About us

SAOS was established in 1905 to strengthen the profitability and effectiveness of Scotland’s farming and rural businesses through co-operation.

What we do

We are Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration. We provide a range of specialist information, development and consultancy services.


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.

Events & Training

As part of a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), farmer directors and staff should regularly update their skills and take the time out to learn from each other.

Got an idea for a new event?

Let us know and remember many of our training events are open, and very relevant, to non co-op members.


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