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SAOS Chief Exec Tim Bailey blogs his reflections on 2019

How was 2019 for SAOS and the agri sector in general? It’s been another successful year for SAOS, with our workload continuing to grow, both in our co-op development and supply chain activities, and underpinning our reputation as a ‘can-do’ solution provider, working with different sectors facing challenge. It’s been a mixed year for the Read More »

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Emma Patterson Taylor on the Women in Food & Agriculture Summit

        Emma Patterson Taylor, SAOS’s lead on sustainability, tells us about the first Women in Food and Agriculture Summit that she attended last week in Amsterdam. The  summit enabled different sectors within the supply chain to learn from each other, build strategic relationships and pin point partnership opportunities to take businesses and Read More »

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Robert Logan reports on the recent CMiP Course

Robert Logan, SAOS’s newest recruit, took part in the two-day Co-op Management in Practice training course recently. One of our highest rated and most valued training events, the CMiP course gives potential co-op managers of the future an insight into a wide variety of topics, allowing them a greater understanding of the workings of their own Read More »

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SAOS’s Bob Yuill addresses ICOS Conference in Ireland

Yesterday was the annual national conference of our sister organisation in Ireland, the Irish Co-oprative Organsiation Society. The theme for the day was  Climate Change & Animal Welfare – Opportunities for Co-ops SAOS’s Deputy Chief Executive, Bob Yuill, who is also Managing Director of the livestock traceability system – ScotEID, was in attendance as part Read More »

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Tim Bailey Reflects on the Scottish Programme for Government

Having had a few weeks to reflect on the new Scottish Programme for Government it’s difficult not to be overawed by the apparent challenges the farming industry faces in responding to this. The key driver throughout this is the climate emergency and the need for Scotland to become carbon net zero by 2045. It’s quite Read More »

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