Po­lice Scot­land have ‘made plans’ for any visit by Pres­i­dent Trump

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PO­LICE Scot­land has “ar­range­ments” in place to deal with the fall-out from any fu­ture visit from Don­ald Trump.

It comes af­ter re­ports sug­gested the US pres­i­dent is ex­pected to visit Scot­land on his trip to the UK this sum­mer.

Scottish com­mu­nity safety min­is­ter Annabelle Ewing con­firmed prepa­ra­tions were un­der way, but said she had not been made aware of any visit.

She said: “I should make it clear that, at this time, the UK Gov­ern­ment does not ad­vise the Scottish Gov­ern­ment of any proposed visit to Scot­land. How­ever, we re­main in con­tact re­gard­ing the de­vel­op­ment of the itin­er­ary for the pres­i­dent’s visit.

“There is no law in Scot­land that stops peo­ple from protest­ing peace­fully. Po­lice Scot­land has con­firmed that ar­range­ments are in place to po­lice any visit in a way that main­tains the pub­lic’s right to protest peace­fully while en­forc­ing ex­ist­ing laws as nec­es­sary.”

Mr Trump is ex­pected to ar­rive in the UK on July 13, but the full itin­er­ary for his trip is not yet known. How­ever, there is wide­spread spec­u­la­tion the for­mer ty­coon – who owns golf re­sorts in Aberdeen­shire and Ayr­shire – will make a visit north of the border.

Right-wing sup­port­ers in Scot­land have urged the pres­i­dent, whose mother was born on the Isle of Lewis, to ditch Lon­don in favour of his “an­ces­tral home”.

„ Don­ald Trump may visit Scot­land in July.

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