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.


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.

Supply Chain Resilience

Food Security and Supply Task Force

We have played a key role in supporting the work of the Task Force in providing research and expert input into resilience planning around all critical aspects of the supply chain, including inputs, energy, production, processing, logistics and market access. A new Risk Register has been developed by SAOS in support of the Task Force and the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership going forward.


We are members of the Wool Innovation Steering Board. With support from Innovate UK’s KTN we are collaborating with a community of interested partners to co-create a Circular Innovation Plan for the wool sector. This plan will identify the key sectoral barriers to net zero and how the circular economy can be used as a framework to overcome these. A similar process is also being undertaken for the aluminium and chemicals sectors. More info here 

Blue Economy Opportunities

Supporting the shellfish farming sector to explore how they can be innovative and retain more value from waste streams is typical of the resilience work we deliver. It involves collaboration in bringing industry and expertise together to find new solutions

If you would like to follow up with one of the team and explore ways to improve how your business, supply chain or sector operates, please get in touch.