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ASSC Response to Criticism of the Holiday Let Sector

Created: August 16, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry

The ASSC have responded to criticism of the holiday let sector in today’s edition of The Courier (16th August 2017). The original article can be seen here. You can access the online version of letter here. A full copy of the letter is available to view below.  “Dear Sir, The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers write in response […]

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Press Release: ASSC Hits Back at Short-Term Let Critics

Created: August 14, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

The ASSC has responded to the increasing level of criticism levelled at the short term letting sector. A number of reports released in recent weeks ignore the substantial benefits the sector brings to the local and national economy. In the second in a series of briefing papers on short-term lets, Andy Wightman, a Scottish Green […]

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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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An Update from Scottish Cottages

Created: July 2, 2017
Posted in: Partners for Business, Self-catering Industry

Cottages.com, part of our Partners for Business Scottish Cottages brand, is proud to announce the launch of its new office in Brodick on the Ilse of Arran. Demand for quality holiday homes in the region is on the rise and there is a huge opportunity for property owners, in particular those in beautiful places such […]

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ASSC Conference Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

Created: July 2, 2017
Posted in: Annual Conference, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The ASSC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the only major event aimed directly at the people and businesses providing short-term let and holiday rental accommodation in Scotland. This year we will focus on “Future-Proofing: Self-Catering in Scotland”.  Read more…

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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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VisitScotland 2016 Visitor Summary Insights

Created: June 27, 2017
Posted in: Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized, Visit Scotland

Overnight stay International & Domestic plus day Tourism performance in Scotland in 2016 demonstrated a complex relationship between domestic and international visitor behaviour. Read the full report: 2016 Stats Summary.

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