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Repairing Standard

Created: December 3, 2018
Posted in: Business, Guidance, Industry News, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Draft copies of two Scottish Statutory Instruments intended to amend the repairing standard for private sector housing were published on 3rd December. These statutory instruments implement the commitment made to amend the repairing standard following Part 2 of the consultation on Energy Efficiency and Condition Standards in the private rented sector (, which ASSC submitted […]

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Scottish Government Tourist Tax Discussion

Created: November 23, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Scottish Government is facilitating a national discussion on the issue of tourism tax, to allow all relevant and interested parties to share their views and evidence for and against. We are urging members to participate, please link to the discussion HERE For further information and for ASSC’s position on a tourism tax please see our […]

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Scotland’s self-catering industry held a hugely successful conference.

Created: November 6, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Member Benefits, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Short-Term Rental Trade Body Holds Conference The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has held a record-breaking event as part of its 40th anniversary year celebrations. Over 300 delegates, industry experts, and public sector stakeholders descended on Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel for the annual meeting of the sector. This year’s conference was the biggest gathering of professionals […]

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Fiona Campbell: Short-term rentals are vital to Edinburgh’s success as a city

Created: November 6, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The following story is featured in Edinburgh Evening News: Celebrated crime writer Val McDermid recently criticised what she sees as the impact that “over tourism” has on life in Edinburgh. In particular, she attacked the impact she believes that short-term rentals, and the platforms and routes to market that they use, have on the city. […]

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European Holiday Home Awards 2018 – Good Luck to ASSC Member Finalists

Created: October 9, 2018
Posted in: Awards, Industry News, Marketing, Member Benefits, Paws for a Break, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The European Holiday Home Awards takes place on Wednesday 10th October in Brussels. We would like to congratulate the following ASSC Members who are Finalists and wish them all the best of luck for the Awards: The Turret – Oban Cuil Moss Cottage,  Ardour Highland Estate, Fort William Craigengar Lodge, Crosswodhill Farm Holiday Cottages, West […]

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ASSC 2018 Conference – Full Programme #ASSC2018

Created: October 8, 2018
Posted in: Annual Conference, CPD, Industry News, Marketing, Member Benefits, Partners for Business, Tourism Industry, Trade Suppliers

ASSC 2018 Conference – Full Programme Announced #ASSC2018 Join us on Tuesday, 30th October 2018, at the Hilton Glasgow.   We will be focusing on The Business of Self-Catering, gleaning essential insights into future developments in the sector; drawing on the expertise and knowledge of UK-wide experts; understanding the challenges being faced in different parts of […]

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Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee: Transient Visitor Levy

Created: October 4, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Tourism Industry

Following on from their session with local authority leaders, the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee continued with their evidence gathering regarding the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy today (4th October). MSPs heard evidence from three tourism stakeholders who oppose tourism taxes – the ASSC, UK Hospitality, and Scottish Tourism Alliance […]

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National Council of Rural Advisors Report Published

Created: October 3, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Tourism Industry

A report highlighting ten key outcomes to ensure a sustainable future for the rural economy in Scotland has been presented to the Scottish Government following one of the biggest consultations in recent years. The consultation, which was coordinated by the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA), an independent body providing advice and recommendations on rural policy […]

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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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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 : “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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