BILLIONAIRE Easdale Brothers Join The Scottish Rich List

20 May, 2022 | Business, Local

James and Sandy Easdale

GREENOCK tycoons Sandy and James Easdale have made it on to The Sunday Times Rich List, with a fortune put at £1.363billion.

The brothers have joined the list at number eight out of 10 Scottish billionaire families and individuals.

Their wealth is based upon major transport and property businesses nationally as well as a variety of other enterprises, including many in the Inverclyde area.

Their commercial empire includes McGill’s Buses, Blairs Windows, ARC Fleet Services, Clyde Metals and Inverclyde Taxis.

Their property investment operations are behind massive projects including at the former IBM site in Greenock, another ex-industrial site in Fife, a housing development at Dumbarton, and a hotel proposal for the landmark Watt Brothers building in Glasgow.

Robert Watts, the compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List, said: “Scotland’s richest people have fared less well than those elsewhere in the UK, with half of this year’s 10 Scottish billionaires seeing their fortunes fall over the past year.

“The combined wealth of the country’s 10 billionaires is still up, at nearly 2 per cent on 2021.

“As the economy continues to work through the damage wrought by the pandemic, surging inflation and the disruption to markets caused by the war in Ukraine are now making the business environment difficult.”

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