A secluded cottage that was once the home of Jimmy Savile has been targeted by vandals again.

The incident was reported to police after the letters "Megia" were sprayed on one of the walls of the Allt-na-Reigh property in Glencoe, Highlands.

Police are investigating but it is believed that those responsible did not target it because of its association with the late disgraced DJ.

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Following revelations about Savile's abuse, the building became a focal point for anger with police searching it for evidence that victims were abused there.

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In October 2012 the words "Jimmy Savile the Beast" and "Worst Beast" were painted on the house.

The revelations of abuse, and the ongoing vandalism prompted calls for the house to be demolished.

Others sought to have it turned into a museum of mountaineering as climber Hamish MacInnes lived there before 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.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children confirmed in 2014 there had been over 500 reports of abuse by Savile.

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A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed that enquiries into the latest attack on the tiny cottage are ongoing.

He said: "A report was made to Police Scotland about vandalism at a house in the Glencoe area on Sunday, November 26.

"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police in Fort William on 101."

Highland councillor Andrew Baxter said he suspected that the vandalism was unrelated to Savile's connection to the building.

He said: "I speculated that if the anti-Savile motivated graffiti continued and it became a focus for such behaviour then it might be more appropriate to pull the building down.

"Without knowing the details, I suspect this is a mindless act unrelated to the cottage's sorry Savile legacy."