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.

Joint Scottish Food and Drink Industry Response re 'Key Workers'

SAOS is one of 14 key industry stakeholders who today have sent a joint statement asking for common sense with regard to the 'key worker' situation.

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