Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has entered the space race, in a manner of speaking:
The tycoon is backing calls for Prestwick airport in Ayrshire to be chosen as the launchpad for commercial space flights and will offer VIP packages for passengers at his nearby Turnberry golf resort if it is.
In its bid, a consortium will unveil Trump as the exclusive hotel partner for rich space tourists jetting into the region from across the globe. Tailor-made packages will include castle tours, visits to distilleries and island-hopping in the Hebrides.
Prestwick is competing with five other sites in England and Scotland to be named as the United Kingdom’s first spaceport.