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.

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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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