The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 1 May 2014

South Ayrshire Council welcomes Donald Trump’s Turnberry acquisition


South Ayrshire Council has today (1 May) welcomed the news that Donald Trump has bought the iconic Turnberry golf and leisure resort in the Carrick area of South Ayrshire.


The Council’s Executive Director for Economy, Neighbourhood and Environment, Lesley Bloomer {pictured above) said: “Ayrshire is a great place for golf, with some of the most stunning courses not just in the country – but in the world – available to golfers from near and far.


“With all this area has to offer, I’m not surprised Donald Trump has been attracted to such an exciting business opportunity that will further enhance the reputation of south-west Scotland as a place to experience fantastic golf and other leisure activities.

“Turnberry is one of the world’s greatest courses and is set against some of the world’s most stunning scenery. It is a precious jewel in Scotland’s golfing crown and contributes significantly to tourism and the economy across Ayrshire. 

“We extend a very warm welcome to Mr Trump and his business team who certainly seem to share our ambitions for this wonderful area.  

“We’re working to boost both business investment in our area and golf tourism development, where we’re working with 38 golf clubs to bring more golfers to Ayrshire to enjoy all we have to offer.

“The news of this purchase supports both of these ambitions and we look forward to maintaining our close working relationship with Turnberry as it enters a new era with Mr Trump.”


John Scott (pictured above), Scottish Conservative MSP for Ayr, said: "This is very exciting news for golf at Turnberry, Ayrshire and the west of Scotland. Mr Trump's canny investment in the only privately-owned Open Championship golf course will attract golfers to Ayrshire from all over the world. It will have the potential to bring more visitors to our already world-renowned Clyde coast golf courses and will provide a welcome boost to our tourist industry."

South Ayrshire Council and Turnberry are both 
Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


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