Trump plays round of golf at Turnberry course on second day of visit

The former US president was met by staff waving red caps at his resort in South Ayrshire.

Donald Trump plays round of golf at Turnberry course on second day of Scotland visit STV News

Former US president Donald Trump has visited the second of his Scottish resorts as part of a whistle-stop tour of the country.

The tycoon was greeted by staff at Turnberry in South Ayrshire waving his trademark red cap shortly after 1pm on Tuesday on the second day of his visit to Scotland.

The former White House leader flew the 173 miles between Aberdeen Airport and Prestwick before being whisked to the resort – which he bought over in 2014 – by a motorcade.

He was later seen partaking in a round of golf having sped round the course on a buggy.

Trump took part in a round of golf on Tuesday.

Trump had previously spent two days at his Turnberry course while in office in 2018, meeting Theresa May and the late Queen during the visit.

He claimed to have spent more than $200m renovating the course and surrounding properties following the purchase.

The tycoon’s latest trip to Scotland comes as he faces legal trouble in his native New York over his business practices.

He told reporters it was “great to be home” after arriving at Aberdeen airport on Monday morning alongside son Eric to be met by a piper and ten-vehicle motorcade.

Trump was greeted by visitors at Turnberry.

Trump announced that he will be opening a “spectacular” second course at the controversial Menie Estate in the north-east of the country named the “MacLeod course” after his late mother, Mary Anne.

She was born on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles before emigrating to the US.

Following his time in Scotland, he will head to his golf course at Doonbeg, County Clare, on Ireland’s west coast.

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