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

Check out our Growing Tomorrow's Leaders programme


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.

“Great leadership is a mindset, an outlook that can be cultivated at any stage of your career.”

Stephen Hibbard, The Leadership Factory

Is Growing Tomorrow's Leaders for you?

We pulled together a short video on why we developed the GTL programme, who it's aimed at and how it'll help.

Watch the GTL video on YouTube

GTL 2024/25

Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders is opening its doors again after two impactful years. We’re delighted at how well it's been received with our first cohorts now recommending it to others.

GTL Brochure for 2024/25

Listen to the OnFARM podcast on GTL

The first GTL graduation day in April was the subject of a great OnFARM podcast. Hear first hand from some of the participants and also those closely involved in the programme.

Listen here

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