All fore nothing
Quite frankly the Menie golf course, part of the “Trump Triangle,” should never have been permitted (Martyn Mclaughlin, Perspective, 11 October).
Reportedly the north-east golfing attraction lost “nearly £1.4 million last year” and £1.1m the year before.
Wasn’t there an economic argument justifying the “severe impact” on the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)? The economic benefits were of “national importance,” would diversify the economy and support development of tourism. Pity many conventional economists didn’t see a global financial crisis and an oil price crash coming. It’s unlikely the Menie golf course will replace the jobs lost, with the downturn in oil.
Ethical economics opposed the plans for the Menie golf
resort because it would destroy the SSSI.
ELLIS THORPE Old Chapel Walk, Inverurie