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About the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers

Founded in 1978, the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. The ASSC is the only trade body representing the interests of the traditional self-catering sector. It has more than 650 Members, operating in excess of 7,000 self-catering properties throughout Scotland, from city centre apartments, to rural cottages, to lodges and chalets, to castles. The ASSC commits its members to maintaining the principles of “quality, integrity, cleanliness, comfort, courtesy and efficiency” and to offering visitors to Scotland consistently high standards within their self-catering properties.

The ASSC has close links with other European countries, as founding members of the European Holiday Homes Association (EHHA). It is also a member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance Council. The Association works closely with local authorities and Scottish Government to support the self-catering and short-term let sector and has recently produced a Code of Conduct for members.

In October 2016, ASSC incorporated and ASSC Ltd is now a consortium co-operative limited by guarantee. ASSC Ltd is run by and for owners and operators and is still funded entirely by annual subscriptions and services to members, supported by our Partners for Business. The ASSC is a not for profit organisation with our vision to place our members at the forefront of a professional, vibrant and prosperous Scottish self-catering sector.

The ASSC does not run a booking agency, but helps to market members’ properties via a visitor facing website, EmbraceScotland and various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visitors deal directly with ASSC members, benefitting from the personal touch and direct booking discounts. Our guests will enjoy an authentic experience of the real Scotland, its local people, events, landscape and food. No commission is taken.

The Staff Team

The ASSC staff are here to help you, your business and the self-catering industry:

Board Members

The ASSC is governed by a Board of Directors who give their time to support the development of the sector.  They are all owners and operators of self-catering businesses in Scotland.

Current directors of the board are:

  • Linda Battison – Chair of the Board
  • Geraldine Hamilton
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Samantha Mossman
  • Bob McAlpine
  • Emma Poulton Parley
  • Les Robinson
  • Tara Scott
  • Christine Ward

The ASSC Articles of Association

The Articles of Association follow the co-operative ethos and principles and are lodged with Companies House. The company is managed by the Board of Directors and members are bound by the Members Operating Agreement which incorporates new policies approved at our Annual General Meeting. The Code of Conduct is one such policy that will be ratified at our first AGM as a co-operative company this November.

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