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.


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.

What is supply chain collaboration?

Supply chain collaboration is a proven business strategy that ensures the most cost-efficient delivery of goods and services into a more and more demanding and competitive global food and drink marketplace.

Supply chains are increasingly challenged to demonstrate their credentials on sustainability, environment, welfare, packaging and many other areas to satisfy emerging and complex consumer concerns.