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.

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

13 October 2022

October '22 - March '23

hybrid training - online and in person

Our new professional skills programme, Growing Tomorrow's Leaders, provides employers with the chance to encourage and upskill their most promising employees, providing them with an invaluable set of tools.

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders will extend beyond personal development, helping the leaders of tomorrow to grow into their potential – equipping them with new skills, a strong mutually-supportive network, a positive mindset, as well as new ways of thinking – and doing.  

The programme commences in October, running until March 2023. Get in touch to chat through the opportunity or find out more by clicking on the brochure below: