Jimmy Savile's Highland cottage recommended for demolition

Allt-Na-Reigh has been repeatedly vandalised over the years since Savile's death in 2011.

Jimmy Savile’s Glen Coe Highland cottage recommended for demolition Getty Images

Highland council planning officials have recommended that a cottage which was once owned by disgraced paedophile Jimmy Savile should be demolished and replaced.

Allt-Na-Reigh in Glen Coe sits beside the A82 Fort William to Glasgow road but has been repeatedly vandalised over the years since Savile’s death in 2011.

The two-bedroom bungalow was originally purchased for £212,000 with the buyer intending to live there, but has since been bought by the family of Harris Aslam, boss of Kirkcaldy-based convenience stores business Greens Retail Ltd.

They have said that Allt-na-Reigh’s redevelopment would include honouring another former owner of the cottage – Dr Hamish MacInnes.

Dr MacInnes, who died in 2020, was a Scottish mountaineer, explorer, mountain search and rescuer described as the “father of modern mountain rescue in Scotland”.

Outbuildings where he invented the famous equipment are to be redeveloped as an ancillary dwelling and named Hamish House.

Highland Council’s planning applications committee will consider the proposed redevelopment on Tuesday June 18.

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