About us

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


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.

Scottish farmers produce quality beef and lamb from the grass and rough grazing which make up around 80% of Scotland’s agricultural land which is not suitable for cereal, fruit or vegetable production. Scotland’s grassland acts as a carbon sink and grazing animals provide habitats for wildlife and help to maintain the landscape.

How do we help?

Our CarbonPositive project is looking at gathering and using data in new ways.


SAOS’s CarbonPositive initiative aims to demonstrate the positive side of the carbon ‘balance sheet’ for the farming industry in Scotland. Through a greater understanding of agriculture and climate change, we are working to drive positive change and to position farmers as a key part of the climate change solution.

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Key contacts

Anna Robertson

Anna Robertson

Anna Robertson

Co-op Development and Training Manager

07741 314425 | anna.robertson@saos.coop

Stephen Sanderson

Stephen Sanderson

Stephen Sanderson

General Manager for FIA

07825 750301 | stephen.sanderson@foodassurance.co.uk