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ASSC Statement in Response to David Alexander

Created: December 7, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

In light of the comments made by David Alexander of DJ Alexander in the 06 December issue of The Scotsman, the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers has issued the following statement. ASSC Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “It is deeply regrettable that an individual who commands as much respect in the Edinburgh property market as David […]

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Press Release: ASSC Appoints All-female Executive Team for First Time

Created: December 5, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Self-catering Industry

The ASSC has appointed an all-female executive team for the first time in its 40-year history. Linda Battison steps into the chair role recently vacated by outgoing chairman, David Smythe, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Ms Battison joins vice-chair, Tara Scott, and the association’s chief executive, Fiona Campbell, to form the new […]

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Press Release: ASSC Shows Campaigning Pedigree at Thistle Awards

Created: December 2, 2018
Posted in: Paws for a Break, Press Release, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

A successful Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers marketing campaign has been awarded a prestigious Scottish Thistle Award. The Paws for a Breakcampaign was voted the Central, Fife, and Tayside Regional Winner in the Working Together for Tourism category. Delivered in conjunction with match funding from VisitScotland’s growth fund, Paws for a Breaksuccessfully promoted traditional short-term rental […]

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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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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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Press Release: Short-Term Rentals Vital to Capital’s ‘Incredible’ Tourism Offering

Created: June 22, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

The traditional short-term self-catering sector is essential to Edinburgh’s incredible tourism offering, a new report has found. According to the new piece of research, Far More Than Just Houses, the traditional short-term rental sector generates £723million of economic activity in Scotland annually – with much of it concentrated in the Capital. The new document, compiled […]

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Press Release: ASSC Welcomes Scottish Enterprise Collaborative Economy Report

Created: February 1, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Regulations, Representation, Tourism Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers, Scotland’s only trade body representing the traditional short-term rental sector, has welcomed the publication of a Scottish Enterprise report into the collaborative economy. The report, entitled ‘The Collaborative Economy and Scottish Tourism’, contains research into Scotland’s surging sharing economy and makes a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government. In […]

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Press Release: ASSC Statement Welcoming Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy

Created: January 29, 2018
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), Scotland’s only trade body representing the traditional short-term letting sector, has issued a statement following the publication of the Scottish Expert Panel on the Collaborate Economy Final Report. Overall, the ASSC has welcomed the panel’s final report and eagerly anticipates working with the Scottish Government in implementing its contents. […]

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Press Release: ASSC Celebrates Record-Breaking Conference

Created: November 9, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Self-catering Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has celebrated a record attendance at its annual conference, an indication that the Scottish traditional self-catering sector is in rude health. Taking place in Perth, the conference, which brought together stakeholders from across the sector, including politicians, hosts, and others, to focus on good practice and advancing the sector, […]

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Press Coverage: The Times on ASSC’s Code of Conduct

Created: September 21, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry

The ASSC’s Code of Conduct received some good press coverage in Today’s Times. Read the article here. ASSC launched its Code of Conduct in association with the Short-Term Accommodation Association (STAA), which has also developed a policy paper looking into improving working life for platform hosts. During the process of drafting both the policy document […]

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