This week we ran the Co-op Chairmen’s Forum

Jim Booth tells us about the SAOS Co-op Chairmen Forum that took place this week at Huntingtower Hotel. “We had a very successful forum meeting earlier this week. There is simply tremendous value in getting a group of co-op chairman (and vice chairs) in the same room. The forum’s purpose was certainly achieved: To facilitate Read More »

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Helen Glass reports from last week’s SmartRural event

SmartRural’s ‘outside-in’ pilot scheme is trialling how to use technology to deliver improvements for residents and businesses in a rural setting. Helen was one of the attendees at an event last week which drew key stakeholders to Stonehaven to find out more! She tells us: “The room buzzed with conversations at the vibrant and informative event Read More »

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‘CMiP’ course proves popular once again

SAOS Project Manager, Stephen Young, tells us a bit about this year’s Co-op Management in Practice training course which he was involved in delivering this week. This two-day residential course aims to provide a really solid grounding in the intricacies of co-op management to the attendees and has proved really popular over the last few Read More »

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Co-op Tour for ScotGov’s Food and Drink Industry Division

We were really delighted to spend the last couple of days showing three members of the Scottish Government’s Food and Drink Industry division around some of our hugely innovative and successful co-ops. Our trip started with Scottish Shellfish in Bellshill where the group learned more about the advantages of achieving a degree of farmer-controlled dominance Read More »

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Filming with Scottish Agronomy for new ‘Co-op Short’ video

Thursday 18th Oct George Noble and I (Jenn Grant) had a great morning filming with Scottish Agronomy for our latest ‘Co-op Short’ video. We haven’t done one of these for ages and it was great to get back into the swing of things, especially with such an interesting co-op, and on a lovely day! Scottish Agronomy is Read More »

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