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Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we provide a range of specialist information and development services to help businesses work together more effectively. #workingtogether we grow

What we do

Now more than ever, it’s vital for farmers and food and drink businesses to work together more effectively - all of SAOS’s work centres on facilitating this.

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As a development organisation, owned by our members, we provide a range of specialist services not available elsewhere, to assist them in developing their people and their businesses. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Over the many years since SAOS was established (in 1905) the business has developed and expanded to meet new challenges and needs in farming and food that we've identified. Today, we work together with co‑ops and businesses in a wide variety of ways, helping shape the future of farming and food. 

People often ask what our name stands for (the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society) but we’re more concerned with what we actually stand for - getting people and businesses to work together more effectively, whatever that may look like.

Our team

Our team is the key to our success, but we’re also the key to yours. SAOS has never been an organisation to blow its own trumpet, but when it comes to the team we’re happy to.

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Board & Council members

Our council and board members come from our co‑op membership as well as a variety of different industries helping us shape SAOS to meet ever-developing needs in farming and food.

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