a shareholding worth nearly £1 million, three houses in Glasgow and Stirling worth in total £550,000, and an art and rare book collection worth another £450,000. In life Mr Dewar had been a political opponent of privatisation, but his share portfolio included substantial holdings of the shares of privatised companies. An old Labour friend of Mr Dewar was quoted as saying Donald had hardly any furnishings in his house and, despite his good intentions, he didn’t spend much on clothes. He often wore freebie ties. (Scotsman, 2/7/01). Mr Dewar bequeathed his estate to his two children.

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