About us

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

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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.

C2N - Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen in rural communities - the next green opportunity!

C2Network is working towards a green hydrogen roadmap for Scottish agriculture and the rural communities within which our co-ops and their farming members are based.

Collaborative working of our co-ops with stakeholders, engineering and technology partners, and the research base is driving our collective agenda.

Members of the C2Network found out more about the possibilities on a farm visit. You can too by watching the C2N Green Hydrogen video


You can also view:

ScotGov's hydrogen-action-plan

ScotGov's Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan