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.

The Food and Drink Supply Chain

In 2021, due to the national Covid-19 lockdown, the SAOS conference was held online. Our 'A-Z of reasons to be positive' theme for that year showcased the breadth of our work.

Our short film, F for Food and Drink Supply Chains, created for the conference, is available here and looks at the challenges experienced during Covid and the opportunity now to re-think these supply chains for future resilience and sustainability. 

Watch the Food and Drink Supply Chains video

The full A-Z content is here