About us

Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we provide a range of specialist information, development and consultancy services.

What we do

Our work allows farming, food and drink businesses to realise the commercial advantages achievable by working together more effectively, and to contribute to the success of Scotland’s food and drink industry and rural economy.


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'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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