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Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 18:32

Res­id­ents at Menie who have spent years under threat of Com­puls­ory Pur­chase Orders (CPOs) for their homes have breathed a sigh of relief with news of a state­ment from Don­ald Trump that his organ­isa­tion will not ask Aber­deen­shire Coun­cil to use their powers to pur­chase the land.

Cllr Ford and M. Forbes

How­ever, since the news broke last week, sig­ni­fic­ant...

Wednesday, 16 February, 2011 - 19:03

Donald Trump is an American billionaire born of an exiled Hebridean mother. He plans to build “the world’s greatest golf course” and five hundred executive houses on a pristine beach near Aberdeen, previously viewed as a protected land. This bàrdachd arose from his attempts to evict an elderly woman who stands in his way. It is not an art poem. It is a bardic declamation coming out of a tradition that speaks social truth direct to power – hot, rough, and on the hoof....

Wednesday, 16 February, 2011 - 16:36

Swinney tells organisations to think of the people who may lose their homes and businesses

Organisations thinking of using compulsory purchase orders have been warned to “never lose sight” of the people affected.

Finance Secretary John Swinney issued the advice as a consultation on the use of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) was launched yesterday.

It follows concerns from residents living in the way of Donald Trump’s golf resort in Aberdeenshire who feared their homes on the Menie Estate might be...

Monday, 7 February, 2011 - 22:18

DONALD TRUMP yesterday insisted he is “on target” to open his Scottish golf course ahead of schedule, even though there is little sign of the major construction work needed to complete the £1billion project.

With just 17 months to go until the grand opening of what the billionaire is promoting as “the world’s greatest golf course” new images from the site have cast doubt on whether it will be finished in time.

Only a handful of diggers were at Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, on Friday afternoon with barely any visible signs of what...

Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 22:12

Campaigners against £750m golf resort are sceptical of billionaire’s claims

A new row has broken out between Donald Trump and opponents of his £750million Aberdeenshire golf resort over the billionaire’s claims that he never wanted to force his north-east neighbours from their homes.

As revealed in the Press and Journal yesterday, Mr Trump has declared that he will not ask for compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to secure four properties – Mill of Menie, Menie Fishing Station, Hermit Point and Leyton Cottage....

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