For membership queries
administrator@assc.co.uk
or call on 07379 257749

Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Industry News

50 Years of…. A Visit Scotland Article on ASSC

Created: March 22, 2019
Posted in: Business, Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Visit Scotland

… self-catering “This year is a golden year for VisitScotland as we turn 50 on 25 July 2019 – the date when the Scottish Tourist Board was created. We want to celebrate 50 years of golden moments with the tourism industry in 2019 with this anniversary allowing us to look fondly at the past while […]

More Info

Financial Memorandum associated with the Planning (Scotland) Bill Published

Created: March 20, 2019
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Representation, Uncategorized

The Scottish Government have published the Financial Memorandum associated with the Planning (Scotland) Bill. Significantly, Kevin Stewart says that the amendments made at Stage Two of the legislative process could “create millions of pounds of new costs for planning authorities” and that the sheer number of amendments threaten the underlying aims of the legislation. The […]

More Info

ASSC Wins National Scottish Thistle Awards – Working Together In Tourism

Created: March 18, 2019
Posted in: Awards, Competitions, Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Visit Scotland

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has celebrated a win at the Scottish tourism industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. Having previously been recognised at a regional level, the ASSC scooped the Working Together in Tourism prize at the national Scottish Thistle Awards for its Paws for a Break campaign. Paws for a Break represents the commitment of […]

More Info

Update from ASSC’s CEO on Policy Paper: Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting 

Created: March 1, 2019
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The ASSC is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. Since our founding in 1978, we’ve grown from just a handful of members meeting around a table to include nearly 700 members covering over 7,000 properties across Scotland. We are also Scotland’s only trade body representing our vital sector […]

More Info

Scottish Budget

Created: December 12, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

As you will be aware, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay, presented the Scottish Budget to the Scottish Parliament today. “In the spirit of the Barclay Review which calls for the provision of better information on non- domestic rates and for the Scottish Government to explain changes to the rating […]

More Info

Business Rates: Transitional Relief

Created: December 12, 2018
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Representation, Tourism Industry

Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy has confirmed the Scottish Government’s intention to extend Transitional Relief until 2022: “I am writing to inform you that on 26 October, I confirmed the Scottish Government’s intention to extend transitional relief until the next revaluation in 2022, whilst visiting the Ness Walk Hotel development […]

More Info

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 (https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/energy-efficiency-programme/), which ASSC submitted […]

More Info

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 […]

More Info

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 […]

More Info

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. […]

More Info
Next Page »
Working with leading industry partners
Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.