Donald Trump to visit Scotland on day after 'Brexit' referendum

The presumptive Republican candidate is to officially open the Trump Turnberry golf resort

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, USA | Image: Mark Humphrey / AP/Press Association Images

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit the UK on 24 June to open a golf course in Scotland.

He will arrive in Scotland the day after the EU referendum to officially open the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire.

He said: "Very exciting that one of the great resorts of the world, Turnberry, will be opening today after a massive £200m investment.

"I own it and I am very proud of it. I look forward to attending the official opening of this great development on 24 June."

The main Turnberry hotel building has been remodelled, and the Turnberry lighthouse has been restored to create a new 'presidential suite'.

The property was bought by Mr Trump in 2014 and is the second Scottish golf resort he has launched.

The first was Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire in 2012. He has also opened a resort and golf course at Doonbeg in Co Clare.

Turnberry hotel building has been remodelled, and the Turnberry lighthouse has been restored to create a new 'presidential suite'.

More than 500,000 people have signed a petition calling for Mr Trump to be banned from entering the UK.

It follows his call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the US and his claim that parts of London were "so radicalised" that police were "afraid for their own lives".

Meanwhile, economist David McWilliams says the Republican hopeful stands a real chance of beating his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

"We in Ireland, rather than dismiss him, we've got to say 'hold on, this guy could be in the White House'," he suggested.