why does the trump trail go cold in the hebrides?

If only Donald Trump wasn’t such a nasty piece of work…” There are plenty in the Republican Party harbouring that sentiment at present, but for different reasons it also has resonance on the Isle of Lewis.

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Trump with, from left to right, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and cousins Willie Murray, Alasdair Murray, Calum Murray and Chrissie Murray at the house in Tong where his mother was brought up

Leader: Trump as keen to play down Scottish links as we are

The man who many believe is destined to be the next president of the United States of America is half Scottish. Who would ever have believed it? The figure who could become the most powerful person in the world is the son of a woman from the Outer Hebrides. It’s the sort of tale that would normally have Scottish hearts bursting with pride. When it comes to achievement, rarely is a Scottish connection too tenuous to celebrate. And with Donald John Trump, there is no digging to prove his Scottish credentials, because he is bona fide – the son of a Scottish immigrant who spent the formative first 18 years of her life in her native land.

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Cutting air passenger duty could make direct flights between Scotland and China an economic possibility, argue campaigners. Picture: David Moir

Scotland air link to China by 2021 if air passenger duty cut

A long-sought-after air route between Scotland and China could be launched in under five years if air passenger duty (APD) is cut, Edinburgh Airport has claimed.

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Tributes paid to three Brits killed in Italian quake

Tributes paid to three Brits killed in Italian quake

Tributes have been paid to the three Britons who were among the 268 people killed in the earthquake which has devastated central Italy.

People march in the southern French city of Port-Leucate to protest against the municipal ban forbidding the wearing of Burkinis.
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Controversial ‘burkini’ ban suspended by French court

France’s highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits that was imposed in a town on the Mediterranean coast.

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Czech tourist Pavlina Pizova,  whose partner fell to his death, survived a harrowing month in the frozen New Zealand wilderness before being rescued.
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Hiker describes 30 day wilderness ordeal after partner dies

A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the “harrowing” ordeal in which her partner died.

Celtic fans provoked Uefa's ire by displaying Palestinian flags at their match against Hapoel Be'er Sheva. Picture: John Devlin

St Etienne follows Celtic in staging Palestine flag display

French football fans may be facing sanctions after staging a pro-Palestine flag display just a week after a similar protest by Celtic supporters.

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Nigel Farage at Donald Trump rally. Picture: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton hits out at Nigel Farage after Trump rally

HILLARY Clinton has launched a vicious attack on Nigel Farage after the outgoing Ukip leader said he would not vote for the Democratic presidential-hopeful even if he was paid to do so.

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Apple has isused a global update of its operating system. Picture: Pixabay

Apple releases global software update after spyware scare

APPLE has issued a global update of its iOS mobile operating system after a botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using spyware.

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US tourist ‘overwhelmed’ by response to lost camera appeal

A tourist who made a heartfelt online appeal for the camera she lost on a poignant trip to Scotland has said she has been overwhelmed by the response.

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Heavily damaged buildings in a residential neighbourhood of the modern town of Palmyra after Syrian troops recaptured the city. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Scottish heritage experts to help rebuild war-torn Syria

Scottish Heritage experts will help rebuild war-torn Syria once fighting has ended.

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Search continues for Italian earthquake survivors. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Italy earthquake: Race to find survivors as death toll hits 250

The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to 250 as rescuers continue efforts to find survivors.

Nigel Farage with Donald Trump. Pictutre: Getty

Farage tells Trump rally Brexit a win for anti-establishment

Nigel Farage has said he would not vote for US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if he was paid, but stopped short of explicitly endorsing her rival Donald Trump.

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French attempts to ban the wearing of burkinis is sending out all the wrong signals to all the wrong people. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Joyce McMillan: Burkini ban is a symptom of failure

Bid to appease the far right by hitting at easy target is gesture politics at its most dangerous writes Joyce McMillan

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US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Jeddah. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

UN seeks international probe into Yemen civil war

The UN human rights chief has called for an international investigation of rights abuses and violence in Yemen’s civil war, which has killed thousands of people, as he insisted that a domestic panel set up to look into violations has not been up to the task.

Kim Jong-Un with North Korean military leaders observes the launching of a Pukguksong missile from a submarine. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

North Korea missile test adds to Military First celebrations

North Korea marked its “Military First” holiday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile test it hopes will serve as a warning to Washington and Seoul to stop holding joint military exercises Pyongyang sees as a dress rehearsal for invasion.

Crowds in Bogota celebrate the peace treaty that is hoped will end the 50-year war between the Colombian government and Farc rebels. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Colombia and Farc rebels sign peace deal after 50-year war

Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel group have reached a historic deal to end a half century of hostilities in one of the world’s longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.

The vehicle involved in the hit and run had Edinburgh plates.

Spain police try to trace hit-and-run driver who killed Scot

An online appeal by Spanish police to trace the driver of a car involved in a hit and run incident which claimed the life of an Edinburgh grandfather has been inundated with hundreds of telephone calls and e-mails.

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Mia Ayliffe-chung, from Derbyshire, has been named as the victim of a stabbing at a backpackers' hostel in Australia. Picture: Tommy Martin/PA Wire

British woman, 21, stabbed to death in Australia hostel

A 21-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

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Rescuers stretcher a casualty from a building following the earthquake. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Italian earthquake kills at least 120, with over 350 injured

At least 120 people have been killed and more than 350 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, authorities say.

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