Donald Trump lands in Scotland ahead of first play on his new Aberdeen golf course
Donald Trump jetted into Scotland with his family today for the official opening of his championship golf course near Aberdeen.
The New York based property tycoon touched down in his private jet with his son Eric and daughter Ivanka this morning.
Eldest son Donald Trump, Jr. was at Aberdeen airport to greet the family when they landed. He flew in at the weekend to walk the course which is being built on the Menie Estate.
The development has been controversial from the outset having been constructed on sand dunes deemed to have special scientific value.
Residents whose homes are earmarked for demolition under Trump's plans have also refused to leave their properties.
Mr Trump said he was fully prepared for the opening launch of his golf course on Tuesday.
He said: "Well we think it's going to be absolutely fantastic. We have a lot of our representatives and friends with us. Ivanka is here, and Eric.
"And we think it will be really spectacular".
Trump seemed undeterred by the weather and said there was no chance it would affect tomorrow's launch which see specially invited guests play the nine completed holes of the course.
He said: "Well the weather is fine, it's a bit drizzly but it's fine".
And he added: "We have tremendous popularity, we have polls that are showing that almost 100 per cent of people are in favour and the Government did a great favour to Scotland when they approved it.
"We've built what many people are considering the best golf course anywhere in the world - I'm very proud of that.
"They're talking about it all over the world and it's been good for Scotland, so good for Aberdeen and we're very proud of it".