A GREENPEACE activist who protested the visit of Donald Trump by paragliding over controlled airspace at Turnberry has been arrested.

The 55-year-old has not yet been charged over the incident, which took place at around 9.45pm on Friday, July 13.

The US President was taking in the evening sunshine with business associates on the lawn of his Ayrshire golf course when the protestor was seen flying above carrying a banner saying: ‘Trump Well Below Par #resist’

Security agents ushered the president inside as the activist glided overhead.

A no-fly zone had been enforced over the while Mr Trump was in residence.

At the time, Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch said: "We are investigating a breach of the air exclusion zone over Turnberry Hotel, which is a criminal offence.

"We are attempting to trace the pilot and I would appeal to anyone with any information about the incident to call Police Scotland on 101."

Greenpeace said they told Police Scotland about their intentions beforehand, as well as informing air traffic control at nearby Prestwick Airport.

However, the Scottish Hang-gliding and Paragliding Federation condemned the protest as a violation of airspace.

A spokesperson said: "To violate airspace risks mid-air collision and is illegal and highly irresponsible. It also brings the sport of paragliding into disrepute.

"It is highly regrettable that the actions of one individual may have damaged the good reputation of powered paragliders in Scotland.”