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.


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.

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders '23/24 programme

10 October 2023

October '23 - March '24

hybrid training - online and in person

Our professional skills and development programme, Growing Tomorrow's Leaders, provides an invaluable set of tools for promising individuals with the drive and ambition to expand their learning, helping to future-proof them for the challenges of today, tomorrow and the future.

The '23/24 'run' of GTL is now fully subscribed. Find out more about GTL and get in touch to note your interest for future programmes through our GTL page:

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders - more information