Police were called in to investigate a bomb threat at Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course a day before it opened, it has been revealed.
A member of the public – alleged to be a disgruntled former Trump contractor - called claiming a bomb from the Second World War was buried on the Championship Links at the Menie Estate on Monday - the day before 150 guests arrived for the lavish opening.
The claims however proved to be false and the opening went ahead as planned.
The US businessman's head of development, George Sorial, said the claims were "ludicrous".
He said: "The allegations were made by a disgruntled ex-contractor.”
It is understood the claims were made in relation to numerous pieces of metal unearthed during ground works in May - but Trump ordered staff to rebury the harmless devices.
A Grampian Police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm we received an uncorroborated claim of a historic device buried at the Menie Estate.”
“After inquiries were carried out, Grampian Police are satisfied that no further action is required.”
On Tuesday Mr Trump opened the course near Aberdeen.
The businessman cut a ribbon on the first tee to mark the opening and hit the first balls with former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie.
More than £100m has been spent on the course and the clubhouse, but further plans for a hotel and homes in the area have been put on hold until a final decision is made on the offshore wind farm proposal.
Trump International said 160 jobs have been created so far with positions in management, catering and course maintenance.
Work on the course began in July 2010 after the tycoon won planning permission to start work on the construction four years after plan were first put forward.
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