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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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Chief Executive’s Report

Created: November 21, 2017
Posted in: Member Benefits, Paws for a Break, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

2017 has been a year of frenetic activity and pro-active engagement on a number of key issues, which have and will have a dramatic effect on our sector going forwards. It has been an exceptionally challenging year and we continue to face significant threats going into 2018. Some of the key issues that have been […]

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Attacks on Scotland’s short term letting are an insult to tourism

Created: November 13, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

In his recent article for this newspaper, Andy Wightman MSP made a number of claims as part of an extended attack on Scotland’s short term letting sector. While healthy debate is to be encouraged, we at the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) feel that it is important to set the record straight on the state […]

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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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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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Energy Performance Certificates: ASSC seeks support from Fiona Hyslop MSP

Created: September 27, 2017
Posted in: Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

The ASSC has written to Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, to ask for support in seeking the withdrawal of new guidance that requires all holiday homes to have an Energy Performance Certificate. We are of the view that an exemption should be granted for short-term holiday lets in terms of compliance […]

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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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Press Release: ASSC Launches Code of Conduct for Traditional Self-Catering Sector

Created: September 14, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Regulations, Self-catering Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), the only trade body representing the sector in Scotland, has launched its new Code of Conduct, aimed at improving standards in the industry. The Code has been developed alongside a Scottish Government study and comes with a Policy Recommendation Paper which sets out how the vital self-catering sector in […]

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A Nation With Ambition: The Government’s Programme for Scotland, 2017-18

Created: September 7, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

In a Statement to the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for the new parliamentary term, which was vaunted as the “most ambitious” plan ever taken forward at Holyrood. The programme includes 16 new Bills – adding to the 11 already in progress – which will see […]

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