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No pride from Trump's ancestral Scottish Isle

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ese Bronze Age stones may not hold a candle to Trump's tower, but they have a lot more in common with the US presidential candidate than first meets the eye. These are the Callanish Stones on the Scottish island of Lewis, where Donald Trump's mother grew up.
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's a heritage that Trump has long being proud and vocal about.
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But Reuters' correspondent Liz O'Lear, has just returned from the island, and says locals there don't quite feel the same connection.>> People in Lewis are slightly nonplussed about the attention the island has been given because of his heritage. So, if you stop people on the street and you ask them what they think, largely speaking, they will just smile and look away, and they're not really prepared to give an opinion.
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>> Mainland Scots, however, are not so gentle with their opinions, with many hoping his campaign in the US won't bring embarrassment to Scottish shores. He does have some home supporters and a Facebook fan page with 84 likes. But he lost a lot of backing in Scotland with talk of banning Muslims from the US, not a popular view in a country that prides itself on being inclusive and racially integrated.
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Trump has visited the mainland several times for the two golf courses he runs there. But it's been almost a decade since his private plane landed in Lewis.>> People do have stories about his family on the island. And some of the neighbors who live nearby in Tong, which is his mother's village, told me about how his mother used to visit in the 60s and 70s, and how his father, who was by then already a millionaire, would ship over a Cadillac on the ferry from the US, and the Cadillac would take her around the islands.
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The car was so big, one of the neighbors told me, that if you were driving past you'd end up in a ditch.>> Enthusiastic to promote his Scottish roots in the US, where family ancestry is valued, Trump may be hoping for some extra credibility. A visit from him in Lewis would certainly give the weather-beaten locals something to talk about.
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But their obvious lack of support may not leave him feeling so bonny.