Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

We're still to see fine detail of it of course but today's announcement by Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart MSP looks like a very encouraging move by the Scottish Government in tackling the growing problem of Airbnb and short-term lets.

I've seen the impact that short-term letting can have on our communities - particularly in areas like the Old Town, Southside, Abbeyhill and Leith - and I've been campaigning for proper regulation of this for some time now. I know that this announcement will be welcomed by many of my constituents.

There was a big public response to the recent consultation and it's great to see our government taking decisive action to protect our communities.