Donald Trump to continue Scottish wind turbines fight after Supreme Court ruling

Donald Trump's Appeal Against Windfarm Near His Scottish Golf Course Was Rejected

US presidential candidate Donald Trump said he will continue to fight against an offshore wind farm project near his Scottish golf resort after losing a battle in the Supreme Court.

Scottish Government ministers had approved proposals for an 11-turbine scheme off the Aberdeenshire coast in 2013.

But Mr Trump, president of the Trump Organisation, said the wind farm would spoil the view from his luxury golf links at the Menie Estate - and argued that ministers were wrong to give the project the green light.

The businessman appealed to the Supreme Court after twice losing fights in Scottish courts.

Supreme Court justices analysed the case at a hearing in London in October and today dismissed Mr Trump's challenge.

A spokesman for the Trump Organisation said the fight would continue on "every possible front".

"This is an extremely unfortunate verdict for the residents of Aberdeen and anyone who cares about Scotland's economic future," said George Sorial, executive vice president of the Trump Organisation.

"The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will completely destroy the bucolic Aberdeen Bay and cast a terrible shadow upon the future of tourism for the area.

"History will judge those involved unfavorably and the outcome demonstrates the foolish, small minded and parochial mentality which dominates the current Scottish Government's dangerous experiment with wind energy."

Mr Sorial said planning conditions remained "unpurified" and suggested that "plummeting" oil prices and money shortages might prevent the completion of the project.

He added: "We will evaluate the court's decision and continue to fight this proposal on every possible front."