About the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers
The ASSC, formed in 1978, committed its members to maintaining the principles of “comfort, cleanliness, courtesy and efficiency” and to offering visitors to Scotland consistently high standards within their self-catering properties.
More than 30 years later, and now with a vastly increased membership, these ASSC ideals continue. As does our emphasis on understanding and providing a quality experience to our visitors and guests. It is still an independent Association run by and for owners and operators, which is funded entirely by annual subscriptions and services to members.
Our members own and manage over 3,000 rural and city properties throughout Scotland, ranging from cottages and chalets to flats, lodges and castles. Owners with just a single property, up to operators of large self-catering complexes, all enjoy unique benefits of membership.
The ASSC does not run a booking agency, but we help to market our members properties via our visitor facing website, EmbraceScotland. We encourage visitors to deal directly with our members, to benefit from the personal touch and enjoy an authentic experience of the real Scotland, its local people, events, landscape and food.
The Staff Team
The ASSC staff are here to help you, your business and the self-catering industry:
- Fiona Campbell, Mansefield House – Chief Executive
- Eleanor McBain – Membership Secretary
- Emma Gibb – Marketing Administrator
- Ali Campbell – Marketing Executive
The ASSC is governed by an Executive Committee made up of volunteers who give their time to support the development of the sector. They are all owners and operators of self-catering businesses in Scotland.
Current members of the Committee are:
- David Smythe, Cloag Farm Cottages – Chairman
- Linda Battison, Cologin Country Chalets
- Geraldine Hamilton, Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages
- Robert Kennedy, Orroland Holiday Cottages
- Nick Morgan, Kiltarlity Lodges
- Lynn Pitt, Mill of Nethermill
- Les Robinson, Gael Holiday Homes
- Tara Scott, TS Properties
- Christine Ward, Border Holiday Homes
The ASSC Constitution
The Constitution is the main governing document for membership of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers. All Members are subject to the terms of the Constitution. The Constitution is amended and updated by a majority vote at an Annual General Meeting.
The ASSC Self-Catering Charter
The ASSC Self-Catering Charter is designed to give visitors a clear idea of what to expect from ASSC Members and agreeing to abide by this code of practice is a condition of membership.