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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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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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 July: highest month ever for inbound tourism to UK

Created: October 13, 2017
Posted in: Tourism Industry

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that July was the highest month ever for inbound tourism to the UK since official records began in 1961. There were a record four million overseas visits to the UK in July, the first month to ever break through the four million mark, and up […]

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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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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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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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Press Release: ASSC Reacts to Barclay Review With “Cautious Optimism”

Created: August 29, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has welcomed several of the recommendations made in the Barclay Review of Non-Domestic Rates but also expressed a desire to see further action taken to help the hospitality sector in Scotland. In its reaction, the ASSC – the only organisation representing Scotland’s self-catering sector – praised some of the […]

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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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ASSC Conference Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

Created: July 2, 2017
Posted in: Annual Conference, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry

The ASSC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the only major event aimed directly at the people and businesses providing short-term let and holiday rental accommodation in Scotland. This year we will focus on “Future-Proofing: Self-Catering in Scotland”.  Read more…

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