FAST-FOOD outlet Chick-fil-A, whose controversial business history includes funnelling millions of dollars to anti-LGBT organisations, has quietly opened a store in the Scottish Highlands.

The US chain opened the doors of a new restaurant in the MacDonald Aviemore Resort around three weeks ago, according to the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.

The first eatery of its kind in the UK faced immediate backlash and protest, resulting in the store's licence not being extended beyond its first six months.

However, the second store to open, situated in the four-star resort in Cairngorms National Park, has so far raised little attention.

A Macdonald Hotel spokesperson told the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald on October 23: “A Chick-fil-A location has opened at our Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

“Chick-fil-A has already proved very popular with our guests and we are happy to be able to provide this quality food expense as an option.”

The US fast-food chain has a long history of supporting anti-LGBT causes, such as donating almost $3 million to an anti-marriage equality organisation in 2011.

In 2017, the organisation poured over $1.8 million to anti-equality organisations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which requires staff to accept "sexual purity" and opposes same-sex marriage.

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The founder of Chick-fil-A was also known to fund organisations that supported gay and transgender conversion therapy, while his now-CEO son claimed that same-sex marriage was an act of arrogance against God.

A Chick-fil-A spokesperson said: “Chick-fil-A is always evaluating potential new locations in the hope of serving customers great food and award-winning service.

“The Macdonald Aviemore Resort gives us an opportunity to learn and gain a stronger understanding of local consumer tastes and preferences as part of our ongoing exploration.”