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.


We are a development organisation owned by our members. We provide a range of specialist services that are not available elsewhere, to assist our members by developing their people and their businessses. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

What's New

Latest news, views and updates from us here at SAOS.

How do we help?

Sharing Data

By working hard to understand how co‑op governance, technology and trust must be balanced, we have positioned ourselves as Scotland’s leading source of expertise on sharing industry data.

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The ScotEID database provides real-time tracing data of farm livestock through their supply chains, until the point when they enter the food chain.

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Key contacts

Get in touch if you want to know more about our data work, SmartRural or ScotEID.

George Noble

George Noble

George Noble

Data and Connectivity Manager

07894 414512 | george.noble@saos.coop

Bob Yuill

Bob Yuill

Bob Yuill

Deputy Chief Executive

01466 700203 | bob.yuill@saos.coop