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Donald Trump's campaign against offshore wind turbines 'may top £10m'

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Image caption Donald Trump is fiercely opposed to a plan for a wind farm near his golf resort

US tycoon Donald Trump may spend more than £10m campaigning against offshore wind turbines, his son has said.

Mr Trump is against proposals for 11 turbines off the Aberdeenshire coast, near his golf resort.

A decision on the offshore application is expected later this year.

Donald Trump Jnr was meeting MSPs to discuss whether his father would give evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee examining renewable energy.

Mr Trump Snr has previously called the turbines "ugly monstrosities" and "horrendous machines", and has decided to bankroll an anti-wind farm campaign "to save Scotland".

The wind farm which is planned close to Mr Trump's golf resort is a £150m venture by Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group.

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