Trump ordered to pay Scottish government's legal bills after losing court battle over windfarms near his golf resort
Trump's forays into Scottish tourism and politics over the years have had mixed results, with controversy centred on his development of a golf course near Aberdeen AFP/File / Andy BUCHANAN

After being defeated in a long-running court battle over windfarm development near his Scottish golf resort, the Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited has been ordered to pay the Scottish Government £225,000 in legal fees, The Scotsman reports.

The ruling comes over four years after the three-year battle to block the plan to build renewable energy stations near the resort ended.

“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," the Scottish government said in a statement.

According to The Scotsman, Trump's golf club in Scotland posted annual losses of £1.07m in 2018, making it the seventh year in a row that the company failed to make a profit, making its cumulative losses over £9.4m.