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Getting the Bigger Picture: ASSC Announces New In-Depth Study into Short-Term Rentals

Created: December 12, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Short-term letting has made quite a few headlines of late; some positive and some not so positive. There is a debate going on across Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh, as to their social and economic impact. While the ASSC welcomes rigorous debate on the efficacy of all sectors, its own included, it is vitally important that […]

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Ministerial Statement on Planning and Inclusive Growth

Created: December 6, 2017
Posted in: Business, Industry News, Legislation, Representation

On 5 December 2017, Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart, stood before the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament to deliver a Ministerial Statement on planning and inclusive growth. He did this in the context of the recently submitted Planning Bill, which has now been laid before Parliament. Mr Stewart spoke of the […]

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Parliamentary Motion: Annual Conference of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers 

Created: November 13, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation

S5M-08770: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/11/2017 “That the Parliament welcomes the annual conference of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), which took place at Perth Concert Hall on 7 November 2017; notes that the ASSC, which is the only trade association representing the interests of the traditional self-catering […]

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Showcasing Scotland – West: Bringing together Scottish Food and Drink Producers with Local and Regional Buyers.

Created: November 2, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Tourism Industry, Trade Suppliers

Showcasing Scotland – West: this new one day event will be held on 7th March 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow. This will be the first regional event which aims to bring together Scottish food and drink producers with local and regional buyers. Through a series of Showcasing Scotland regional events, industry leaders Scotland Food & Drink will […]

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Debunking the Myths

Created: October 23, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Setting the Record Straight on Self-Catering The Scottish self-catering and holiday let sector has been the target of a recent campaign of misinformation led by some in politics and in the media. The hardworking professionals who make their living in the industry, many of whom are members of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers, have been […]

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Chairman’s Report

Created: October 11, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Legislation, Member Benefits, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry

Chairman’s Report for the 2017 AGM 7th November, Perth Concert Hall Tourism in Scotland is generally doing well – national marketing campaigns are working successfully, helped by exchange rates favouring holidays in the UK for both our own residents as well as attracting overseas visitors.   The rise of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) has encouraged many new visitors […]

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Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Created: October 11, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Tourism Industry

£6m pledge to support popular sites around the country to grow and thrive The Scottish Government is to establish a fund to provide investment in infrastructure to support sustainable growth in rural tourism across Scotland. The Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund – which will see £6 million invested over two years (2018/19 and 2019/20) – will […]

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Update: Scottish Government Study into the Collaborative Economy

Created: September 1, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy: Call for Evidence – Analysis of Responses The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has been a key stakeholder in the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy. You can see an analysis of the call for evidence responses they received here.    

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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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