Savile’s Highland retreat to be turned into family home
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November 4 2013
In a letter to planning officials at Highland Council new owner Michael Canny wrote of his desire to make a break with the cottage’s ‘unfortunate history’, which has seen the property daubed with graffiti and subjected to repeated attacked by vandals.
The letter read: “The property has some unfortunate history attached to it and we would hope to detach the property and ourselves from this.
“In future we would hope to seek planning permission to alter the property with respect to the immediate landscape but to make it more hospitable for family use.”
The application puts the final nail in the coffin of plans to transform the property into a mountaineering hut and museum in memory of its former owner, the mountaineer Hamish Macinnes.
Photography by Tom Manley
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