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Donald Trump Jr. Gets To Build 550 Luxury Homes Near Trump’s Scottish Golf Course Despite Thousands Protest

Thousands of residents opposed to the plans, but the council just voted to build the homes anyway

Donald Trump’s plans for a luxury housing estate near his Scottish golf course have been approved – despite setting a new record for objections.

The President’s firm applied to Aberdeenshire Council for permission to put up 550 luxury homes near his resort last month.

More than 3,000 people formally objected to the plans, while another 19,000 signed an online petition against them.

Source: Donald Trump given permission to build 550 luxury homes near Scottish golf course

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WATCH: GIANT EEL, Loch Ness Monster Mystery Could Have Been Solved by Scientists (Press Conference)

Prof Neil Gemmell speaks to media at Drumnadrochit after spending a year analysing DNA samples from the infamous Scottish lake. Source: 1 NEWS

At a press conference on the shores of Loch Ness, Scotland, DNA scientist Neil Gemmel announced the results of his year-long analysis of what creatures lurk beneath the mysterious seas. NBC’s Kelly Cobiella reports for TODAY.

Source: Loch Ness monster could be a giant eel, scientist says

LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Scotland’s fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch’s icy waters.
The results ruled out the presence of large animals such as dinosaurs, they said.
But there was a lot of eel DNA in the Loch, Professor Neil Gemmell, a geneticist from New Zealand’s University of Otago, told reporters.
“Eels are very plentiful in the loch system – every single sampling site that we went to pretty much had eels and the sheer volume of it was a bit of a surprise,” Gemmell said.
“We can’t exclude the possibility that there’s a giant eel in Loch Ness but we don’t know whether these samples we’ve collected are from a giant beast or just an ordinary one – so there’s still this element of ‘we just don’t know.'”

Source: Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists

48 hours in . . . Edinburgh, an insider guide to Scotland’s vibrant heart

From the medieval tenements, vennels and wynds of the Old Town to the elegance and grace of the Georgian New Town, Edinburgh thoroughly deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world.

Built on a human scale and easily navigated, Edinburgh readily gives up its secrets but has more to offer than just history written in stone. It’s a cosmopolitan city too, with Michelin-starred restaurants, a thriving café culture, vibrant and varied nightlife, great shopping and a strong contemporary arts scene.

Source: 48 hours in . . . Edinburgh, an insider guide to Scotland’s vibrant heart

WATCH: Boris Johnson booed as he visits Scotland For BREXIT ANNOUNCEMENT

Boris Johnson was given a frosty reception as he arrived to meet Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at Bute House in Edinburgh. After booing as he and his entourage entered the building, he left via a back door

Source: Boris Johnson booed as he visits Scotland – video

10 Places From Outlander You Can Actually Visit In Scotland

If you have joined the millions of people who are fascinated and in love with the television series Outlander , based on the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, then you have probably already been fantasizing about travelling to Scotland to explore some of the beautiful scenery featured in the show (and perhaps find your very own Jamie Fraser!). Many of the places in Scotland where the show was filmed are accessible to the public, so you can go and view the breathtaking castles, haunting moors, and quaint villages that make up the backdrop of Claire and Jamie’s romance. Continue at Source: 10 Places From Outlander You Can Actually Visit In Scotland

9 of the best Scottish ‘staycation’ destinations to explore this summer

People travel the world to visit Scotland’s mountains and lochs, but many who live here will often escape to warmer climes for a holiday.

Brexit and hopes of another heatwave are believed to be among the reasons why more people are looking closer to home for their holidays. Just under 50 per cent of Scots are considering a ‘staycation’ this year, where they go on holiday in their own country, according to research by eSky, while research earlier this month put the number at a higher 68 per cent. These are nine of the best options for a staycation in Scotland. Continue at Source: These are 9 of the best Scottish ‘staycation’ destinations to explore this summer