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.


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.

NEW!! Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

We are very excited to launch our new Leadership Development Programme - Growing Tomorrow's Leaders
Commencing in October '22, this course is aimed at employees within agriculture and related sectors who have the ability and ambition to become the business and industry leaders of tomorrow. Our programme will provide budding leaders with a new, specifically-designed skill set, as well as confidence and a supportive network for the future.
Click the button BELOW to link to the brochure and find out more!

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

Conference 2021 (online) content still available!

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 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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