Barack Obama to visit Edinburgh

President Barack Obama is to visit Edinburgh in his first trip to Europe since his time in office.

Thursday, 6th April 2017, 10:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:20 pm
President Barack Obama is to visit Edinburgh. Picture; Getty

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The 44th US president will address philanthropy and business leaders at a dinner in Edinburgh on May 26 at the EICC hosted by The Hunter Foundation.

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President Barack Obama is to visit Edinburgh. Picture; Getty

It is understood that it is the President’s first visit to Scotland.

A competition is also being arranged offering one secondary school the chance to win a table at the dinner.

Sir Tom Hunter, founder of The Hunter Foundation commented; “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.”

President Obama has previously visited the UK and the Republic of Ireland while president.

President Barack Obama waves as he walks through the colonnade as he departs the Oval Office for the last time. Picture; Getty

All proceeds from the event will go to Scottish children’s charities.

President Barack Obama is to visit Edinburgh. Picture; Getty
President Barack Obama waves as he walks through the colonnade as he departs the Oval Office for the last time. Picture; Getty