“WELL my heart’s in the Highlands,” sings Bob Dylan, but not for much longer as he has put his mansion up for sell with the asking price at £3m.

The 82-year-old American singer-songwriter has owned Aultmore House and estate for 17 years. 

But it is now ready for viewings with the singer inviting those to come knockin' on his door.

Tom Stewart-Moore, from estate agents Knight Frank, said Dylan was selling up as he had not used the property as much since the pandemic.

"Up until about pre-Covid times, Bob and his brother would normally go there for a few weeks a year," Mr Stewart-Moore said.

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“They have staff who run the property and it’s in very good order. The house and the cottages are let during the summer. They bought it because it’s stunningly beautiful — and most importantly, very, very private.”


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The Edwardian mansion set in 25 acres, was built between 1911 and 1914 as a holiday home for Archibald Merrilees, a son of the Scottish merchant who co-founded Russia's first department store in the mid-19th century.

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The house isn't the singers only link to Scotland. As the Scottish countryside and Celtic culture has featured in Dylan's work and he has long acknowledged his debt to Scottish and Irish folk music.

In 2004, Dylan was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from the University of St Andrews. 

He chose Robert Burns' A Red, Red Rose, written in 1794, as one of his all-time favourites and has said Scottish folklorist Hamish Henderson's song The 51st (Highland) Division's Farewell to Sicily influenced his song the Times They Are A Changin'.