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Savile's cottage 'should be demolished if vandalism continues'

Last month, Northern Constabulary confirmed that "abusive slogans" were painted on the walls of the property. Credit: Twitter/@kerrmtchell

A Highland cottage owned by late TV presenter Jimmy Savile should be demolished as a last resort if it continues to be vandalised, according to a councillor.

Allt Na Reigh, in Glencoe, was targeted again by vandals at the weekend, who reportedly sprayed it with orange paint.

Highland councillor Andrew Baxter, who represents the Fort William and Ardnamurchan ward, said: "I think it (demolition) is a final option. It is certainly one that I have heard suggested by local residents.

"The general feeling amongst the community is that we would want to distance ourselves from Jimmy Savile and the fact that he lived here and perhaps perpetrated some of his vile crimes here, and move on.

"As I understand it, the cottage is still owned by the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, but I have no idea what they are planning to do with it."

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