About us

Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we work with food and farming businesses to make them more profitable, competitive, and sustainable - working together to shape the future, today. #workingtogether we grow

What we do

All of SAOS's work centres on facilitating farmers and food and drink businesses to work together effectively. Over the years we've also developed several subsidiary businesses - getting the right people together and making innovative advancements to help benefit the entire food and farming industry and rural Scotland.

Events & Training

Developing staff capability is one of the most effective ways to improve a co-op’s performance. Check out our events and training programme - most of which are open to non co-op members too.


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

See below for all the latest news, views and updates from us here at SAOS. Find all our latest videos on YouTube at: SAOS - working together in food and farming

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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