Savile's House up for Auctionby Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com May/2013
This news story has been read 8,866 times
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.
The third round of the 2016 IFSC Lead World Cup circuit saw competitors congregate in Briançon, France at... Read more
Today the British Mountaineering Council has announced a change of name to 'Climb Britain', while its... Read more
The names of the two climbers who died on Saturday in Glen Coe have been reported as 34 year-old Simon Davidson from... Read more
Ian Small and Uisdean Hawthorn have continued to make the most of the Scottish winter season with a significant first... Read more