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Selkirk millionaire leaves his cats £25,000

A millionaire lawyer from the Borders has left £25,000 to his cats.

Andrew Nimmo-Smith died last year at his Selkirk home aged 65.

The lawyer, who retired from the bar in 1992, owned about 30 cats during his retirement years at his historic Haining House mansion.

As well as gifting his home and grounds to the people of Selkirk, he bequeathed a total of £140,000 to charities including the Scottish SPCA and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

The remaining balance of his £4.8m fortune was left to family and friends.

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