About us

Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we provide a range of specialist information, development and consultancy services.

What we do

Our work allows farming, food and drink businesses to realise the commercial advantages achievable by working together more effectively, and to contribute to the success of Scotland’s food and drink industry and rural economy.


We are a development organisation owned by our members. We provide a range of specialist services that our members have requested, that are not available elsewhere. Discover how we can help you.

What's New

Latest news, views and updates from us here at SAOS.

The success of every co‑op depends on how well its directors carry out their roles and responsibilities. SAOS’s Board has a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as an ambitious vision for our future.

In addition to the Board, we also have a Council, comprising co‑op members from all sectors, and other key industry bodies, which gives us another level of governance and keeps us in touch with wider industry issues.

Members of SAOS follow a Board and Council Charter. You can find out more about it here.

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.

Meet the team