Airbnb hosts across Scotland are facing police and council action for welcoming guests despite a government ban aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.
An Airbnb lobbyist met with a Conservative MSP accused of "sabotaging" regulation on short-term lettings, according to the lobbying register.
A campaign group has called on the City of Edinburgh Council to use money raised from a proposed new tourist tax to crack down on problems associated with short-term lets.
Airbnb has been lobbying behind the scenes to stave off tighter regulations for short-term lets in Scotland, documents obtained by The Ferret reveal.
There is growing alarm that a rapid increase in Airbnb rented properties is harming residential communities across Scotland.