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Press Release: Joint response from ASSC and STAA to the Planning Bill in Scotland

“The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) and the Short-Term Accommodation Association (STAA) support the outcome of the recent planning bill process.   

“We look forward to working with MSPs from all parties in Holyrood and the Scottish Government to help get the details of the future laws right and ensure that there is clarity for all those connected and impacted by short-term letting in Scotland.   

“Both the ASSC and the STAA are fully committed to creating an environment for the responsible growth of the short-term let sector in Scotland.” 



Notes to Editors:

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) was founded in 1978, is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. It has more than 650 Members, operating in excess of 7,000 self-catering properties throughout Scotland, from city centre apartments, to rural cottages, to lodges and chalets, to castles. The ASSC commits its members to maintaining the principles of “quality, integrity, cleanliness, comfort, courtesy and efficiency” and to offering visitors to Scotland consistently high standards within their self-catering properties. www.assc.co.uk   

The Short-Term Accommodation Association (STAA) was established in 2017 as the trade body for the short-term let sector in the UK by its founding members The Air Agents, Airsorted, Airbnb, HomeAway, Lavanda, OASIS, Onefinestay and UnderTheDoormat. Membership is open to companies and organisations that promote, provide or service short-term accommodation rentals. The STAA seeks to work with all stakeholders towards a stable and supportive regulatory environment that promotes the UK as a global leader in the provision of short-term accommodation. www.ukstaa.org  

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