DONALD TRUMP landed in Scotland last night as he continues his visit to the UK.
The president touched down in Air Force One at Prestwick Airport around an hour behind schedule.
Crowds lined the perimeter of the airport to catch a glimpse at the plane and spot Trump and wife Melania disembarking.
After being greeted by Scottish Secretary David Mundell, the presidential motorcade whisked Trump and his delegation through Ayrshire to his resort at Turnberry, where he’ll spend the weekend playing golf.
Further protests are to be staged against Trump across the country.
Yesterday, thousands marched in London against his politics and there was a large turnout in Glasgow’s George Square in an attempt to send a message to Trump.
Today, thousands of people are expected in Edinburgh for a Carnival of Resistance in the Meadows area of the capital.
Campaigners will also gather outside the Trump International Golf Links in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, on Saturday, and it is predicted there could be further demonstrations at Turnberry.
Greenpeace flew a paraglider with a banner message saying “Trump Well Below Par” above the resort on Friday evening.
Ben Stewart, from the campaign group, said: “Theresa May should not have dignified Trump with a visit to the UK. The vast majority of British people are appalled by his words and deeds. He is, simply, the worst president ever. That’s why we flew over him with a message branding him well below par.”
Despite saying a blimp depicting Mr Trump as a whingeing nappy-clad baby had made him feel unwelcome in London he is expected to be playing golf while Saturday’s protests take place.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell greeted the president at Prestwick on Friday night and said: “(Mr Trump) said he had been in Scotland many times and was very pleased to be here as president.
“He obviously feels very strongly about his mother’s Scottish heritage and he’s looking forward to playing golf at Turnberry and is hopeful that the weather will be conducive to that.”
The main focus of Mr Trump’s visit was his meeting with the Prime Minister on Friday, which took place in the wake of an explosive newspaper interview in which he said the Theresa May’s Brexit plans would kill off a trade deal with America and Boris Johnson would be a “great prime minister”.
At a press conference later in the grounds of the PM’s country residence, Mr Trump insisted he “didn’t criticise” the Prime Minister and hit out at “fake news”.
The US president told Mrs May “whatever you do is OK with me” on Brexit, but urged her to “make sure we can trade together”.
We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world,” she added.
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