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Legacy left to the Royal Aberdeen Workshops for the Blind and Disabled

Creditors of original Glencraft urged to register for substantial legacy 10 years after liquidation

A substantial legacy left to the Royal Aberdeen Workshops for the Blind and Disabled, which traded as Glencraft since 1873 on Wellington Road in Aberdeen prior to entering liquidation in 2009, is to be distributed to creditors.

FRP Partners Iain Fraser and Tom MacLennan, who managed the original liquidation of Glencraft have been reappointed to manage the legacy funds, and are urging creditors to contact FRP’s Aberdeen office to register their claims.

The unusual appeal will be supported by a short marketing and social media campaign.

The business and assets of the Royal Aberdeen Workshops for the Blind and Disabled were subsequently sold to a new social enterprise, Glencraft (Aberdeen) Limited, which now trades from premises on Whitemyres Avenue. The joint liquidators are stressing that the legacy bequeathed to the original business that went into liquidation is entirely unconnected to Glencraft (Aberdeen) Limited.

Commenting, Iain Fraser, FRP Partner and joint liquidator said: “The Royal Aberdeen Workshops for the Blind and Disabled was a highly regarded enterprise with a reputation for excellence across the UK. It is greatly rewarding that the business has successfully continued with Glencraft (Aberdeen) Limited.”

“The legacy has only recently come to light following a bereavement and we are asking creditors to contact us so that matters can be concluded promptly.”

Creditors or their representatives are asked to contact FRP Advisory on 0330 055 5455 or cp.aberdeen@frpadvisory.com.

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Iain Fraser

Iain Fraser

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  • Aberdeen

Tom MacLennan

Tom MacLennan

  • Partner
  • Restructuring Advisory
  • Edinburgh