Red-faced tourism bosses had to delete a photograph posted online to promote Glencoe – because it featured the former home of shamed celebrity Jimmy Savile.
The image was posted on the VisitScotland Instagram page, with the caption: “Snow-capped mountain in Glencoe, fantastic shot.”
It initially received some positive feedback, including “wow” and “what a view”, but then one follower pointed out that the house in the shot once belonged to Savile.
After a number of other comments, the post was deleted.
A VisitScotland spokeswoman said: “Our social media channels are used to inspire people to visit Scotland, because of this we often share stunning images taking by visitors to our country.
“Recently, in error, we shared an image depicting snow-capped mountains in Glencoe on our Instagram account, the image also contained a building.
“We later decided to remove the image in case it caused any offence to our followers.”
The former DJ and television presenter lived at the house, called Allt-na-Reigh from 1998 until his death in 2011, when he was aged 84.
Jimmy Savile had been a major personality having hosted BBC shows including Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It.
He had originally been praised for his fundraising efforts for charities and hospitals, including in his home city of Leeds as well as Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.
However, investigations later revealed he used this pretence to abuse some of his alleged victims.
He was awarded an OBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1990, although there have been calls for these honours to be stripped from him.
In 2006 he introduced the last edition of Top of the Pops.
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Police believe Savile may possibly be one of Britain’s most prolific predatory sex offenders, but various institutions – including Scotland Yard and the BBC – have been accused of ignoring accusations given his high profile status.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children confirmed in 2014 there had been over 500 reports of abuse by Savile.
The year after his death the property was vandalised, with graffiti being sprayed on the external walls, including phrases “Jimmy Savile the Beast” and “Worst Beast”.
There were calls for the building to be demolished, while others wanted it turned into a museum of mountaineers as climber Hamish MacInnes had also lived there prior to Savile.
But the property was eventually sold at auction in 2013 to a builder from Glasgow who sought to return it to a family home.