Trump given permission to build another golf course in Scotland

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U.S. property magnate Donald Trump practices his swing at the 13th tee of his new Trump International Golf Links course on the Menie Estate near Aberdeen, north east Scotland June 20, 2011. Trump was in Scotland to give a media tour of the luxury golf course a year into its construction. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SPORT GOLF SOCIETY) - RTR2NVWU

London, Oct. 19, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) US President Donald Trump has been given permission to build another golf course in Scotland, after authorities there decided in his favour on Sunday in spite of local opposition.

The new 18-hole course is to be named after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, who hailed from a Scottish island.

It is to be built on the US president’s estate in Balmedie near Aberdeen, which already has one golf course.

The decision to go ahead with the new course follows long battles with local conservationists over the resort on the North Sea coast.

Critics fear for the dunes and the loss of publicly-accessible land.

Trump has also fought with the Scottish regional government to prevent the building of an offshore wind farm near the resort, complaining the turbines spoilt the view from his golf resort.

He lost the lawsuit.

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