A COTTAGE that was once owned by Jimmy Savile is set to be demolished after locals backed the move in an online consultation.

The forum was set up by the Glencoe property’s current owner, the family of retail tycoon Harris Aslam.

It was originally purchased at auction after Savile’s death for £212,000 with the buyer intending to live there.

It has been repeatedly vandalised with slogans over the years since his death.

The depraved paedophile is believed to have abused up to 20 people inside his remote lair nestled in the Highlands.

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The cottage at Allt-na-Reighbeside sits beside the A82 Fort William to Glasgow road.

Aslam, director of Fife-based Scottish convenience store operator Eros Retail bought the house for a reported £335,000 with a plan to turn it into a family home.

Locals have previously raised concerns that the property could cause road accidents with drivers slowing down to read the graffiti.

But now Aslam is set to raze the ground and replace it with a modern property with locals in the public consultation supporting replacing the existing house.

The new home will be designed by Dundee-based architect Jon Frullani.