Trump Golf Course in Scotland Has Made Him Some Enemies – Bloomberg
Trump received zoning variances to build on environmentally protected sand dunes after promising to invest anywhere from $1 billion to $2 billion — and create 6,000 to 7,000 jobs — as part of a golf and tourism mecca in Aberdeenshire.
Yet Trump has invested just a small fraction of that amount, and he’s only created about 93 jobs (though his manager at the course told the BBC last year that “including caddies” would lift the payroll to 150 people). A 450-bed hotel and 1,500 luxury homes that Trump promised never materialized either. (Trump claimed annual income for 2017 of $3.5 million from the course, according to his most recent financial disclosure form.)
Curdling the project further, Trump has repeatedly tried to evict local residents with homes adjacent to his course. All of this has soured Trump’s hosts on the president, and his plans to build a sister course in Aberdeen look like they won’t be approved by the local government.