About us

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

What we do

Our work allows farming, food and drink businesses to realise the commercial advantages achievable by working together more effectively, and to contribute to the success of Scotland’s food and drink industry and rural economy.


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.

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.