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.

Events & Training

Through participation in a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), directors and staff can regularly update their skills and take time out to share knowledge. We are currently developing a new programme for 2020/21 for our SAOS membership, wider industry bodies and non-members and look forward to sharing it with you over the next few months.

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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