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.

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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ScotEID

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

Project Manager

07894 414512 | george.noble@saos.coop

Bob Yuill

Bob Yuill

Bob Yuill

Deputy Chief Executive

01466 700203 | bob.yuill@saos.coop