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Donald Trump’s golf resort ‘could face severe flooding’

The Dynamic Coast project has studied coastlines dating back to the 1890s to make predictions for the next 30 years.

Donald Trump’s five-star golf resort in Aberdeenshire is among a number of courses which could face severe flooding by the middle of this century, according to a study.

The Sunday Times reported Ordnance Survey research predicts the coast adjacent to the Trump International Golf Links resort, north of Aberdeen, will recede by tens of metres over the next two or three decades.

It raises concerns Mr Trump’s course, once described by the US president as the “best in the world”, could be flooded from the north.

About a sixth of Scotland’s 600 golf courses are located on the coast, including the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife and Royal Troon in Ayrshire.

Other sites at risk include Montrose Golf Links on Scotland’s east coast, according to the study.

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Donald Trump described Trump International Golf Links Resort as the 'best in the world' (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The Dynamic Coast project has studied coastlines dating back to the 1890s to make predictions for the next 30 years.

The newspaper reports Scotland’s seashore could recede by about 7% by 2050, threatening about £400 million worth of coastal property, roads and infrastructure.

About 600 natural heritage sites are also estimated to be at risk.

Mr Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate agreement in June and has speculated man-made climate change might be a “hoax” made up by the Chinese.

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