Our team

James Thomson Timber Scotland designer
  • James ThomsonFounder Director

    After an adventurous youth travelling Canada and Australia as an Engineer and Draftsman, James returned to his native Fife, Scotland to teach Craft Design and Technology before starting Thomson Timber.

    Not only the Owner and Director of the company, James is also at the helm as Head of Design – his fine eye for detail can be seen in all our buildings. His enthusiasm for both traditional and cutting-edge techniques ensures Thomson Timber respects real carpentry whilst embracing the excitement of new technologies in construction and manufacturing.


Timber framer designing Craig Thomson Timber
  • Craig ThomsonLead Carpenter

    Craig has been working with wood as long as he could hold a chisel. He completed a degree in Art and Philosophy, graduating in 2012, he began to work for James, his father, full-time.

    His artistic sensibilities are often turned to joinery design which results in beautifully-crafted, Japanese inspired, details within the overall frame designs.

    He is a keen photographer and furniture-maker.

ben whitney carpenter designer woodwork
  • Ben WhitneyCarpenter - 3D Modeller

    Ben has been with us for two years, after spending some time living in Florence on an Art and Architecture scholarship, he was new to carpentry when he started but brought 3D modelling experience in Sketchup that we have used to help visualise and plan projects.