South Scotland

Newton Stewart centenarian leaves major boost to charities

A 100-year-old woman from Newton Stewart has given half of the £1.7m left in her will to 18 charities.

Robina Hunter died last August having lived out her final days at Cumloden Manor Nursing Home.

She left half her bequest to friends and family, with the rest going to a range of charitable organisations.

They include the Dog Aid Society, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad and the Scottish SPCA.

Legal documents show that Ms Hunter did not own a property but had a number of investment bonds and bank accounts.

As well as a selection of animal charities, she also left funds to The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and Sea Cadet Corps.

A church fund and the Theatre Workshop and Museum Trust based in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, were left smaller sums of £2,000.