Trump arrives in Scotland amid protests

Glasgow, July 14: US President Donald Trump has arrived in Scotland as thousands of people gathered to protest against his visit. The President and First Lady Melania Trump touched down at the Prestwick Airport at 10.10 p.m. on Friday after completing his two-day working trip to the UK, reports the BBC. Upon his arrival Trump was received by Scottish Secretary David Mundell, who said he was “pleased to greet Trump on behalf of the UK government”.

Trump, whose mother was Scottish, will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire in what has been described as a private visit. He is not expected to meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has been a vocal critic of the president. Protesters filled George Square in Glasgow ahead of his arrival, the BBC reported. Shortly after Trump’s arrival at Turnberry a power paraglider was spotted flying close to the resort with a banner which said “Trump: Well below par”. The carnival will feature the giant Trump Baby balloon, which has been banned from both Turnberry and the Scottish Parliament. (IANS)