Trump opponent nominated for award

A LONGSTANDING opponent of Donald Trump’s golf course at Menie has been nominated for a Glenfiddich ‘Top Scot’ award in an online campaign.

Michael Forbes, who stays at the Menie Estate, has been nominated for the award by a number of Facebook users on a special page set up to back his campaign. As of Monday, the campaign had attracted more than 400 votes.

The crofter and salmon fisher, who has refused to be moved from his house on the estate, is being nominated on the basis of his longstanding refusal to move in the face of media glare and pressure from the Trump organisation. It is not understood at this juncture if he has endorsed his nomination.

The Top Scot Award recognises Scots who have contributed to the country’s reputation for excellence at home or abroad.

Previous winners of the award have included Chris Hoy, Walter Smith, Ian Rankin and Sharleen Spiteri.

The crofter - noted for his belligerence and intransigence in the face of pressure - was one of the stars of Anthony Baxter’s film ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ which aired on BBC 2 last month.