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.

How do we help?

At SAOS we like a challenge. Some of the best ideas come from problems or challenges, and we like nothing better than finding a solution. SmartRural and ScotEID are great examples of how we do this, and we’re always looking for new opportunities.


Through SmartRural, SAOS has initiated a nationwide project that will help farmers capture and access data to help make better decisions and improve business returns.

More about SmartRural


The ScotEID database provides real-time tracing data of farm livestock through their supply chains, until the point when they enter the food chain.

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