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

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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.

Become A Member

If you are already in a co-op and would like to know more about joining SAOS, the services we provide and how we can help you, get in touch.

Want to know if the co-operative model is right for your business? If you want to find out more about co-operation generally and whether forming a co-op might be the right choice for you, have a look at our FAQs, or for initial advice on setting up a co-op get in touch.