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

Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tourism Industry

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

More Info

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 […]

More Info

City of Edinburgh Council Tourism Tax Consultation

Created: January 9, 2019
Posted in: Legislation, Representation, Tourism Industry

Results from the public consultation on the introduction of a tourism tax in Edinburgh have now been released. In terms of the headline statistics: Overall, 85% of the 2,500 respondents backed the Council’s plans on TVL Nine-in-ten (91%) of residents supported the introduction of a TVL More than half (51%) of accommodation providers support the […]

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

What Might A Tourist Tax Mean For You?

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

The Scottish Government is facilitating a national discussion on the issue of a tourism tax, to allow all relevant and interested parties to share their views and evidence for and against.  Please click here to take part in the conversation and share your views.    A Message from STA: The arguments for and against a […]

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.