The Scottish brewers have launched a petition to rename Prestwick Airport ahead of a potential visit from Donald Trump.

With reports that Donald Trump may fly to Scotland after he leaves office, BrewDog have started a petition to rename Prestwick Airport ‘Joe Biden International’.

The Scottish brewers BrewDog are known for their tongue in cheek antics, and have previously trolled Donald Trump by asking fans to name a beer inspired by him.

But now, co-founder of BrewDog James Watt is asking the people of Scotland to sign their petition to rename Prestwick Airport – where Trump often flies to when visiting Turnberry – ‘Joe Biden International’.

Writing on his social media, James said: “Apparently, Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in Scotland later this week.

“He always flies into Glasgow Prestwick Airport. So, @BrewDog have started a petition to rename this airport ‘Joe Biden International’.”

The petition, which is hosted on Change.org, currently has over 500 signatures with comments on the page including: “This would be a fantastically Scottish thing to do!” and “Donald Trump is not welcome in Scotland.”

Trump’s potential trip caused politicians across Scotland to back calls to bar him from entering Scotland and the UK in the wake of recent violence in Washington DC, describing him as a “dangerous criminal” who should face prosecution.

BrewDog recently decided to celebrate the launch of its carbon neutral Lost Lager by giving away a free four pack to all who managed to get online and pay the postage.

The BrewDog website was inundated as fans queued to get their hands on the free beers.

Lost Lager is brewed using surplus bread provided by local businesses, wind power from BrewDog turbines, and the new streamlined process used in the brewing process uses a third less water.

The beer will be launching exclusively at Tesco (online and instore) from 26 January.

The brewers kicked off the year by offering their bars as spaces in which to roll out the coronavirus vaccine, with co-founder James Watt tweeting Nicola Sturgeon and Matt Hancock.

Mr Watt tweeted: “Hi @MattHancock & @NicolaSturgeon. We would like to offer our closed @BrewDog venues to help with a quick roll out of the vaccine. For free.”

The chain which has bars in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverurie, Perth, Peterhead, St Andrews and Stirling as well as various other locations across the UK hopes to offer up its spaces as their ‘ace team’ are keen to help in the fight against the virus.

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