Hamish Erskine - About Me

Hamish Erskine, Hamish the Plumber, plumbers in exeter, small plumbing repairs
I grew up in Scotland, near Edinburgh, but also spent much of my childhood on the remote Isle of Coll in the Scottish Hebrides.

As a teenager, my father was furious when my careers test suggested I should be a plumber! He had envisioned me being ‘more than a plumber’ when sending me to Fettes College, Edinburgh's top private school.

So, en route to becoming a plumber, I gained a degree from Bristol University and had a career as a maths teacher, mainly teaching in Yemen, where I spent 14 years.

After returning to the UK, I felt it was time for a change. So 30 years after that school careers test I finally took my plumber training, and I've never looked back.

I have three children who are now young adults, and I am married to a Devon lass who grew up in Exmouth.

I am a Christian, and attend Belmont Chapel in Exeter.

Hobbies and Interests

When I was a school teacher, plumbing was simply one of my hobbies. Now that I am a professional plumber, I have developed several other hobbies.

Web design:- When I started my plumbing business, I realised that I needed a good website. Instead of paying someone to make one for me, I decided to learn how to build my own. As my web design skills have grown, they have become hugely advantageous to the way I run my plumbing business. It means I can change whatever I like, whenever I want, without having to rely on a web designer to make the changes for me. It also got me talent-spotted and headhunted for the government's Business is GREAT campaign, and in 2015 I featured in newspapers, on billboards, and on the radio as a model of small business success, making best use of the internet. More recently, I have been learning how to make videos as you can see from my videos page. Having a background as a teacher, I recently created my own online course entitled 'Build a Website with Rapidweaver for Mac'. In a series of 40 videos, you can learn step-by-step how to make a website like this one. Find out more at Hamish.com

Humanitarian:- I have also used my web design skills to publicise my concerns about the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where I previously lived and worked for 14 years. If you're interested, please visit my websites YemenFamine.com and StopArmsToSaudi.com

Faith:- I became a committed Christian while studying at university. Christian topics that especially interest me include the healing ministry of Jesus, and also the study of Biblical prophecies about the future. These are not topics of conversation that I usually initiate, but please feel free to ask me about them if you are interested. And of course, my faith affects the way I run my plumbing business. Hopefully that comes across if you read my reviews.
As seen on billboards - 2015
Hamish Erskine, Hamish the Plumber, Plumbers in Exeter, Business is Great, Do More Online
Hamish the Plumber
14 Juniper Close, Exeter, EX4 9JT
Hamish the Plumber
14 Juniper Close, Exeter, EX4 9JT

Web design by Hamish? Och aye! That too.
© 2017 Hamish Erskine, h@htp

Web design by Hamish? Och aye! That too.
© 2017 Hamish Erskine, h@htp