“That is why the tourism industry has put forward clearer proposals that will achieve the same goals while supporting local families and helping accelerate Scotland’s economic recovery. We remain committed to working with the Scottish Government through its consultation to ensure we get this right,” they added.

Under the most recent plans, local authorities will have the ability to exempt short-term let owners in premises from a compulsory licence for a “particular occasion or for up to six weeks each year”. This will be subject to rules set out by Edinburgh City Council.

Meanwhile, Scottish Conservative local government spokesperson, Miles Briggs, said his party was “committed to standing with the sector to stand against these proposals, which are unworkable in their current format”.

ASSC chief executive Fiona Campbell will be speaking on today’s RockSTRz webinar [Tuesday 29 June, 4pm BST] on ‘The challenges and opportunities facing the short-term rental industry’ – sign up for free here.