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.

Our relationship with our members is open and transparent and our governance provides opportunities for member participation, networking and feedback.

We promote and work on behalf of our members to create a positive regulatory environment for our members.

Co-op Development Plan

Every year, SAOS undertakes a range of projects to help develop co-operation and collaboration across our members’ co‑op businesses and the wider rural community.

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Governance Services

The success of every co‑op business depends on how successfully its directors carry out their roles and responsibilities.

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