Lanarkshire woman leaves many generous bequests

A former head teacher has left a number of generous bequests to her neighbours in Motherwell, reports the Daily Record.

Dorothy Fairlie died last November at the age of 92 and left an estate worth around £1.6 million. She never married, and apparently built up her estate through inheritances and the income she earned working as a teacher.

She instructed in her will that £360,000 of her estate be used to make bequests to neighbours and other friends in Lanarkshire. The remainder of her estate is to be shared between 33 different charities.

Ms Fairlie’s many beneficiaries spoke of her with great fondness and expressed gratitude for her generosity, reports the Record.

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