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.

Membership

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.

Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our website. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use the data we collect on our site.

By using this platform/website, you consent to the collection, use and potential transfer of this data under the terms of this policy.

Use of cookies on the website

We use cookies on our website to enhance your user experience with us.  A cookie is a text file which contains information relating to your web journey and behaviour.  It is stored in your web browser to enable us to personalise your experience next time you visit our website.

Cookies are extremely useful as they can quicken up the web journey for you and can also allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Our tracking cookies collect information about how you browse and use our website, what pages you visit, how you entered the site and where you left it.  This data is anonymous and not specific to you yet helps us to make improvements to your web experience by identifying pages where more visitors may be exiting the website or where visitors may be struggling to find necessary information.

Disclosure of this information

We may occasionally pass aggregate information on the usage of our website to third parties for research purposes, but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

Unless required or permitted to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information we hold.

Managing your cookies

You will be able to use the Help menu bar on most browsers to get information on how to block or prevent cookies. This will give you information on how to disable cookies altogether, however it should be noted that this may stop some functions on websites. We would strongly recommend that you leave your cookies enabled, so that we can continue to help evolve the website and overall user experience.

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the website.

All data is retained on secure servers.

If you have any further questions around our privacy policy, please contact us: saos@saos.coop.