Tag: Airbnb

MP warns of Easter holiday risk for local communities

Brendan O’Hara has called on Airbnb owners across the Highlands and Islands to cease trading immediately, if they have not already done so, or face being responsible for encouraging a surge of unwanted visitors to the area over the Easter period.

Forbes welcomes new powers on short-term lets

After last year’s study by the Scottish Government revealed that almost one in every five dwellings on Skye is now run as an AirBnB, local MSP for the island, Kate Forbes, has backed an announcement that Highland Council will be given new powers to licence and limit the number of short-term lets.