A Scottish weekly newspaper’s local angle on Donald Trump’s victory saw it gain plenty of online attention yesterday.
The Republican candidate is the owner of Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie on the Johnston Press-owned newspaper’s patch.
Its headline received attention on Twitter and was share hundreds of times by other journalists including BBC Daily Politics presenter Andrew Neil, Buzzfeed UK’s Scotland reporter Jamie Ross, and Tim Johns, producer of BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show.
Morag Kuc, Johnston Press Aberdeenshire editor, told HTFP: “Obviously with the Trump International Golf Course on our doorstep we had to do something and, being the local paper, we always try our best to find the local angle – hence the headline.
“We have been stunned by the amount of interest we’ve had, but delighted that the Buchan Observer has made its very own headlines this week.”
Yesterday morning, several regional dailies ran special editions breaking the news of Mr Trump’s victory.