Former US President Donald Trump will arrive in Aberdeen this morning for a two-day visit to his North-east golf resort.

The tycoon's private jet is expected at Aberdeen International Airport before 10am, flanked by US Secret Service personnel.

He is expected to spend time at his golf resort at the Menie Estate in Balmedie, just north of the city, holding meetings and playing a round.

He will then travel on Tuesday to the Turnberry course and hotel in South Ayrshire, which his company bought in 2014.

It is thought the 76-year-old will be accompanied by his son, Eric, who is executive vice president of the Trump Organization with responsibility for the two Scottish courses.

In a post on his Truth Social media platform, Mr Trump said: "Will be leaving for Scotland & Ireland soon in order to see and inspect my great properties there. The Golf Courses and Hotels are among the Greatest in the World - Turnberry and Aberdeen, in Scotland, and Doonbeg, in Ireland.

"Will be meeting with many wonderful friends, and cutting a ribbon for a new and SPECTACULAR Second Course in Aberdeen.

"Very exciting despite the fact that it is “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” that is on my mind, in fact, America will be GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!"

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