Tourism and business leaders are warning of "catastrophic" consequences for the Highland economy if the Scottish Government imposes licensing on short-term let accommodation.
One said the move came at the worst possible time for the self-catering and bed and breakfast sector, with many owners already "teetering on the edge" because of the pandemic.
Others claimed the proposed new legislation was a reaction to loss of housing stock in Edinburgh and would be disastrous for the rural Highlands.
Four organisations last week quit the short-term lets stakeholder working group advising Holyrood ministers, labelling it a "sham" and accusing the SNP administration of ignoring their representations.
There has been concern within government that a boom in Airbnb-style lets is contributing to Scotland's housing crisis, stoking anti-social behaviour within residential areas and compromising health and safety.
The Association of Scottish Self-Caterers (ASSC), which left the group along with the Scottish B&B Association, Airbnb and the UK Short Term Accommodation Association, claims there is no evidence of that.
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