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.

SAOS has been working in Scottish farming and food since 1905, but we’re all about the future. We constantly horizon scan to keep up with innovative new developments and solutions, because we’re like that. Our people are experienced in the best ways to tackle just about any problem, and if we don’t know, we’ll find a way. We get things done.

Board & Council members

Our council and board members are from a wide variety of different sectors and organisations, keeping SAOS in touch with industry developments and issues, and shaping our future work.

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