Wood predicts bleak future unless £1bn plans go ahead

By Ryan Crighton and Ross Davidson

Published: 09/10/2010

Aberdeen businessman Sir Ian Wood has warned of a bleak future for the north-east if the region fails to embrace the near £1billion investment represented by his Union Terrace Gardens plan and Donald Trump’s golf resort.

US billionaire Mr Trump received an honorary doctorate at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen yesterday in recognition of his business acumen and his plans to build a £750million golf resort at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire.

He said it was “a great honour” to receive the degree, which he plans to have framed and put on the wall of his office at Trump Tower in New York.

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