The feel-good era between New York property tycoon Donald Trump and Scotland's political leaders seems to have come to a dramatic end.
Trump has launched a blistering attack on Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond over plans to build a ''horrendous'' wind farm off the coast of his luxury Scottish golf resort. In an open letter, Trump accuses Salmond of being ''hell bent on destroying Scotland's coast line and therefore Scotland itself.''
The bitter words are a far cry from the love-in the two men enjoyed four years ago when Salmond backed Trump's 750 million pound (US $1.2 billion) golf development 12 miles (16 km) north of Aberdeen despite protests from environmentalists and locals about damage to rare sand dunes.
Back then, Trump invited Salmond to join him and actor Sean Connery to be the first to tee off on what the businessman described as ''the world's greatest golf course.'' Trump also heaped praise on Salmond's government after it overruled local lawmakers who rejected ...