A FORMER Tory MP has welcomed Donald Trump to Scotland and thanked him for signing his “Make America Great Again” hat.

Ross Thomson, who served as the Conservative MP for Aberdeen South between 2017 and 2019, posted footage of the welcoming party which received Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire on his Instagram on Monday.

The video showed the former president leaving his car as staff at the golf course applauded and fireworks were set off.

A live band complete with bagpiper were also in attendance, surrounded by American flags buffeted by the wind.

The following post shows Trump signing a “Make America Great Again” hat, which now appears to be in the possession of Thomson.

The caption read: “Thank you Mr President”.

Following his resignation as a Conservative MP in 2019, Thomson has worked in public affairs.

He now serves as director of Scotland policy for the Unionist think tank Centre for the Union alongside DUP MP Ian Paisley.

However, he wasn’t the only Scot to heap praise upon Donald Trump.

Dean from “the Peterhead area” was interviewed by GB News outside Trump International and said he had turned out to show the former president that there were people in Scotland who supported him.

While sporting a “Make America Great Again” cap, he said: “I’m here today to show Donald Trump that Scotland welcomes him.

“He’s had a lot of publicity that’s been quite negative in Scotland and for anybody to travel to a country where they think the government and maybe the public are against them isn’t the greatest.

“So, I’m here just to show Donald Trump that he does have support. He does bring a lot of good business.

“I mean, do we no want to see the people who we support? If it was Elvis coming the day or Johnny Cash, I’m pretty sure there’d be a group of people here.”

He added that although he wasn’t American, he supported Trump and felt that Scotland’s politicians could learn from him.

“Our government is broken. Our system’s done. We need a change and Donald Trump brought that to a lot of Americans for four years as president.

“Here, so far, we’ve had no prime minister [and] no first minister that’s even considered bringing change.

“We still talk about independence from six years ago in Scotland. I think it’s time to move on.

“I’ve been living here for a year and a half and I’ve not even met my GP. We need real change in this country.

“I’m just looking for a leader like him to be here.”

Donald Trump is currently facing both criminal and civil legal action in the United States.

However, despite his legal woes, he has announced his intention to run in the 2024 presidential elections.