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ASSC Reacts to the Homes First campaign

Created: November 20, 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

Andy Wightman led a Members’ Business Debate, launching Homes First, the Scottish Green Party campaign focusing on short-term lets on 8th November. Andy Wightman Position Paper

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ASSC Publishes Response to the Islands Bill

Created: November 20, 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

The Scottish Government has introduced an Islands Bill, which is currently being scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. The Bill encompasses a disparate set of issues and aims to strengthen and protect Scotland’s island communities by: Developing a National Islands Plan; Introducing duties on Ministers and relevant public bodies to have […]

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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 Release: Self-catering apartments flourish in Perth thanks to the Fair City’s growing reputation as cultural and business hub

Created: June 28, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

Perth’s growing reputation as a cultural and business hub has made it a flourishing location for traditional self-catering accommodation, according to the industry’s trade body. Read more

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VisitScotland 2016 Visitor Summary Insights

Created: June 27, 2017
Posted in: Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized, Visit Scotland

Overnight stay International & Domestic plus day Tourism performance in Scotland in 2016 demonstrated a complex relationship between domestic and international visitor behaviour. Read the full report: 2016 Stats Summary.

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Press Release: New research reveals self-catering holidaymakers spend £723m in Scotland each year

Created: June 21, 2017
Posted in: Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

New research into the economic impact of the self-catering sector has, for the first time, revealed that those residing in short term lettings spend more than £723m in Scotland each year. The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) commissioned Frontline Consultants to conduct an independent, evidence-based report to evaluate the extent of the self-catering industry’s overall […]

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STA launches key research project: Tourism & Hospitality – The Growing Cost of Doing Business

Created: June 14, 2017
Posted in: Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is conducting a piece of research to gain a clearer insight into the impact of the rising costs within Scotland’s tourism sector. There is no assurance that the Business rate relief cap will be extended for a further year from April 18, in the event that the Barclay Review has […]

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Calls for Evidence from the Scottish Government

Created: June 1, 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers has been stepping up its political engagement in recent months by responding to two separate calls for evidence from the Scottish Government, as well as one from a Scottish Parliament Committee. In April 2017, the ASSC supplied evidence to the Scottish Government on scoping research on the supply and demand […]

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25% Discount on Membership!

Created: May 3, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Marketing, Member Benefits, Self-catering Industry, Uncategorized

From 1st May, we are offering a 25% discount on membership subscriptions and marketing packages, as well as no Joining Fee, when you join the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers. The ASSC is now undertaking more and more activities that support the self-catering sector in Scotland: We are actively working with the Rates Assessors and the Barclay […]

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Scottish self-catering worth £723.3 million per annum!

Created: April 21, 2017
Posted in: Industry News, Press Release, Representation, Self-catering Industry, Tourism Industry, Uncategorized

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers is delighted to publish a major study, which measures the Economic Impact of the Self-Catering sector in Scotland. The evaluation, carried out by Frontline Consultants, reveals the economic impact of all visits made to self-catering providers in Scotland, and provides an area by area breakdown of this expenditure. It: assesses expenditure by […]

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