Support & Advocacy

Trump International – Scotland is pleased to have the support of local, regional and national business leaders, and aims to work with the business community and the people of north-east of Scotland to ensure its success.

"The Chamber of Commerce is re-assured that the project is proceeding, despite the current downturn impacts on the global economy, being fully funded by the Trump Organisation. A resort of this profile, scale and quality is a critical component of the ACSEF strategy to position Aberdeen City and Shire as a place to do business, and a place to visit. It gives an international message that Aberdeen is open to business."

Robert Collier, Chief Executive, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

"As Head of Scottish Enterprise, Scotland's main economic, enterprise innovation and investment agency, I welcome the progress on Trump International Golf Links' development in Aberdeenshire. The overall aim of Scottish Enterprise's Tourism strategy is to achieve higher value add through the development of such premium resorts and experiences for visitors.

We value the commitment which the Trump organisation is demonstrating by commencing work on the site at Menie, as this type of new resort development, will deliver modern, high quality accommodation and facilities to Scotland. This is critical to our ambition to help Scotland realise more value from our tourism assets. The development will attract higher spending visitors from across the UK and overseas and will further support Scotland's position in the global market as the Home of Golf."

Jack Perry, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise

"Tourism growth is critical to the future of Scotland. Whilst this is a private development and VisitScotland did not have a role in the planning process, we recognise the significant economic impact it will have on the north-east, and indeed to the wider Scottish economy. Tourism will always be strong in the north east, but this development will help refresh Scotland’s profile through the publicity it will generate and the potential for ancillary businesses. It is especially encouraging to see this level of investment, considering the current global economic climate and it shows the strength of appeal of the area. Whilst we recognise the strength of feeling around the development, It’s crucial we work together to get tourism back on track and this development will allow us to really raise the bar in terms of the tourism product we have to offer and ensure the area remains a must see, must return destination."

Philip Riddle, Chief Executive, VisitScotland