About us

SAOS was established in 1905 to strengthen the profitability and effectiveness of Scotland’s farming and rural businesses through co-operation.

What we do

We are Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration. We provide a range of specialist information, development and consultancy services.


We are a development organisation owned by our members. We provide a range of specialist services that our members have requested, that are not available elsewhere. Discover how we can help you.

Become A Member

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

Want to know if the co-operative model is right for your business?

You can find out more about co-op and co-operation in our FAQs, or get in touch and speak to a member of the team.

Speak to someone about setting up, get in touch.