About us

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


We are a development organisation, owned by our members, and provide a range of specialist services that aren't 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.

Conference 2021

In January 2021 we held our first online conference. Some things were very different, but as usual, we wanted to engage, discuss and hopefully even inspire our conference attendees – our A-Z covered 26 reasons to be positive about food and farming industry for '21 and beyond.
You can view all the content online - click on Learn More below.

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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 2021/22 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 relevant, to non co-op members.


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