The Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers is the leading professional community for self-catering in Scotland with a Vision to take 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.
The 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.
Members of the ASSC are professional self-catering operators who deliver exceptional experiences to guests through their commitment to quality and by adhering to the ASSC Code of Conduct.
The ASSC Member Committed to Quality (CTQ) scheme which operates alongside VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme is a commitment from all members to maintain the principles of “quality, integrity, cleanliness, comfort, courtesy and efficiency” through continual professional development to ensure visitors to Scotland consistently receive high standards within their self-catering properties.
This Commitment to Quality and Continuing Professional Development is enshrined in the Members Operating Agreement along with the Code of Practice for accommodation operators and agents.
Members commit to:
The ASSC recommends that accommodation members sign up to the VisitScotland Quality Assurance Scheme. Professional QA grading provides guests with the reassurance that properties have been inspected by a trained QA advisor. Members also find the grading visit extremely useful, both to ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard as well as the valuable information that the QA advisor can offer. QA is a valuable business benchmark for members and remains the ASSC’s preferred measure of quality.
The TNS Scottish Self-catering Occupancy Survey demonstrates that graded properties show significantly higher occupancy levels than those which are not graded.