Theresa May will present Donald Trump with a quaich
The two leaders are expected discuss a post-Brexit trade deal, the future of NATO and security and intelligence co-operation.
Mrs May will reportedly give Mr Trump a quaich and his wife Melania a hamper filled with produce from Chequers, including jam, marmalade and apple juice.
What is a quaich?
A quaich – pronounced ‘quake’ – is an ancient two-handled Scottish cup which signifies trust and friendship.
Its form has remained the same since it first emerged in the Highlands sometime during the 17th century.
A quaich symbolises trust and friendship
Melania will receive a basket of goods from Chequers
Traditionally quaiches were made of wood, but now they are more commonly hewn from silver or pewter.
Commemorative quaiches are usually given as gifts or as prizes and are rarely used for drinking from.
Fisherman use them to pour whisky into rivers to mark the opening of the new salmon season each year.
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Trump has been married three times and has five children, plus eight grandchildren.
Mrs May will visit the White House tomorrow
Why is Theresa May giving Donald Trump a quaich?
The gift is a nod to Mr Trump’s Scottish heritage and connections.
His mother Mary MacLeod Trump was born on the Isle of Lewis, but later settled in New York.
Mr Trump also owns two golf courses in Aberdeenshire and Ayrshire, one of which will press ahead with major expansion plans despite the President’s pledge to halt new investments.
A Trump Organisation spokesperson said that the plans are “future phasing of existing property” rather than a new deal, and insisted that they would not prove a conflict of interest.