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Scottish Parliament

Donald Trump told a media conference in Holyrood that First Minister Alex Salmond had led him to believe there would be "absolutely no wind farm" off the coast beside his golf course.

Mr Trump made the comments during a media conference on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee inquiry into the Scottish government's renewable energy targets.

Representatives of Communities Against Turbines Scotland (CATS) were also present at the conference on 25 April 2012.

It followed an evidence session with Mr Trump and the CATS representatives.

Mr Trump said he had received similar assurances from the former first minister Jack McConnell over the proposed Vattenfall wind farm development.

The American tycoon said he felt "misled" but that he would start building his hotel immediately if the windfarm plans were rejected.

He said: "I was led to believe very strongly that the wind farm would not be built".

He added: "I will not build a hotel looking into an industrial turbine", and stressed he would continue to fight the development at Holyrood and in the courts.


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