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.

Events & Training

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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.

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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