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


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



Name changed to ‘Turnbull & Scott’



Acquired by Lancashire-based firm Hunt Moscrop



First management buyout



Acquires Thermolier heating company



Gains ISO 9001 accreditation



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



Factory refurbished and expanded



Launch of first finned tube radiator



Launch of trench heating product



Turnbull & Scott celebrates 70th year in business



Acquires neighbouring building for factory extension Receives Investors In People award



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



Acquisition of sister company, ‘Commercial Electric Heat’



Relocation to new premises in Hawick



Gains OHSAS 18001 accreditation



Gains ISO 14001 accreditation




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

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Our Alan Simpson’s Poultry Farm Case Study

560m Gilled Tube Manufacture & Installation

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Joules Ltd

600kW Biomass Plant Room & External Fuel Silo

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Manchester University

Pre Fabricated Boiler House with Installation

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Hawick Community Hospital

Containerised Boiler House

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Sellafield Ltd

Bespoke Heat Exchangers

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Mungoswells Farm

Biomass Boiler & District Heating Installation

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Woodend farm

Biomass Boiler & Bespoke Heat Exchanger

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Simpsons Malt

Process Pipework & Mechanical Services

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Teho Ltd

Bespoke Panel Heaters for Offshore Project

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Chester Zoo

Bespoke curved Gilled Tube

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