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Trump planning to view golf site
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Mr Trump will spend three days in Aberdeenshire
The US billionaire businessman Donald Trump is set to visit Aberdeenshire at the end of the month to view the site of his planned 300m golf development.

The complex is planned for the Menie Estate, close to the North Sea coast between Balmedie and Ellon.

A spokeswoman for Mr Trump confirmed the 59-year-old tycoon would arrive at Aberdeen Airport on Friday, 28 April.

"Mr Trump will spend the weekend on the stunning Menie Estate and leave on the Sunday evening," she added.

The planned centre will include two championship courses, a hotel and a holiday home complex.

Mr Trump, whose mother is from the Western Isles, vowed that the development would be the best in the world and hopes to bring major championships such as The Open to the resort.

In an interview on the development's website, Mr Trump, said: "We think this should be absolutely a links course of the highest magnitude and I am willing to spend the money to make it the finest course of its kind anywhere in the world."

He added: "I love Scottish golf, I love the land and the fact that my mother was born in Scotland and she had that Scottish accent right up until the end and it was always very special to me."

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