Why we did it
A Voice for the Voiceless
The threat of forced evictions was deliberately held over the heads of the Menie families for nearly two years. Donald Trump’s track record showed he could not be trusted to behave reasonably towards his neighbours or act responsibly towards the environment.
The residents of Menie turned to the traditional avenues of support for help in their situation, the government, the police and the local press, but they found closed doors, as the bullying tactics and railroading of the Trump development were kept under the carpet.
Tripping Up Trump was a voice for the local residents, allowing their story to reach a wider audience and tell Scotland and the world how they had been treated and making it as difficult as possible for Trump to continue.
A Land Worth Protecting
The dunes and eco-system within Menie was unique, holding the classification of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It’s a beautiful land that had been home to wildlife.
Sadly, what made the Menie Dunes beautiful and unique, has been destroyed by Trump. A Site of Special Scientific Interest has been lost. Trump likes to think he’s improved on nature and made it even more special.
One of the planning conditions was meant to be for Trump to have put a bond of money in place, in case the project was not fulfilled, which seems increasingly likely. Unfortunately it seems that planning condition may have been left out too.