Trump course ordered to pay Scottish Government legal bills after Aberdeen wind farm battle

Pictured is Vattenfall's new European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the North Sea near Blackdog. Picture by DARRELL BENNS Pictured on 04/06/2018
As renewable output continues to grow apace to meet the UK’s power demand, coal’s role in the system balancing act is being displaced.

A firm formerly headed by US president Donald Trump has been ordered to pay Holyrood’s legal bills over Aberdeen Bay wind farm battle.

Judges at the Court of Session ruled Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd should pay legal bills incurred by the Scottish Ministers.

The decision stems from a case at the UK Supreme Court in December 2015.

Mr Trump had instructed lawyers to fight plans to build an offshore wind farm near his Menie golf resort.

His legal team lost and it went to he Supreme Court in London. Justices there also ruled against him.