Trump unveils plans for second Scottish golf course

The US property tycoon Donald Trump has started planning a second golf course on his estate on Scotland's Aberdeenshire coast despite a public and political outcry over the last.

Donald Trump swings a golf club on the Menie Estate where his controversial luxury golf resort opened in the summer Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Trump International Golf Links opened on the Menie Estate in July following a seven-year battle with local residents, environmentalists, wind farm manufacturers and politicians.

The development of a second course comes weeks after one of Mr Trump's opponents called for a full public inquiry into all official dealings between the billionaire and Scottish authorities.

Architect Martin Hawtree, who has designed both courses, said the latest one will "contrast boldly with its high-flying neighbour by exploring in relaxed manner the beauties of the land behind the dunes".