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Industry and sectoral news, information, insights and support are offered exclusively to ASSC Members via regular emails in the Members’ Area of this website. To see an archive of past issues click here: (Please note to access all the articles in full you will need to be a member of ASSC.)

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Why our decades-old industry is worried about blunt new Airbnb rules

Created: September 18, 2018
Posted in: Business, Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

An interesting Article from Dorren Quinn, CEO of the Irish Self-Catering Federation: “The self-catering sector plays an integral role in Irish tourism. “BACK IN THE 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, even into the ’80s, a fortnight’s holiday at home in Ireland was the fashionable thing to do. “You headed off with everything but the kitchen sink to […]

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Press Release: Baxter’s Place Planning Permission Refusal

Created: August 31, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Regulations, Representation

City of Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Subcommittee unanimously refused planning permission for a short-term letting proposal at 7-8 Baxter’s Place. Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “The ASSC supports fully the decision to refuse planning permission to the ‘party flats’ at Baxter’s Place. “Running a ‘party flat’ in this manner and permitting […]

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A Message from the ASSC Chairman: CrowdJustice Appeal to Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental

Created: August 30, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

CrowdJustice Appeal – Stop the threat facing Short-Term Rental : https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/shorttermrentalthreat2/ “We at the ASSC have been alerted to an increasing number of operators being served with enforcement notices to cease trading in their short-term rental properties. “The decision to support Nicola’s case has not been taken lightly and is one that we believe will determine […]

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BBC World Service: Tourism Tax in Edinburgh

Created: August 29, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell, Interviewed Live on BBC  Radio World Service on 28th August.   Discussions covered Tourism Tax, the Short Term Rental Sector and the collaborative economy in Edinburgh Listen Here:

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ASSC Issue Press Release – CrowdJustice Campaign Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

Created: August 20, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Following the huge success and support for this campaign so far, we are delighted to be supporting the next phase, to take the case onto court proceedings. Please see the Press Release and link to the CrowdJustice Page Here: ASSC Press release 20.08.18 Crowd Justice: Stop the Threat Facing Short-Term Rental – Phase 3

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ASSC 40th Anniversary Blog – An Interview with ASSC Member, Samantha Mossman

Created: August 9, 2018
Posted in: Uncategorized

An Interview with Samantha Mossman, West Coast Cottages, Argyll   Sam, When did you start working in the tourism business and how did you get involved? I have an extensive background in the hospitality industry, my parents ran pubs and I ‘did my time’ in a big chain hotel. I love great customer service so […]

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Press Release: ASSC Respond to new City of Edinburgh Council Report on Short-Term Letting

Created: August 2, 2018
Posted in: Member Benefits, Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) have expressed concern at the recommendations contained in a new report from City of Edinburgh Council which will be presented to the Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee next week. The report proposes significant and wide-ranging regulation of the short-term lettings sector in Edinburgh, including the introduction of a licensing […]

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ASSC’s CEO Fiona Campbell makes the ‘Top 100 Women in Tourism’ list.

Created: July 30, 2018
Posted in: Awards, Business, Industry News, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

  We are delighted to announce that ASSC’s very own CEO, Fiona Campbell has been listed on the Top 100 Women in Tourism.  Congratulations Fiona. #WITTOP100 celebrates a fantastic mix of women working in roles across the Scottish Tourism Sector. Huge Congratulations from us all at ASSC, also goes to: Tara Scott, ASSC Board Member […]

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ASSC submits evidence to the Energy Efficiency Consultation

Created: July 27, 2018
Posted in: Uncategorized

The ASSC welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation,  ‘Making our homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient consultation’. The full response can be downloaded here: Read More.

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Scottish Rural Awards

Created: July 23, 2018
Posted in: Marketing, Member Benefits, Self-catering Industry

The nominations for the 2019 Scottish Rural Awards are now open, with 13 open categories including: Rural Hospitality, Business Diversification and Business Start-Up. Businesses have until Monday 22nd October to put their nomination forward. Businesses can either self-nominate, or be nominated by a friend, family member, customer or member of the public. Last year’s awards drew over 250 […]

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