About us

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


We are a development organisation owned by our members. We provide a range of specialist services that are not available elsewhere, to assist our members by developing their people and their businessses. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

What's New

Latest news, views and updates from us here at SAOS.

Part five of the SAOS on_FARM podcast series on Climate Change is out now

05 April 2021

The last in our series of Climate Change podcasts looks at how effective leadership can encourage those with a stake in rural sustainability to engage and help mitigate towards climate change. In this episode, Anna Davies speaks with:

Mark Brooking - Sustainability Director for dairy farmers' co-operative First Milk
Tim Wilson - CEO of supply co-op Aspatria Farmers
Jim Booth - SAOS's Head of Co-op Development


Click the logo to listen to Part 5

And of you've not already heard them, listen to Part 1 here  Part 2 here  Part 3 here  and Part 4 here

To subscribe to OnFARM, iPhone users simply need to search for ‘OnFARM Rural’ within their phone’s inbuilt Podcasts app and click Subscribe.

iPhone users can also use other podcast app’s and Android users can use a podcast app, such as Google Podcasts or Spotify to listen and subscribe.

You can also visit www.on-farm.co.uk to listen to each episode as it goes live.

You can find out more, or ask questions about, OnFARM on social media:

Twitter @on_farmuk 
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Facebook - OnFarm - Food, Agriculture and Rural Matters (@onfarmuk)

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