Who's Who

Meet the SOPA team

Mr Roger Baird

SOPA Chair

roger baird SOPA

I have recently set up my own trading company to deal principally in organic cereals and pulses.After 42 years with WN Lindsay Ltd, I have recently branched out independently to follow my interests and what I believe is good for the planet. I am trading in conjunction with Robin Appel Ltd, a respected independent grain merchant, based in the south of England, who trade over 25K tonnes of UK produced organic cereals and pulses.

I will continue to trade as previously, with tie ups to all major organic millers, maltsters and feed compounders and of course with my existing organic farmers and hopefully some new ones! My aim is to put growers and end-users together, with mutual benefit the desired outcome.

I am a director of SOPA, where one of my primary concerns is to fight for home-grown organic cereals markets, and reduce imported ‘organic’ cereals from dubious origins.  I am a firm believer in the quality and environmental credentials of home grown organic grain.



PO Box Golspie, KW106AA
Email: info@sopa.org.uk Tel: 0300 772 9795

Scottish Organic Producers Association, Registered Office is c/o Drummond Laurie, Algo Business Centre, Glenearn Rd, Perth, PH2 8BX.
Scottish Organic Producers Association is a Co-operative registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, Registration Number SP02278R. Organic Certification GB-ORG-17