Donald Trump’s business empire has agreed a £225,000 ($290,000) settlement to cover the Scottish Government’s legal costs after the US President’s long, unsuccessful court battle to stop an offshore wind project.
The agreement marks a full stop on the saga of Trump’s fight against the Vattenfall-led European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), The Scotsman reported, citing a statement from the Scottish Government confirming the amount.
Trump International Golf Club claimed the 11-turbine project would ruin the views of golfers playing at the luxury resort, but finally lost its legal battle in late 2015.
Trump’s business empire heavily delayed the project as it challenged consent for the project right through the Scottish legal system and up to the UK Supreme Court.
The EOWDC finally opened in summer 2018, with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon formally inaugurating the project in September – and saying the project showed Scotland was “in the mainstream” over fighting climate change.