An Ayrshire hotel and golf course owned by former US President Donald Trump has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Trump Turnberry was one of 17 organisations across the country to sign the covenant, which acknowledges a commitment to treat those who serve or have served, and their families, with respect and fairness in society.

The event was held on March 26 and participating organisations networked and shared insights to mark the occasion.

Ayr Advertiser: Lieutenant Colonel Lee Curson, Commanding Officer of 6 SCOTS, a Reserve Infantry Battalion within

Lieutenant Colonel Lee Curson, commanding officer of 6 SCOTS within The Royal Regiment of Scotland, represented the services at the occasion, presenting each organisation with their Armed Forces Covenant certificate.

In addition to Trump Turnberry, certificates were also presented to DMI Fire and Security, Macleod Heilan Tours, Affinity Brokers, W&D McCulloch (Holdings), Core Timber, Wallace McDowall, Focus Energy Services, iSafe Homes, Blair's Windows, Glasgow's Golden Generation, Environmental Business Solutions, Capella Edina, Foresite Reactive Maintenance Services, Linian, SW Global Restructuring, and Indigo E-Commerce Digital.

Curtis Moore were also presented with a silver 'employee recognition scheme' award.

Ralph Porciani, general manager of Trump Turnberry, said: "Today marks a momentous occasion for Trump Turnberry as we proudly sign the Armed Forces Covenant, standing shoulder to shoulder with 17 other esteemed organisations from the Scottish Lowlands in support of our Armed Forces.

"This pledge symbolises not just our respect and appreciation for those who serve and have served, but also our commitment to ensuring they are treated with the fairness and respect they richly deserve.

“We are honoured to have hosted this landmark event, reinforcing the bonds between the military and civilian communities and very much hope that is today's signing underscores our deep gratitude and unwavering support for our armed forces, veterans, and their families."

Ayr Advertiser: Participant in the military golf tournament

The event continued with a military golf competition on Trump Turnberry’s Ailsa Course, host of four Open Championships.

The organisation and execution of the events were facilitated by the Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (Lowland RFCA), an agency that works closely with the Ministry of Defence to bridge understanding and support between defence organisations and civilians.

Colonel Ted Shields MBE DL, chief executive of Lowland RFCA, said: "For employers and Reservists at Turnberry on Tuesday morning, the recognition they received demonstrated just how much they are valued – by defence, for sure, but by society much more widely.

"The splendid event brought together Forces-friendly employers from across the region, all committed to ensuring defence people can flourish both in their military and civilian lives.

"Well done to all who have made this pledge."