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  • Legal
  • 16 August 2021

Call for rethink on 'one size fits all' approach to short-term lets

New Licensing laws being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland's rural communities at a time when people are reelin from the wide-scale impacts of Covid-19, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).

  • Legal
  • 14 August 2021

Agritourism will suffer under rules for urban hotspots

The Scottish government's proposed 'one size fits all' approach to licensing short-term accommodation could have a devastating impact on Scotland's rural communities as they struggle to recover from the economic body-blow of Covid, it has been claimed. 

  • Legal
  • 14 August 2021

Short term letting licences 'a threat' to rural businesses

New proposed licensing laws to control the short-term letting sector fail to reflect the needs of rural businesses and could force some to close, it has been claimed. 

  • Property
  • 14 August 2021

Furious locals object to Edinburgh apartment being used for Airbnb accommodation

Over 30 objections were raised to the plans to use the residential property for short term visitor accommodation. 

  • Property
  • 14 August 2021

Edinburgh visitors targeted by 'made up AirBnB listings' of plush properties

An Edinburgh Live investigation has found scammers are attempting to con visitors to the capital out of thousands through a website mimicking the short-term letting platform.

  • Property
  • 13 August 2021

Scots tech entrepreneur launches corporate retreat and holiday homes in East Lothian

Scottish tech entrepreneur George Mackintosh has launched corporate retreat facilities and holiday accommodation at his East Lothian farm building development. 

  • Legal
  • 13 August 2021

Airbnb say Edinburgh Council crackdown 'won't affect most hosts in city'

The company have said they are 'concerned' about the impact on some of their customers - but also claimed it would not affect the 'majority' of their Edinburgh hosts.

  • Legal
  • 13 August 2021

Short-term let licensing proposals 'come at an awful time' for many rural businesses' and 'could mean the end for many'

New licensing laws being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland's rural communities at a time when people are reeling from the wide-scale impacts of Covid-19. 

  • Property
  • 13 August 2021

'Let us be' say tourism and business leaders regarding Highland economy

'Let us be' - tourism and business leaders hit out as they claim Scottish Government plans for licensing on self-catering and bed and breakfast short-term rentals will be disastrous for the Highland economy. 

  • Legal
  • 16 August 2021

Hopeful Edinburgh AirBnB hosts could miss out on 'hundreds of pounds' under new law

After Edinburgh pushes to become the first city to make AirBnB hosts apply for planning permission, a recent study has revealed how much money hopeful Edinburgh AirBnB hosts could miss out on under new laws.

  • Legal
  • 16 August 2021

Scottish licensing plans 'devastating' for rural businesses

Plans for a licensing scheme for short-term lets in Scotland are not "fit for purpose" and will have a devastating impact on the country's agritourism sector unless there are significant changes according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). 

  • 15 August 2021

Scotland 'massively behind' on Covid vaccine passports, says airport boss

Gordon Dewar, the boss of Edinburgh Airport, said asking travellers to rely on a piece of paper to prove they had both jabs was 'ridiculous' and 'embarrassing'.

  • 15 August 2021

Edinburgh urged not to 'kill the goose that lays the golden egg' over the future of its festivals'

Paul Bush, VisitScotland's director of events, urged Edinburgh to keep using its "natural assets", such as the castle and Princes Street Gardens, as a backdrop for major events, despite criticism over the "festivalisation" of the city. 

  • 14 August 2021

Time to cast your holiday dreams to next summer - Alistair Dalton

Over this last weekend before the schools go back for many families in Scotland, perhaps a fair few will reflect on the fact their summer holiday wasn't on a foreign beach or resort this year. 

  • 13 August 2021

South of Scotland Destination Alliance boss reveals plans to rake in £1 billion for the sector

Tourism chief Ross McAuley has revealed his plans to rake in £900 million for the sector and create 6,500 new jobs. 

  • 12 August 2021

'Motorhomes egged and tires slashed' Popular hire firm warns tourists to avoid North Coast 500

A pop-up on the popular motorhome hire firm's website is warning people to avoid the overcrowded route, which they say is a victim of its own success. 

  • 17 August 2021

'Horrendous': Plan to halt the human waste scourge of Scotland's Staycationers

Scots conservationists have set out an action plan to stop outdoor toileting in one of the world's great beauty spots saying that the "shocking" problem has increased four-fold in two years.

  • 17 August 2021

Why there is no better feeling than arriving in Edinburgh for Festival Fringe

Oliver Dowden explains there is no better feeling than arriving in Edinburgh and experiencing the buss of the city's Fringe Festival.

  • 17 August 2021

Time for ScotSpirit Holiday! VisitScotland unveils new campaign to boost travel recovery

VisitScotland is encouraging businesses to sign up to a new voucher scheme to help low income families, unpaid careers and disadvantaged young people who have been adversely affected by the pandemic enjoy a subsidised two-night break in Scotland. 

  • 16 August 2021

Edinburgh Airport: what countries can I fly to?

Edinburgh departure destinations and their travel list status after latest UK travel update.

  • 16 August 2021

Wheels in motion for Aberfoyle's rise in Gravel Cycle Tourism

A gravel cycling festival is returning next month on the edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.