First Minister Alex Salmond has launched a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump ahead of his appearance at Holyrood today to oppose offshore windfarms.
The SNP leader said investing in Scotland “does not imply ownership of Scotland” and the country’s energy policy would be determined by its people.
Mr Trump, who is appearing before the energy, economy and tourism committee, is opposed to a windfarm planned for Aberdeen Bay close to his golf resort near Balmedie.
Mr Salmond said work to exploit Scotland’s “astonishing” renewable energy resources was already under way.
The first minister went on: “Now I understand that Scotland’s growing reputation in the renewables revolution is attracting a fair bit of international interest, most of it favourable, some of it, or at least one of it, somewhat less so. We welcome investment in Scotland, in industry, technology and in golf courses.
“But investing in Scotland does not imply ownership of Scotland.