Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course in Aberdeenshire has been destroyed by environmentally critical coastal sand dunes, even though Trump promised to protect them.
The hills “will last forever,” Trump promised in 2008 to allay concerns about his new course. “It will be better environmentally [the course] It is built more than before. “
But late last year, officials announced that the hills had lost their status as a protected ecological site because they had been partially destroyed.
Following the construction of the Trump International Golf Link north of Aberdeen, the hills are no longer “qualifying as a place of special scientific interest”, the Scottish nature organization Naturescott has announced.
The agency said, “There is no longer any reason to protect Tyler … because they are not enough for the special, natural features for which they were nominated.”
The fatal change in the overhead photos of Fawran Links Tin in 2019 was already pretty obvious (see clip above).
This is even more dramatic before and after Tyler’s 2010 and 2021 pictures obtained by Business Insider.
Naturescott once called the hills “a very high-quality example of the features of a sand tunnel system in northeastern Scotland and was of exceptional importance for a variety of coastal topography and processes.”
When the hills lost their special status, Bob Ward, director of policy and communications at the Climate Change Research Institute of the London School of Economics, told The Guardian:
Trump claimed he would “stabilize” the hills, which means apparently building on them. But it stopped Tyler from moving normally in response to environmental fluctuations, Ward told Business Insider. “Basically what they did was they killed it as a natural environment,” he said.
Trump’s vow that his second Aberdeenshire course and second in Turnbury will bring welcome economic benefits to the region has also been leveled.
The filings under 2019 have not yet reflected the number of commercial downturns in the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic.
Despite the damage, the Trump organization has spent heavily on property over the years. It also received approval to build 500 units of housing development next to the Aberdeenshire club at a cost of িয়ন 185 million, according to the latest filing, which it intended to follow.
The damage to the resort is so astronomical that the operations have raised suspicions of money laundering. These suspicions have brought courses to the center of the ongoing Scottish legal battle.
The global activist organization Voice has filed a lawsuit against Trump for forcing the Scottish government to enforce its popular “McMafia” law to force Trump to reveal all his cash purchases and the mysterious sources of development of his Scottish golf resorts. At the time of Trump’s purchase, he was heavily in debt and the banks were reluctant to lend him money.
The president’s calculations of the Scottish resort are unusual because Trump is the creditor of his own business, which means much of the resort’s costs flow to the Trump organization.
The roundabout flow of money into the Trump company provides opportunities for money laundering, advises The New Yorker business writer Adam Davidson. He called the resorts “money disappearing” operations.
Trump “owns assets, borrows money, owes money, owes money,” Davidson explained. “Every year, Trump lends himself millions of dollars, spends all that money on something, and claims that the asset is worth all the money he spends.”
Officials at the Trump organization could not immediately be reached for comment.