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Barack Obama is to make his first visit to Scotland

Barack Obama is to make his first visit to Scotland, where he will attend a charity dinner event, by The Hunter Foundation.

The dinner in Edinburgh on May 26 is being organised by The Hunter Foundation, set up by leading businessman Sir Tom Hunter.

He said: “From the South Side of Chicago to the White House has been an epic, historic journey and it will be a true honour to hear that story from the man who made that journey."

“We are both truly proud and delighted to be hosting the 44th president of the United States in Scotland at this event.” Mr Hunter has said to the Press Association that he is “really chuffed” Mr Obama is coming to Scotland."

“We’re always looking for really inspiring speakers to come along to Scotland, and really inspire and inform,” Mr Hunter said. “To be able to get president Obama, we’re really chuffed.”

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