Former US President Donald Trump's two golf courses in Scotland have reported losses for 2021.
SLC Turnberry, which manages Trump's famed Turnberry resort, saw pre-tax losses of £3.7m due to Covid-related closures.
Meanwhile, Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd, which operates the Menie Estate resort in Aberdeenshire, reported losses exceeding £696,000.
The companies received Covid payroll support of over £1m from the UK government.
The accounts for Golf Recreation Scotland, which owns Turnberry, record a loss of £14.7m for 2021, despite a profit of £1m; the loss was attributed to depreciation, foreign currency exchange, and exceptional expenses.
Two of former US President Donald Trump's golf courses in Scotland reported losses for 2021, according to accounts recently made public.
SLC Turnberry, operator of the Turnberry golf resort in South Ayrshire, experienced pre-tax losses of £3.7m, partially due to closures connected to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Additionally, Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd, which runs the Menie Estate resort in Aberdeenshire, reported pre-tax losses in excess of £696,000.
Both locations benefited from Covid payroll assistance from the UK government totalling £1m.
At the same time, accounts lodged with Companies House reveal that Golf Recreation Scotland, the company that owns Turnberry, experienced losses of £14.7m.
This was despite an operating profit of over £1m, due to various factors such as depreciation, foreign currency exchange, and "exceptional expenses".
A report from the Turnberry course, signed off by Eric Trump, described Brexit's impact on staffing and supply chains.
While The Independent noted the significant loss and emphasis on "exceptional items," The BBC chose to highlight the improvement at Menie Estate and the impact of closures due to Covid.
Reuters had a balanced article, summarising the losses at both resorts and highlighting the underlying improvements at the businesses.