Alf Porilo Strikes Again

For a weekly newspaper such as the East Kilbride News, it’s not every year that April 1 lands on publication date.

And so, last Wednesday, the paper ran its April Fools’ joke, suggesting that US property tycoon, Donald Trump, was thinking of abandoning plans to build a golf course resort in Aberdeenshire, for a site in East Kilbride.

There was even a quote from an Alf Porilo.

But it didn’t stop the picture desk of one national, daily newspaper contacting the News for directions to the location.

Attention all media outlets: Send a single line description of your April Fool’s joke, by Tuesday evening, for publication on Wednesday.

* Send your Scottish media news and gossip, in the strictest confidence, to