Wind­fall for is­land thanks to gen­er­ous will of ‘Rangers tax case’ judge

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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.

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