Petition against second Trump course handed in

Donald Trump on his golf course in Balmedie

Campaigners have handed councillors a petition signed by 31,000 people opposed to the Trump Organisation’s plans for a second golf course.

Proposals were submitted for a second 18-hole course at Balmedie in 2015, with councillors yet to make a decision.

Members of campaign organisation 38 Degrees presented the petition to Isobel Davidson, chairwoman of the Formartine area committee, in Ellon yesterday.

A poll by campaigners found 68% of those who expressed an opinion wanted the application rejected.

Sarah Malone, executive vice-president of Trump International Golf Links, said: “The argument was fought and won 10 years ago, which included a second golf course.”