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Chairman’s Report

Created: October 11, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Chairman’s Report for the 2017 AGM 7th November, Perth Concert Hall Tourism in Scotland is generally doing well – national marketing campaigns are working successfully, helped by exchange rates favouring holidays in the UK for both our own residents as well as attracting overseas visitors.   The rise of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) has encouraged many new visitors […]

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Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Created: October 11, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Tourism Industry

£6m pledge to support popular sites around the country to grow and thrive The Scottish Government is to establish a fund to provide investment in infrastructure to support sustainable growth in rural tourism across Scotland. The Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund – which will see £6 million invested over two years (2018/19 and 2019/20) – will […]

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Update: Scottish Government Study into the Collaborative Economy

Created: September 1, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy: Call for Evidence – Analysis of Responses The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has been a key stakeholder in the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy. You can see an analysis of the call for evidence responses they received here.    

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Grenfell Tower Tragedy – Urgent Safety Review – Self-catering Properties

Created: July 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London the Scottish Government is seeking information regarding the presence of Aluminum Composite Cladding (ACM) in buildings in Scotland, including new builds or refurbished properties. ACM is a type of flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core, typically between 3 […]

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Energy Performance Certificates Regulations Loom

Created: July 6, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Threat EPC Regulations Pose to the Self-catering and Short-Term Letting Sector in Scotland The ASSC has recently responded to the Scottish Government’s Call for Evidence in relation to Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing.  A background briefing on EPCs and the ASSC’s full submission can be read […]

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Press Release: Self-catering apartments flourish in Perth thanks to the Fair City’s growing reputation as cultural and business hub

Created: June 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Perth’s growing reputation as a cultural and business hub has made it a flourishing location for traditional self-catering accommodation, according to the industry’s trade body. Read more

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Press Release: Booming Inverness is Scotland’s second largest city for traditional self-catering apartments

Created: June 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Self-catering Industry

A ‘booming’ tourism industry has helped make Inverness the nation’s second largest city for traditional self-catering accommodation, according to a major new study. An economic impact study by the industry’s trade body, The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), has revealed the growing popularity of the traditional self-catering sector within the nation’s cities. The report stated […]

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Cut Tourism VAT Campaign

Created: June 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Tourism VAT is on the agenda for the Government as part of the Confidence and Supply arrangement agreed by the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. As set out in the agreement, made public yesterday: A detailed consultative report will be commissioned into the impact of VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland to […]

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Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

Created: May 6, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Call for Evidence The Collaborative, or sharing, economy consists of giving, swapping, borrowing, trading, renting, and sharing products and services for a fee, between an individual who has something and an individual who needs something, via an online marketplace. In the case of self-catering / short-term letting it relates to Airbnb, HomeAway, Houseswap etc. Following the massive growth […]

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25% Discount on Membership!

Created: May 3, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Marketing, Member Benefits, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

From 1st May, we are offering a 25% discount on membership subscriptions and marketing packages, as well as no Joining Fee, when you join the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers. The ASSC is now undertaking more and more activities that support the self-catering sector in Scotland: We are actively working with the Rates Assessors and the Barclay […]

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