Donald Trump set to visit Turnberry on whistle-stop tour

The former US president will briefly visit the second of his two Scottish golf resorts having announced the construction of a new course in Aberdeenshire.

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

The tycoon announced he would open another golf course at the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire on Monday named the “MacLeod course” after his Isle of Lewis-born mother, Mary Anne.

The former Whitehouse leader is expected to arrive at Turnberry in Ayrshire shortly before noon on Tuesday before jetting off to Doonbeg in Ireland.

His flight for the 173-mile journey left Aberdeen Airport for Prestwick at around 11.25am.


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The visit comes as the former president is embroiled in a legal battle over alleged falsified business documents in New York.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying business records to hide damaging information ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

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 later boasted the new course would be “fit to host many great championships in the future,” and would “replicate” the controversial links opened at Menie in 2012.

He acquired Turnberry in 2014 in a $60m deal, later claiming to have spent more than $200m renovating the course and surrounding properties.

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