Scottish taxpayers have given Donald Trump a £110,000 handout to help his £11 million golf business in Ayrshire, The Ferret can reveal.
Taxpayer funded bodies paid up to £1,200 a head for staff and guests to attend an exclusive dinner with former US President Barack Obama.
Journalists have accused the Scottish Government of failing to keep records and frustrating freedom of information law.
Private finance schemes are to be investigated by public spending watchdogs after they punched a £932m hole in the Scottish Government’s budget.
Officials acting at the request of a developer aiming to build hundreds of homes for private rent have been criticised.