A 101-year-old woman has left more than £5million in her will.

Jessie Steen passed away at her home in upmarket Whitecraigs, East Renfrewshire, last November.

Legal documents reveal the wealthy pensioner – who is thought to have lived alone – had an estate worth £5,193,310.

Miss Steen states in her will that the largest donation is to be made to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for a vessel to be bought in the name of her late father and mother Robert and Catherine.

A valuable Rembrandt etching in the estate is to be given to the National Gallery of Scotland.

And The Vital Spark, a painting by 19th century Scots artist James Kay, is to be hung at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.

The papers also reveal money as well as Miss Steen's furniture and china are to be handed over to the National Trust for Scotland.

A sizeable amount of Miss Steen's estate was held in shares in a large number of companies.

This includes almost £300,000 of shares in soft drinks firm AG Barr, £393,000 in Intercontinental Hotels Group and £137,000 in phone giants Vodafone.

Other people to benefit from Miss Steen's generosity include the Attorney General for Hong Kong William Marshall QC, who is to receive £5000.

Organisations to be given similar sums include Cancer Research, Glasgow's Victoria Infir- mary and the Red Cross, while £10,000 is to go to the Scottish Wildlife Trust to buy land for animals.

It is not known how Miss Steen amassed her fortune or what her previous employment was.

She died on November 18 at her £430,000 home in Milverton Road.

A service took place at Giffnock South Parish Church, which was also given £5000 by Miss Steen.