“The Scottish government is urging short term lets operators to rush to inflict an act of self-sabotage on their businesses and livelihoods.
“In the meantime, these same operators are urgently addressing their need to cover rising living costs and keep their businesses afloat.
“There is still time for the Scottish government to change course and prevent this act of self-harm from doing even more damage.”
Fiona Campbell added:
“The Scottish government has made a virtue of its plans to engage with industry and listen to their concerns. Their disregard for the concerns of short term let operators, large and small, tourism bodies and even some elected officials over the course of the last three years, is baffling at best and negligent at worst. It does not bode well for meaningful or proactive relationships with businesses in future.”