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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Trump warns wind farms threaten independence Reply with quote

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The Independent - 03/05/12

Donald Trump has written to Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, warning him Scotland can "never" become independent under his leadership because wind farms will destroy the country's tourism industry.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bare-faced arrogance and self-interest of this man continues to amaze me!

Yes, tourism is important to Scotland during BAU but, as depletion kicks in, greater energy security and independence will be a far bigger prize. (How would the tourists get here, anyway?)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah! Gotcha!!
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Consent for a wind farm off Aberdeen which is opposed by Donald Trump has been granted by the Scottish government, angering the US tycoon.

The £230m development consists of 11 wind turbines.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mr Trump claims they would spoil the sea views for golfers on his course at Menie.


They should be looking at their balls.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's more than just a wind farm. It is essentially an offshore laboratory in which different design concepts can be tried and validated. It is an important part of Scotland's aim to become a centre of excellence for renewable energy technology, and has attracted 40 million Euros in EU funding. Trump doesn't stand a chance in opposing this one IMO.

http://www.vattenfall.co.uk/en/aberdeen-bay.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its not the tourism or the beauty of Scotland, the turbines will ruin the view from Donald Trump's £750m golf resort which is bothering him more ....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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its not the tourism or the beauty of Scotland, the turbines will ruin the view from Donald Trump's £750m golf resort which is bothering him more ....


I bet he won't be able to get his own way either as he is up against something bigger than he thinks he is.

I watched the documentary a little while ago regards the manner in which he pushed his golf club planning application, and stuff the natives. He came across as a bully was well as appearing stupid

Has anyone looked on the website? He is only asking £195 per person per weekday round, plus extras such as caddie, trolley hire etc (You are not allowed to use your own)

I'll stick to my own club, and my local links (Minehead) only charge £18 for a round weekdays.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex wrote:
stephendavion wrote:
its not the tourism or the beauty of Scotland, the turbines will ruin the view from Donald Trump's £750m golf resort which is bothering him more ....


I bet he won't be able to get his own way either as he is up against something bigger than he thinks he is.

I watched the documentary a little while ago regards the manner in which he pushed his golf club planning application, and stuff the natives. He came across as a bully was well as appearing stupid

Has anyone looked on the website? He is only asking £195 per person per weekday round, plus extras such as caddie, trolley hire etc (You are not allowed to use your own)

I'll stick to my own club, and my local links (Minehead) only charge £18 for a round weekdays.

Alex
God, I hope his golf course is a flop. He is the very epitome of all that I hate about the kind of economic system we live in.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You do know there are several bodies buried under it, don't you?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
You do know there are several bodies buried under it, don't you?


Go on, do tell more.

Would that be a result of some Skirmish that took place a few hundred years ago?

If so Mel Gibson has a lot to answer for!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm...it's more Taggart than Braveheart Smile
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RenewableCandy wrote:
Erm...it's more Taggart than Braveheart Smile


Oh Dear! Job for John Rebus me thinks.

Puts a whole new meaning to "over-clubbing"
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevecook172001 wrote:
God, I hope his golf course is a flop. He is the very epitome of all that I hate about the kind of economic system we live in.


+101%, whatever the deity!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
stevecook172001 wrote:
God, I hope his golf course is a flop. He is the very epitome of all that I hate about the kind of economic system we live in.


+101%, whatever the deity!


If he doesn't go ahead with the balance of the resort, I think it's quite likely it will flop. The thing is, there are already plenty of iconic golf courses in this neck of the woods. Most of them are well-established, are "destination" places to play, and have excellent connections with local accommodation and hospitality providers.

If you're a fanatical golfer visiting the area, where are you going to choose to play; St Andrews? Carnoustie? Castle Stewart? Or some unknown, unproven plastic affair put together by some corporate mogul who doesn't understand golf in a Scottish context? On the other hand, if he goes ahead with the hotel, villas, etc, it will probably be a success by capturing the "package crowd" from the US, despite the presence of the EOWDC.

What irritates me far more than the way he has ridden roughshod over the sensibilities of local people and environmental concerns (although this is bad enough), is the way he feels he can dictate Scotland's energy policy!
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