A Glencoe house once owned by shamed Jimmy Savile has been struck by vandals yet again.
Police have described the late DJ and TV presenter as one of one of Britain’s most prolific and predatory sex offenders, and people outraged by his conduct have frequently taken to defacing his former home.
He lived in the property at Allt-na-Reigh in Glencoe from 1998 until his death in 2011.
The cottage, which sits beside the A82 Fort William to Glasgow road, has been empty since then and has repeatedly been vandalised.
In the most recent attack on the empty property, wooden boarding on one of the windows has been knocked off and smashed.
An indecipherable “tag” has also been spray painted on the wall.
Following Savile’s death in 2011, the two-bedroom bungalow was put up for auction.
It was purchased for £212,000 with the buyer intending to live there, however work to renovate it is yet to begin.
Some have argued that the property should have been demolished, while others said it should remain because of its historical significance.
Vandalism at Jimmy Savile house poses ‘risk to motorists’
It was once home to mountaineer Hamish McInnes, who formed the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team and was responsible for pioneering the wider mountain rescue movement in Scotland.
Some locals have previously raised concerns that motorists slowing down to read the writing could become distracted and involved in an accident.
Last June, the cottage had several slogans daubed on its walls – which had been whitewashed years earlier in an effort to deter vandals.
And speaking at the time, Rodney Kumar, from driver safety charity I Am Road Smart, said: “Drivers should not be distracted by anything going on away from the road or pavement – driving demands your 100% concentration and there are no excuses.
“Anyone slowing to look at something away from the road runs the risk of causing a crash by causing other drivers to brake and stop suddenly.”
He added: “If a tragedy is caused by a reason as unnecessary as this, it makes matters so much worse.”
Police were unable to comment on the most recent incident.