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Jimmy Savile’s Glen Coe cottage auctioned off

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May 30 2013

Jimmy Savile’s Glen Coe cottage auctioned off
Jimmy Savile’s Highland hideaway has been spared demolition following the decision of the disgraced presenter’s estate to put the vandalised home up for auction.

The remote cottage was once owned by mountaineer Hamish MacInnes but has more recently become tarred by association with the depraved DJ – including calls for its demolition.

Discounting that nuclear option Savile’s estate has instructed Ross Harper Property Auctions to dispose of the property at auction tonight with a guide price of £100k.

Its agents describe the white-washed home as ‘a traditional refurbished cottage in an attractive location within scenic Highland countryside.

Graffiti including missives such as ‘Jimmy the Beast’ has been removed from its walls by the local council, mindful of the homes prominence on a major tourist route.

At one time the cottage was earmarked for a respite care centre for disabled people and mountaineers have previously called for it to be transformed into a museum for the pursuit.

Photograph taken by Jonny Kerr.

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