Savile's House up for Auctionby Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com May/2013
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The Glen Coe cottage formerly owned Jimmy Savile is to be auctioned later today.
Allt na Reigh, which occupies a prominent roadside position in the heart of the glen, has been the target of vandalism since the very public disgrace of the late presenter.
There's been talk of demolishing it, a sort of symbolic public slate wiping. Others however feel that the house has a place in Scottish climbing history. It was once owned by Hamish MacInnes no less, who made his famous axes and stretchers on-site. Possible uses discussed on these forums and elsewhere include a club hut, a youth centre or even the home for a museum of climbing gear.
Of course it's Allt na Reigh's new owners who'll get to decide.
The auction takes place this evening (details here), and the guide price is £100,000.
Update, 31/05/13: The cottage reportedly went for £212,000 last night, more than double the asking price. It's not known what the buyers intend to do with it.
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