Scots co-op aid up

12 February 1999

Scots co-op aid up

GOVERNMENT funding of farm co-operation in Scotland has been increased by 25%.

This takes the annual grant to SAOS, the umbrella organisation for Scottish co-ops, to £297,000.

The money will be used to fund an extra project manager.

James Graham, SAOS chief executive, said it was a clear demonstration of the importance placed by the government in co-operation as a main strategy for the future of farm businesses.

There are 100 farm and rural co-ops in Scotland with a combined turnover of £1bn. &#42

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