Put wind farm in the middle of Trump’s golf course

It is incredible to read Donald Trump’s complaints about the proposal for a wind farm in the sea near his wonderful golf course development ("Trump: I was betrayed by Salmond over wind turbines", The Herald, February 27; Letters, February 28).

Apart from the fact that nobody has a right to a view from their property, the assessment of how a wind farm affects the quality of outlook is a personal matter.

Unlike the US, Britain – and Scotland – have policies to increase power generation by renewable methods. This should mean fewer massive power stations and their apparently poor impact on scenery, and the environment. Apart from Mr Trump, who decided that new golf courses were things of beauty? They can blend into the landscape but their roads, car parks, clubhouses, workshops, garages, pathways and flags do not blend in. Nor do the people walking around with bags of sticks.

Here is an inspired solution: drop the proposals for the offshore wind turbines and put them on the golf course. This would offer Mr Trump the opportunity to give his course a novel name and an even more novel challenge for golfers. Balls hitting wind turbines?

Kenneth HW Campbell,

15 Calder Avenue, Troon.

Your front page story whereby Donald Trump appears to be entering( uninvited) the running of Scotland makes me wonder where it will all end. The latest figure shows the population of the US at 313,232,044.

Can we expect all or any of the rest of them to add threats of lawsuits or will they be too busy looking after their own country in an election year?

Ian Gilbert, 16 Robertson Crescent, Pitlochry.