Wind turbine plan will drive my golf course out of Scotland, says Trump
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Donald Trump, the scourge of conservationists for his plans to build a golf course on Scotland's north-east coast, claimed yesterday that it was wind turbines and not his resort that would ruin the environment – and threatened to abandon his project if they were not scrapped.
"Your pristine countryside and coastlines will forever be destroyed and Scotland will go broke," the US billionaire said in a written submission to the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee. He added that building "these industrial monstrosities" would "completely end" tourism in Scotland and would lead to "financial suicide".
Mr Trump has already halted work on his controversial luxury development on a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Aberdeenshire because of the prospect of an offshore wind farm being built nearby. "If I had known about the current wind turbine proposals, I would never have built in Scotland," he said.
But the Green MSP Patrick Harvie said Mr Trump's "latest rant shows how weak his grasp on reality is", adding that the tycoon would create a "circus atmosphere" when he is due to give evidence to the committee next week.
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
From rainforests and reefs to beaches and boat trips
The Silicon Valley awards which treat scientists like rockstars
comedy'Fresh Meat' star sees off stiff competition from Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Lee Mack and Sarah Millican to win top prize
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Australia incest case: Deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 3 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 4 Woman who miscarried in private prison 'made to clean up after herself,' court told
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
- < Previous
- Next >
£30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: PHP Deve...
£40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus+benefits+package: Harrington Starr: Technica...
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Risk Managemen...
£Attractive Package: Citifocus: This is a new role offering the successful can...