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Why I resigned from Donald Trump’s golf course in Scotland



The former project director of Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course has revealed he quit because he hated being seen as the tycoon’s “henchman”.

Neil Hobday said he was abused in local supermarkets by people who were opposed to Trump building on the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire.

Hobday, the brainchild of the project, pitched the idea to Trump of creating a world-class golf course on the land. However, after five years working for him, Hobday resigned suddenly in 2010.

Trump International Golf Links opened in 2012 after being approved by the Scottish government despite opposition from locals and environmental campaigners.

Speaking on the new BBC Scotland podcast, Trumped, Hobday said: “I was having to deal with the New York office every day and their New

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