Work begins on Trump's Scottish golf course

Work begins on Trump’s Scottish golf course

Donald Trump Jr. was present as work began on a controversial $1.6 billion golf resort near Aberdeen, Scotland.
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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Work has begun on Donald Trump’s controversial golf resort in Endinburgh, Scotland.

Workers are clearing rocks and other debris from the site Wednesday after planners at the Aberdeenshire Council granted permission.

Trump was given permission last year to build the resort featuring a five-star hotel, 1,200 homes and two international-standard golf courses north of Aberdeen.

Grass will be planted from November to March on an environmentally sensitive stretch of sand dunes to stabilize the beach for development into a championship golf course.

Some local residents who oppose the project have threatened legal action, claiming violations of environmental laws and planning procedures.

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