Supreme Court rejects Donald Trump challenge over Scottish wind turbines

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

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has lost a Supreme Court fight against an offshore wind farm project near his Scottish golf resort.

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

Mr Trump, president of the Trump Organisation, says the wind farm will spoil the view from his luxury golf links at the Menie Estate.

He argued that ministers were wrong to give the project the green light.

The Supreme Court analysed the case at a hearing in London in October after the businessman had twice lost fights in Scottish courts.

A panel of Supreme Court justices has now ruled against Mr Trump.

Mr Trump has said he would pull the plug on plans to further develop the resort near Balmedie if the wind farm project went ahead.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project is a joint venture by Vattenfall Wind Power and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, which says the turbines would yield enough electricity to power 68,000 UK households over a year.