Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:31
KARACHI: US Business tycoon Donald Trump has cut the ribbon and struck the first ball on his new multi-million pound golf course, Trump International Golf Links, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Almost seven years after purchasing the Aberdeenshire property, the businessman called Scotland the home of golf and said he hopes to have built "perhaps the greatest golf course in the world."
The building of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire has been controversial, with environmental campaigners opposing the construction of the course on protected sand dunes and Trump himself, complaining about a potential offshore windfarm being built near the site.
The site took six years to develop but plans for a hotel and hundreds of homes have been put on hold.
Dave Morris, Director of Ramblers Scotland, said the course should not have been built on the natural landscape on the north-east coast and is calling on the Scottish Government to protect such areas.