SAOS Update for Autumn ’18 now online

Our latest SAOS Update is now available online  Read how the weather has affected some of our Agri Co-op members, plus lots of SAOS and co-op members’ news and innovations, including: SAOS response to ScotGov’s proposals for the post-EU transition period New Broccoli crisp snack brand launched by East of Scotland Growers How Smart Rural Read More »

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NEF Co-ops Unleashed

We have just added a new report to our Resource Library which will be of interest to students of co-operatives. More than half of UK company equity is owned abroad and only just over 12% by individuals. The interests of those who own Britain’s businesses are often misaligned with those of other stakeholders, such as Read More »

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New Chair and Vice Chair for SAOS

Following our AGM, Mark Clark was appointed as the new Chairman of SAOS, succeeding George Lawrie. Our new Vice Chairman is John Hutcheson. Mark, Managing Director of Grampian Growers, brings strong business acumen to the role, with Grampian Growers having developed and expanded their range of varieties of seed potatoes, as well as daffodil bulbs Read More »

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SAOS Summer Update now Available

The SAOS Update for Summer ’18 is now out   View our older SAOS Updates here: SAOS newsletters  

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Scotland’s Farmer Co-ops are Leading Industry Innovation

That future farm policy should include incentives for innovation through co-operation, was a central theme of SAOS’ proposals to Scottish Government and the Cabinet Secretary’s Agriculture Champions last year.  We built our case, in part, on the evidence of highly successful PO’s in Scotland’s fruit and vegetable sector, and on the clear need to ensure Read More »

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