Trump's proposed Scotland golf resort near Aberdeen continues to face opposition
The $2 million project continues to face opposition. When I visited the location last October, Trump officials hoped it would have been green-lighted by June and construction would have begun by now, but it continues to be held up by those pesky nature conservationists. The Scottish Wildlife Trust says the course would do irreversible damage to the dunesland, which is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest.
Local businesses, including nearby golf clubs like Royal Aberdeen, Murcar Golf Links and Cruden Bay are hoping Trump Scotland is approved, bringing plenty more touring golfers and money along with it. But wildlife conservationists and simple old-school Scots alike aren’t keen on the idea of The Donald around these parts.
Though Trump has said his motivation is to build the best golf course in the world and would eventually be a potential host for the British Open, the resort would also include a 450-bed hotel, 950 holiday homes, 36 luxury golf villas, a conference center, spa, golf academy and 500 luxury houses. Sounds more like a Ryder Cup host to me.
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