Windfall for island thanks to generous will of ‘Rangers tax case’ judge
and English Law and worked as an advocate in Scotland and as a Queen’s Counsel.
He was put in the spotlight as the judge in charge of a three-person tribunal in the tax case involving Rangers in 2012.
The panel ruled two-one in favour of Rangers but the decision was later overturned on appeal by the Supreme Court ruled in July this year.
Mr Mure’s published will has now revealed he had amassed a £3,763,577 estate by the time of his death.
He left instructions for more than £220,000 to be given out to family and friends with the remainder of his estate being kept in a fund, The Misses Nisbet Educational Trust, for the benefit of people with links to Tiree.
Mr Mure regularly spent time at his holiday home on the island, which has a population of around 650, and was a wellknown figure to its small community.
He wrote in his will: “The trust purpose shall be the advancement of education and that for the benefit of residents or former residents of Tiree and in particular those who have attended school in Tiree and such other persons who in the opinion of the trustees have a substantial personal or family connection with Tiree.”
He added: “The purpose of the trust may be furthered, in particular, by the provision by grants and interest-free loans, and by the payment of fees to enable or assist recipients in the pursuit of higher or further education including for example, university, college, agricultural and technical courses.”
Documents revealed he had a coin collection worth £28,715 and model train sets worth £3000. The bulk of his fortune was held in a stocks and shares portfolio and cash.
He had property in Giffnock worth £295,000 and also had a holiday home and land on Tiree worth £280,000.