Scots approve second Trump golf course

Donald Trump's second Scottish golf course will be named after his mother, Mary Anne MacLeod.
Donald Trump's second Scottish golf course will be named after his mother, Mary Anne MacLeod.

US President Donald Trump has been given permission to build another golf course in Scotland, after authorities there decided in his favour despite 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, which was announced on Sunday, follows long battles with local conservationists over the resort on the North Sea coast.

Critics fear for the dunes and 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.

He complained that the turbines spoilt the view from his golf resort but eventually lost the lawsuit.

Australian Associated Press