About Turnbull & Scott

Delivering heat transfer solutions since 1933

Founded in 1933, Turnbull & Scott has its roots in the world renowned textiles industry in the Scottish Borders supporting the highly vital steam and hot water infrastructures across the mills. Over the last 80 years we have extended our reach significantly and now, with 3 divisions, we have a loyal customer base across the energy, nuclear, chemical, food & drink, paper & packaging, and pharmaceutical industries as well as the public and commercial sectors.

  • Industrial Heat Exchangers
  • Commercial & Industrial Heaters
  • Installation, Fabrication & Pipework

Turnbull & Scott is proud of its loyal team of highly skilled chemical and mechanical engineers, and has avidly supported engineering apprenticeships throughout its long history. Our commitment to quality is evidenced through our ISO 9001, ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001, Fit for Nuclear (F4N) accreditations.

Engineer working on finned tubes

Turnbull & Scott History – at a Glance

1933

Founded as ‘Turnbull & Aitkin, Engineers and Millwrights’ Name later changed to ‘Turnbull, Aitkin & Scott’

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1955

Name changed to ‘Turnbull & Scott’

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1969

Acquired by Lancashire-based firm Hunt Moscrop

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1971

First management buyout

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1991

Acquires Thermolier heating company

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1995

Gains ISO 9001 accreditation

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1999

Bought by Messrs C Rowe and J Rafferty, allowing MD to retire

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2000

Factory refurbished and expanded

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2001

Launch of first finned tube radiator

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2002

Launch of trench heating product

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2003

Turnbull & Scott celebrates 70th year in business

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2004

Acquires neighbouring building for factory extension Receives Investors In People award

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2008

Acquired by joint investment from staff and Tricap Messrs Rowe and Rafferty retire Peter Murphy appointed Managing Director

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2009

Acquisition of sister company, ‘Commercial Electric Heat’

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2011

Relocation to new premises in Hawick

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2014

Gains OHSAS 18001 accreditation

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2015

Gains ISO 14001 accreditation

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2017

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‘Commercial Electric Heat’ (CEH) rebranded to Commerical & Industrial Heat (CIH)

Our clients

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