About us

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.

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.

SAOS, like all co‑ops, is bound by a set of Rules that govern how our co‑op is run. In addition to these, Members of SAOS follow a Board and Council Charter. You can find out more on both these levels of Governance 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