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The following questions have been answered in Parliament:

1. Question reference: S6W-25799

Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 February 2024


To ask the Scottish Government what analysis has been undertaken of the potential impact of short-term let regulations on the Scottish tourism sector and visitor economy, including on (a) visitor attractions, (b) activity providers, (c) service providers and (d) hospitality venues, and, if it is the case that no such analysis has been undertaken, what plans there are to do so.


We have published a Business Regulatory Impact Assessment, which is available on the Scottish Government website at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/short-term-lets-business-regulatory-impact-assessment/

I also refer the member to the answer to question S6W-25506 on 28 February 2024. All answers to written Parliamentary Questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/written-questions-and-answers


2) Question reference: S6W-25798

Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 February 2024


To ask the Scottish Government to what extent it has considered, ahead of the implementation update for short-term let licensing, the recommendation proposed by the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers to decouple planning from short-term let licensing legislation, in light of the reported difficulties faced by businesses in their applications and the impact on lending to the sector.


The Scottish Government is aware of the proposals put forward by the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers and will issue a response to it in due course.

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