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.

C2N - IBioIC Bioeconomy Week

C2N joined Grampian Growers in Autumn 2022 as part of IBioIC’s Bioeconomy Week to showcase their collaboration with Welsh-based Agroceutical Products and The Robert Gordon University with a PhD studentship currently exploring the role of daffodil-derived bioactives in preventing cardiovascular disease.

It was great to welcome MSP Maggie Chapman and Cabinet Secretary, Mairi Gougeon, to Grampian Growers, to hear more about the collaborative R&D activity that our co-op members undertake.

Scotland, and Angus region in particular, has the potential to become a biorefining hub that offers scale to agri co-ops with bioarisings (wastes or co-products) with commercial potential.

Find out more about Scotland's first Bioeconomy Week — IBioIC Publications (ibioic-publications.com) 

Watch our Bioeconomy week video - with Grampian Growers