Speculation is mounting today that US President Donald Trump may be about to pay a visit to one of his Scottish golf courses.
Mr Trump is crossing the Atlantic later this month for visits to Poland, the G20 summit in Germany, and Bastille Day celebrations in France – and the Government is on alert for a potential visit to the UK.
Officials believe the president may have a window in his schedule to drop in on one of his golf courses in Scotland, which are in Aberdeenshire and Turnberry, Ayrshire.
Mr Trump will only confirm any plans to visit the UK to the Government 24 hours in advance and he may also drop in on Downing Street, according to the Sunday Times.
Once confirmed, it is believed that officials and ministers would then have to make arrangements for a visit, including a potential meeting with Theresa May or other senior ministers.
Campaigners are calling on opponents of the tycoon to be “on standby” for street demonstrations, following a petition against a state visit attracting more than 1.8 million signatures.
Owen Jones, co-founder of Stop Trump Coalition, said: “Donald Trump is so cowardly he thinks he can sneak into the country to avoid protests.
“We have to prove him wrong. We’re asking Britain to be on standby to take to the streets with just hours notice if necessary.”