Reacting to the news that the UK Supreme Court has turned down Donald Trump’s attempt to stop a wind farm near his Aberdeenshire golf course, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said:

“Donald Trump has caused enough delay and uncertainty with his frivolous legal challenges. The UK Supreme Court has backed two previous rulings by the Scottish Courts and Trump should now stop wasting everyone’s time and give up. It would be best all round if Trump realised that he is a laughing stock here and withdrew from Scotland for ever.”

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Notes to Editors

1.Scottish Government ministers approved proposals for an 11-turbine scheme off the Aberdeenshire coast in 2013, near Donald Trump’s golf course at the Menie Estate.

2. Friends of the Earth Scotland is:
* Scotland's leading environmental campaigning organisation
* An independent Scottish charity with a network of thousands of supporters and active local groups across Scotland
* Part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, uniting over 2 million supporters, 75 national member groups, and some 5,000 local activist groups.
www.foe-scotland.org.uk