LATE Morton chairman and Millions sweets entrepreneur Douglas Rae left an estate worth £6.5 million in his will.

The Greenock-born businessman, who died in June 2018 aged 87, left his entire fortune to wife of 61 years, Adrienne.

According to details of his will which have been published, Mr Rae's estate was valued at £6,554,474 and included property, shares, cars, household furniture and personal belongings.

He amassed his wealth mainly through successful sweetie company Golden Casket, which he founded in 1959.

The entrepreneur initially started trading out the back of a van before growing the business into one of the largest confectionery manufacturers and distributors in Scotland with a turnover of more than £20m and a workforce of 150.

The Fort Matilda-based company is famous for sweetie brands such as Millions, Buchanan's and One Pounders.

Mr Rae remained at the helm of the family-owned firm, now run by his son Crawford, until his retirement in 2017.

Despite his success in business, he was arguably best known as the saviour of his beloved hometown football club, Greenock Morton.

Mr Rae stepped in at the eleventh hour to stop the Cappielow side going bust after it went into administration in 2001.

A lifelong supporter and former director, he bought Morton to prevent it from disappearing forever and invested heavily in the club over the years.

In June 2016, Mr Rae was awarded the Order of the British Empire - an OBE- in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

He received his medal at Buckingham Palace from Prince William in October of that year.

Mr Rae started his working life as a banker having left school at 16.

But he grew tired of the low pay and travelling and decided to start his own business.

The Greenock man served his national service in the Royal Air Force and in later life was heavily involved in his other sporting passion, golf, at local and national level.

Mr Rae lived at the family home in Kilmacolm with his wife.

The couple had three children, Alastair, Crawford and Gillian, and 10 grandchildren.

At Mr Rae's funeral two years ago, hundreds of Morton fans gathered outside Cappielow to pay their respects to the popular chairman and mourners packed into the Lyle Kirk Church on Newton Street for the service.

Later that year, Inverclyde Council named the main road in and out of James Watt Dock after Mr Rae.