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Sunday, 18 July, 2010 - 17:07

The reason why Tripping Up Trump (TUT) carried out the action at the British Open today is to publicise and let the world know what is happening here in Aberdeenshire. The Trump Organisation and council still won’t back down from forcibly removing the families from their homes; all in the name of a private golf course. The community at ‘Menie’ need to know what the future has in store for them, especially when the council are now allowing the Trump to advance closer in on their homes. This is an unacceptable situation and it needs to be...

The Art of the Deal — Art Exhibition.

Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 22:25
The Art of the Deal — Art Exhibition.

Trump vs. For­bes — An exhib­i­tion by David McCue

David McCue, a Glas­gow based Artist, unveiled some of his latest art­work this week at the Mill of Menie Farm, situ­ated in the heart of the Menie Estate in Aber­deen­shire. His work exam­ines and explores “the ongo­ing psy­cho­lo­gical battle between Amer­ican bil­lion­aire Don­ald Trump

and Michael For­bes,...

Latest round of Donald Trump golf plans backed

Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 20:05

Aberdeenshire councillors have given the go-ahead to the latest stage of Donald Trump's golf development plans.

Work on the golf course is expected to begin on Thursday after the Formartine area committee backed the plans.

Tuesday's meeting was mainly about the championship golf course, including associated developments such as a driving range.

Plans to build a hotel and hundreds of homes on the site are due to go before councillors at a later date.

US tycoon Mr Trump wants to build the "world's greatest golf...

Provost refuses to reveal CPOs view

Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 22:20

The provost of Aberdeenshire Council has refused to reveal whether he will support the use of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to make way for Donald Trump’s golf resort.

Long-standing critic Martin Ford has lodged formal questions to the provost, council leader and the heads of the policy committees asking if they supported the use of the special powers to force unwilling homeowners to sell.

Mr Trump has been given permission to add the neighbouring properties to his planned golf course – Mill of Menie, Menie Fishing Station...

Wildlife is now £65m tourist attraction

Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 16:55

A new report has revealed that wildlife tourism is worth £65million a year to the Scottish economy.

And the Highlands and Islands has emerged as the powerhouse of the sector, which supports more than 2,700 jobs.

Academics found that more than a million trips are made to Scotland every year by people who want to enjoy the wildlife.

After the Highlands and islands, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are the next biggest draw.

The research was carried out by Bournemouth University, which assessed land, coast and sea in a...

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