The Trump Organisation is to pay the Scottish Government £225,000 to cover its legal bills following a long-running court battle over an offshore wind farm near his Scottish golf resort.

The settlement effectively brings to a close several years of court disputes between the US president's firm and Scots authorities, reported by The Scotsman.

Trump claimed the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) would spoil the view from Trump International Golf Links near Balmedie.

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His attempts to overturn planning permission for the project were repeatedly dismissed in Scottish courts during a three-year legal campaign, which led to the case being rejected by the Supreme Court in 2015.

During that time it saw Trump - prior to becoming a presidential candidate - press his case before a Holyrood committee in 2012 as well as start a high-profile dispute with the then-first minister Alex Salmond.

In February, the Court of Session determined that the Trump Organisation should pay Scottish ministers the legal bills incurred over the course of the company's unsuccessful legal fight.

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Since becoming president, Trump has officially delegated company management to his sons Donald Jr and Eric Trump.

A total of 11 turbines make up the EOWDC site off the Aberdeen coast, which includes some of the most powerful wind turbines in the world.

A Scottish Government spokesman said: "We can confirm that settlement has now been reached - and this has removed the need for the expenses to be determined by the auditor of the Court of Session.

"Expenses amounting to £225,000 will now be paid to Scottish ministers by the petitioners."