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.

Our Partners

All of our workstreams involve working together more effectively to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of Scotland's farming and food businesses.

Our key work and funding partnerships are with:

Scotland Food & Drink - website

ScotEID - website

Rural Innovation Support Service - website 

Smart Rural - website

CarbonPositive - website

MDSC - website

European Union - website


The Scottish Government - website