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Press Releases Issued by the ASSC

  • The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) have expressed concern at the recommendations contained in a new report from City of Edinburgh Council which will be presented to the Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee next week. ASSC Respond to New City of Edinburgh Council Report on Short Term Lettings 2.8.18
  • The ASSC issued a statement following the publication of Scottish Enterprise’s report: The Collaborative Economy and Scottish Tourism (1st February 2018). ASSC Scottish Enterprise Statement.
  • The ASSC issued a statement following the publication of the Scottish Expert Panel on the Collaborate Economy Final Report. Overall, the ASSC has welcomed the panel’s final report and eagerly anticipates working with the Scottish Government in implementing its contents (29th January 2018). ASSC Statement on Expert Panel.
  • The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC), the only trade body representing the sector in Scotland, has launched its new Code of Conduct, aimed at improving standards in the industry. The Code has been developed alongside a Scottish Government study and comes with a Policy Recommendation Paper which sets out how the vital self-catering sector in Scotland can be improved for customers, hosts, and all others involved. Both documents have been presented to the Expert Panel on the Collaborative Economy (14th September 2017). Code of Conduct Press Release
  • ASSC Reacts to Barclay Review With “Cautious Optimism”: The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has welcomed several of the recommendations made in the Barclay Review of Non-Domestic Rates but also expressed a desire to see further action taken to help the hospitality sector in Scotland. In its reaction, the ASSC – the only organisation representing Scotland’s self-catering sector – praised some of the review’s recommendations as being helpful to the prosperity of the sector but also noted the need for development in some areas (23rd August 2017)… Barclay Review Press Release
  • ASSC Hits Back at Short-Term Let Critics: The ASSC has responded to the increasing level of criticism levelled at the short term letting sector. A number of reports released in recent weeks ignore the substantial benefits the sector brings to the local and national economy (14th August 2017)… ASSC Hits Back at Short-Term Let Critics
  • 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… (28th June 2017)… Self-catering apartments flourish in Perth thanks to the Fair City’s growing reputation as cultural and business hub
  • 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… (21st June 2017)[download id=”136″]
  • Scotland’s most pet-friendly holiday homes revealed: EmbraceScotland Announces Winner of Inaugural “Paws for a Break Pet-Friendly Award” (22nd May 2017)… EmbraceScotland’s Paws for a Break Award-Winners
  • Scotland’s extensive “right to roam” access makes it “top dog” when it comes to holidaying with a canine companion. The country offers an array of experiences, specifically with Fido in mind and now, thanks to EmbraceScotland’s “Pets Welcome Charter”, there’s a wide range of pooch-friendly pads to cater for their every need. (January 2017)… EmbraceScotland’s Top Doggie Getaways
  • A digital marketing campaign targeting the “Hound Pound” – the money spent by pet-owners who take their four-legged friends on holiday – has been awarded £20,000 by VisitScotland (July 2016)…. Paws for a Break Press Release



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