Joe Biden was forced to tear up plans to stay at the chic Gleneagles Hotel after the place ran out of space, it has been reported.
The US president landed in Scotland for the COP26 climate summit on Monday afternoon.
Yesterday we reported that the 76-year-old stayed at the four-star Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club on the outskirts of Edinburgh for two nights.
The Scottish Sun now reports that Mr Biden’s team had originally planned for him to stay at the world – famous Gleneagles Hotel.
But they reportedly had to struggle to find the president a new place to live, after there were only four vacant rooms at the luxury hotel in Perthshire at the time.
A source told the publication: “Gleneagles was the first choice, but four rooms would never be enough.
“Dalmahoy is very, very nice, but that’s not immediately what comes to mind when you think of places where the world’s most powerful politicians can live.”
Additional security measures were in place in Dalmahoy to ensure that Mr Biden remained safe during his stay.
The wine cellar, which usually holds hundreds of top bottles, was temporarily converted into a makeshift nerve center so agents could monitor activity on the grounds and surrounding areas.
Sniper should also be in place during his stay.
All televisions were reportedly also removed from the building for fear they might have been tapped.
The same source said the president’s team had their own.
Joe Biden was seen flying out of Edinburgh Airport last night as he marked the end of his visit to Scotland.
The US president boarded his presidential plane Air Force One on Tuesday night and was in the air around 10:20 p.m.
And his stay did not go without a hiccup after he was allegedly flashed by a “big, naked Scottish man” as he traveled to the second day of the COP26 conference in Glasgow yesterday.
The White House’s Pool of Journalists said: “At one point when we were still on small country roads, a large, naked Scottish man stood by his front window and took a picture of the procession with his telephone.”
Don’t miss the latest news from across Scotland and elsewhere – Sign up for our daily newsletter here.