Thistle Timber & Building Supplies are open and trading from Monday the 4th of January.
Builders Merchants have been included in the list of essential businesses allowed to remain open during lockdown.
Please continue to keep yourself and others safe when visiting our premises by wearing a mask, sanitising your hands, and remaining a safe distance from all other customers and staff.

We have developed and implemented a COVID-19 Risk Assessment which has been assessed and approved by our Health & Safety Consultants. Our branches are safe to visit, although we do ask that you follow the guidance provided.

Both the Wisp and Gyle branches are open and trading, although there are a number of changes evident when visiting our branches. We are also now able to offer our normal delivery service with 2 - 3 day lead in times.

We are making every attempt possible to carry a full stock of our extensive range, however a number of suppliers have reduced capacity due to manufacturing restrictions. So please feel free to check with us before visiting.

Please also note that our online shop is a delivery only service and that the carriage charge applies to a kerbside delivery to the nearest & safest & accessible location available. And remember to check your spam folder just in case your email device stores your email in that location. If you require any further information please either use our Enquiries Tab or call us, and we will be happy to help. Thank you.

Thistle Timber & Building Supplies is one of the largest independent builders merchants in the central belt of Scotland.

Thistle Timber and Building Supplies was established in 1998 at The Wisp, supplying the construction industry with sawn and dressed timber, aggregates, paving, roofing, flooring, bricks, monoblocks and other building materials. We opened our second branch at The Gyle in October 2006.

Both branches include a brilliant landscaping centre, which do an impressive job of conveying just what is possible with a bit of imagination, skill, and the use of quality products.


A Professional Service

Every customer, whether they be Trade, Self Build, or DIY receives the same high standard of service. We are renowned for the professionalism and helpfulness of our staff.

Convenient Locations

We have 2 conveniently located depots on the outskirts of Edinburgh.


We have thousands of building related products in our depots, and we are experts at sourcing non stock items.

Our stock range includes:

  • Sawn and Dressed Timber
  • Sheet Materials
  • Building & Roofing Products
  • Gardening & Landscaping Goods
  • Ironmongery & Tools

Competitive pricing policy

Our highly competitive pricing policy guarantees you value for money.

Delivery Service

We offer an inexpensive delivery service and where necessary we can provide you with vehicles that have crane offloading facilities.