Trump takes a step back from Scottish resort businesses

President fulfils pledge to resign directorial posts.

The 45th President of the United States of America has resigned from his directorial posts at two Scottish golf resorts.

President Donald J Trump stepped down from the firm behind Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Golf Club Scotland; the firms behind Ayrshire golf resort Turnberry, SLC Turnberry and its parent firm Golf Recreation Scotland; and DT Connect Europe, the firm which owns the Sikorsky brand helicopter used to transport wealthy guests between resorts.

The move follows a pledge from Donald Trump, the grandson of Lewis-born Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, to resign directorships at all his companies to assuage conflict of interest concerns.

Donald Trump teed-off his Scottish licensed trade ventures in 2012 with the opening of the Trump International Golf Links resort at Aberdeenshire’s Menie Estate.

The newly sworn in President acquired Turnberry in April 2014, relaunching the golf resort in June 2016 following an extensive refurbishment.

Trump is thought to be the first business owner in the Scottish licensed trade to be elected as a head of state.