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.

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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.

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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