About us

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

Events & Training

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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 Thinking on Employing and Managing Staff - We're working on the details for a new way of tackling one of the biggest challenge for co‑op businesses - recruiting and retaining staff. We'll be announcing plans in late Summer.  

SAOS Conference 2025 - We've now got a date and a new venue - join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on the 16th of Jan 2025. Save that date and look out for more info on the content towards the end of the year!


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