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.


We are a development organisation owned by our members. We provide a range of specialist services that are not available elsewhere, to assist our members by developing their people and their businessses. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

What's New

Latest news, views and updates from us here at SAOS.

Associate Membership

Looking for help to explore new horizons?

You don’t have to be in a co‑op to benefit from SAOS's skills and knowledge. Everyone has some sort of supply chain, and whether you're supplying, buying, producing or procuring, working together makes sense for everyone, we get that.

We know that the co-op model might not be right for everyone, but "co-operating" effectively, for the benefit of your business, is.

We’ve created a new way to help. Our associate membership gives non co-ops the opportunity to benefit from our expertise and know-how. This new type of membership gives businesses large and small access to SAOS. You can even join as an individual.

Our range of services, know-how and experience are highly relevant to any business in the food and drink, farming and wider rural sector, and our network of contacts is second to none.

We get things done.

To find out more get in touch.