Lord’s estate left to widow

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie

It has been revealed that Lord Fraser of Carmyllie left his £450,000 home in Arbroath as part of an estate worth more than £800,000 to his widow.

Lord Fraser, one of Scotland’s most respected legal figures who died suddenly last June at the age of 68 after collapsing at his home in Carmyllie, Angus, had an estate worth £817,765 at the time of his death. In his will, the father of three instructed that his entire estate should be passed to his wife, Lady Fraser.

His wealth also included Slade House in Carmyllie and £10,000 in furniture and personal effects.

He also had four life insurance policies worth almost £170,000, a £90,000 shares portfolio as well as a £12,000 stake in a hotel in Madeira and £30,000 in premium bonds. He was due £4,619 in travelling expenses from the House of Lords at the date of his death and £240 from his House of Commons pension.

The Conservative peer held a number of senior positions in Scottish public life, serving as a minister in Magaret Thatcher’s and John Major’s governments while he was MP for Angus.

It was in his role of Lord Advocate that he was responsible for the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.

In 2003 he led a public inquiry into the Scottish Parliament building, which had gone hugely over budget.