Places are filling up for this year’s SAOS Conference on 31 Jan. Book now!

This year’s SAOS Conference which will focus on ‘Promoting Innovation Through Co-operation’, takes place on Jan 31st at Dunblane Hydro, and is looking to be our best and biggest ever. We have a really excellent programme looking at innovation, with a mix of stimulating presentations and speakers, including an address by Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Read More »

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SAOS Winter Update now Available Online

Our latest newsletter is now available here: You can also view our older newsletters at: SAOS quarterly newsletters  

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SmartRural Makes Economic Case for Funding

In the Autumn SAOS Update ‘SmartRural – new technology offers endless possibilities’ (see below) we reported on SmartRural’s pilot scheme which has been developing a new co-operative business model trialling how to use technology to deliver improvements for residents and businesses in a rural setting through Long Range Wide Area Networks (LoRaWAN). The Scottish Government’s refreshed Read More »

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Tim Bailey Appointed Chief Executive of SAOS

Tim Bailey will become Chief Executive of SAOS in March, succeeding James Graham, who will retire from the post after 21 years. As Agricultural Director of SFQC, Tim was the contract manager for key farm assurance scheme contracts, including QMS and SQC. He successfully diversified the business into new commercial activities in the supply chain, Read More »

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SAOS Conference Jan ’19 – now open for booking

Our conference on 31st January will focus on ‘Promoting Innovation Through Co-operation’. Details are being circulated with our Winter newsletter and should be with those on our mailing lists shortly. If you’d like to get ahead of the game, details are at the bottom of this page. As you’ll see from the registration form, we Read More »

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