The Aberdeen council approved plans last week to allow President Donald Trump’s golf business to build a second course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The course will be constructed next to the original Trump International resort north of Aberdeen. It will be named after Trump’s mother Mary Anne MacLeod, who was born and brought up on the Hebridean island of Lewis before emigrating to New York.
Local officials had approved the plans this time last year. The decision was met with protest from environmentalists who claim Trump International has damaged the dunes system at nearby Foveran Links, an official site of special scientific interest.
However, the approval by the Aberdeen council is expected to be final.
Along with Trump International, Trump’s golf organisation also owns the Turnberry resort in Scotland.