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ASSC Response to Evening News Article, ‘Short Term Holiday Lets Fuel Rise in Edinburgh Rents’

Created: March 30, 2019
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry

In response to a piece by Ian Swanson in the Evening News on 29th March, the Chief Executive of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) Fiona Campbell commented: “There are a multitude of factors contributing to the rise in rental costs in Edinburgh – and elsewhere in Scotland. However, we believe it is far too […]

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Short-Term Rental in Edinburgh – a Response

Created: March 27, 2019
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry

An article in The National, written by Vonny Leclerc (National, 26th March 2019), blames short-term rental for the housing crisis in Edinburgh. Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive of the ASSC, responds: “Ms Leclerc’s article relies on anecdote and emotion – we at the ASSC prefer to consider the issue empirically. “Scotland, and our capital city in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Planning consent: pre-application advice service – City of Edinburgh Council – Citizen Space

Created: March 7, 2019
Posted in: Business, Guidance, Legislation, Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Following announcement has been received from The City of Edinburgh Council The City of Edinburgh Council is the planning authority for Edinburgh, responsible for assessing applications for planning consent. As part of this process, the Council’s Planning service currently offers pre-application advice. Pre-application advice is advice given to an applicant before they have made […]

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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 […]

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ASSC Unveils Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting paper

Created: February 19, 2019
Posted in: Regulations, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has launched a new policy paper on holiday let regulation   The Long-Term Approach to Short-Term Letting paper was announced by ASSC Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, during a speech at the Private Renting in Scotland: Rent Pressure Zones and Short-term Lets event hosted by Holyrood magazine. As part of the ASSC’s on-going to commitment […]

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The Scottish Government’s Budget (Stage 1 Debate): Tourist Tax

Created: January 31, 2019
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Scottish Government reached an agreement today (31st January) on local government taxation with their traditional Budget allies, the Scottish Greens, in order to support their 2019-20 spending plans at all parliamentary stages.   The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay announced that the Scottish Government would take steps to significantly empower local […]

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City of Edinburgh Council Tourist Tax Consultation: Statement from ASSC

Created: January 9, 2019
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

Responding to the City of Edinburgh Council Tourist Tax Consultation results, Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “While the motivation behind this consultation is to be welcomed, we at the ASSC are concerned that the foundations on which it is based are not as robust as this serious issue deserves. “For […]

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Opinion Piece: Scapegoating Short-Term Rentals Won’t Solve The Housing Crisis

Created: January 9, 2019
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry

There’s a housing crisis in this country. Scotland, and our capital city in particular, just doesn’t have houses available to meet the needs of our population. This lack of housing represents one of the biggest challenges that we face as a country and, without doubt, something must be done about it – and soon. It […]

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