Highland Clearances comparison ‘disrespectful’

Author hits out over actress’s Trump remark

By Ross Davidson

Published: 15/10/2009

Comparing the Highland Clearances with Donald Trump’s golf resort plans dishonours the memory of the Highlanders, according to a historian who has studied the event.

Tim Newark said Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton was “completely mad” to accuse Mr Trump of attempting a “21st-century clearance” on the development at the Menie Estate, near Balmedie.

Ms Swinton joined Tripping up Trump, the protest group against the property magnate’s plans, last week.

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