Scottish Organic Stakeholders Group

Shifting organics from the margins to the mainstream

Read our latest report

We know that organics can make a significant difference to nature and the environment, and that it can produce more socially and economically sustainable food.

This new report points to the ways in which the Scottish Government, in collaboration with others, can meet growing demand for organic produce – and at the same time work on its own commitments on climate, biodiversity and nature conservation.

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Subgroup reports

In early 2022, four working groups were set up:

supply chains
training and research
public procurement

These subgroups met to agree recommendations for next steps – access the full report of each working group above.
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Developing the sector

In May 2021 SOSG agreed on nine recommendations for developing the Scottish organic food sector.

These were signed off by a long list of signatories.

Read about these recommendations here.

The group holds regular online meetings and is open to new members. 

A Secretariat co-ordinates and supports the group’s work:

– Ross Paton, organic dairy farmer (SOSG Chair)
– Antonia Ineson, Organic Growers Alliance
– David McKay, Soil Association Scotland
– Adam Forrest, Scotland Food & Drink
– Mads Fischer-Moeller, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
– Miesbeth Knottenbelt and Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland

For further information, contact sosg {at}