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.

The Art of Being an Effective Chairperson

01 November 2022

an online workshop

After a successful in person event earlier this year, we're planning to deliver this hugely popular workshop again in November 2022, final date still to be confirmed. This time we are considering delivering it as an online event so that members from across Scotland can access it, share experience and learn from each other about the challenges and expectations of the role of Board Chair. If you're interested in finding out more then contact allison.watson@saos.coop