SCOTLAND'S economy will suffer if Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf resort is not finished as planned, his legal team has claimed.

Mr Trump has said he will pull the plug on his plans to build a large hotel, holiday homes and a residential village if an offshore wind farm goes ahead.

He claims the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will spoil the view.

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Lawyers acting for the US property billionaire are challenging the legality of the Scottish Government's decision to approve the wind farm at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. The resort would create between 4000 and 5000 jobs and cost at least £1 billion over seven years to construct,

James Mure QC, for the Scottish Government, said objections to the wind farm were properly considered throughout the planning process. The case continues.