Alicia Bruce: Menie

Getting Trumped

Since 2010 photographer Alicia Bruce has collaborated with a Scottish community who stood up to Donald Trump. Menie, an area of outstanding natural beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest 20 minutes north of Aberdeen, became a contested landscape as Trump announced plans to build “The Greatest Golf Course in the World.” Locals were bullied and belittled by Trump in the international press and Alicia was threatened by Trump security. The resulting images and statements revealed a resilient community who cared deeply for their landscape.

The portraits were purchased by National Galleries of Scotland archiving the residents’ side of the story in Scottish history.