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Regional “Get-Together” Event – Wednesday 15th November 2023

We were delighted to host our last Regional Event of the year in Ps and Gs, Edinburgh on 15th Nov 2023

Forty-five years ago, a group of inspired individuals came together to promote the vital traditional self-catering sector, and to underpin a commitment to our core principles: quality, integrity, cleanliness, comfort, courtesy and efficiency.

In this very special year for ASSC, join us for an opportunity to meet other members of the short-term let community, to praise and celebrate the resilience, hard work, tenacity, professionalism and dedication of our members and colleagues.

In this, perhaps one of the most challenging years our sector has ever faced, in the wake of a global pandemic, we look forward to a brighter future.

Join us for an opportunity to hear the very latest on Short-Term Let Licensing and Planning Control Areas, and the Scottish Government’s Implementation Review, as well as the review being undertaken by the Regulatory Review Group. In addition, an update on the proposed Visitor Levy, the Second Homes and EPC consultations and other challenges on the horizon. As well as an update on the status of the second planning judicial review, following the hearing in the Court of Session on 8th November.

Your support inspires our determination, and we look forward to standing together in the journey ahead.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
  • Venue: Ps & Gs Church, Edinburgh, EH1 3HP

Agenda & Speakers:

  1. WelcomeFiona Campbell, Chief Executive, ASSC

  2. Self-Catering in Scotland Roundup – Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive, ASSC
  3. Supporting the Self-Catering Sector – Grant Seaton, Head of Intermediary Lending, The Cumberland

  4. The Importance of Community Engagement as a short Short-term Let Operator in Scotland – Ben & Ollie Jones, Juniper Rentals

  5. Evolution of Howden Scotland and the Self-Catering IndustryDerek Nicol, Account Executive, Howden

  6. Growing Trends in Tourism and How to Capitalise on Them – Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Industry Manager (Development), VisitScotland

  7. EmbraceScotland: A Remarkable Year in Review – Victoria Brooks, ASSC Strategy, Marketing & Communications

Despite the ongoing challenges that we face, as an association, our vision is that the ASSC takes the leading role in supporting and promoting a vibrant and prosperous self-catering sector that is recognised as pivotal to the future of Scotland’s Tourism Economy. Our purpose is to empower our diverse and professional membership, enabling them to deliver exceptional experiences to guests. Our focus is on supporting individuals, businesses and communities in the promotion of Scottish self-catering as a sustainable, inclusive and responsible form of accommodation, at the heart of Scotland’s tourism offer.

Our commitment to the self-catering sector remains steadfast, and we are wholeheartedly dedicated to advocating for its future.

Your support inspires our determination, and we look forward to standing together in the journey ahead.

In a challenging industry landscape, collaboration with friends, colleagues and industry professionals is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather together and understand how to navigate the future.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Be part of the future of Scottish Tourism

The ASSC Team

Refreshments will be served.

Join the ASSC Offer

If you decide to become an ASSC member after attending, we’ll discount the £25 attendance fee from your membership (valid for up to 10 days from the event).

You can explore various membership categories at www.assc.co.uk/join-us



Main Regional Get Together Event Sponsor - The Cumberland Building Society www.cumberland.co.uk/assc
The logo of The Cumberland Building Society
Main Regional Get Together Event Sponsor - Howden (formerly Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers) www.howdengroup.com/uk-en

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