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Donald Trump hits back at Scotland after being stripped of his honorary degree by Robert Gordon University. Picture: John Devlin

Donald Trump hits back at Scotland after being stripped of his honorary degree by Robert Gordon University. Picture: John Devlin

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TODAY’s top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including Donald Trump, Dave King and more Forth Road Bridge fallout.

Donald Trump hits back at Robert Gordon University snub

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he should be thanked for investing in Scotland after he was stripped of an honorary degree and removed as a business ambassador.

“I have done so much for Scotland, including building Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, which has received the highest accolades, and is what many believe to be one of the greatest golf courses anywhere in the world.”

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/donald-trump-i-have-done-so-much-for-scotland-1-3971960

Nicola Sturgeon under fire over Forth Road Bridge

Opposition leaders attacked the SNP leader at First Ministers Questions over the closure which was prompted widespread disruption for commuters and businesses.

Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pointed to official documents from the former bridge operator which show it suffered a 58 per cent cut to its budget before the current crack was found which brought about its closure.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/fmqs-nicola-sturgeon-under-fire-over-forth-road-bridge-1-3972122

Forth Road Bridge repairs to start next week

Repairs to the Forth Road Bridge are expected to start next week but its operator warned they would be weather dependent.

Mark Arndt, a chartered engineer who is Amey’s account director responsible for the bridge, said: “Our teams have been working 24/7 since the defect was identified a little over a week ago.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/forth-road-bridge-repairs-set-to-start-next-week-1-3971935

Man collapses on packed Fife to Edinburgh train

An elderly man needed oxygen as he was stretchered off a commuter train bursting at the seams because of the Forth Road Bridge closure.

Passengers claimed the man fainted as a direct result of conditions on the three-carriage train taking commuters from Fife to Edinburgh.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/forth-road-bridge-man-collapses-on-packed-train-1-3971990

Dave King ‘did not breach’ Mike Ashley injunction

Rangers chairman Dave King was found not to have breached a court injunction over the details of Sports Direct’s commercial deal with the Ibrox club.

King could have spent 30 days in prison had he been found guilty of the offence, while Sports Direct were also seeking £200,000 in compensation.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/rangers/dave-king-did-not-breach-mike-ashley-injunction-1-3972113

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