Colin Bate drinks cabinet Highwood Furniture


Highwood Furniture produces beautiful yet functional pieces of furniture, built with care and precision in order to match your lifestyle, character and needs. Tailored for you and created with locally sourced sustainable woods like Scottish Oak, Ash, Sycamore and the beautiful but unfortunately diminishing Elm.

Highwood Furniture is dedicated to producing high quality, life long pieces using these amazing natural materials. The pursuit for this comes from the founder Colin Bate and his love for the outdoors, natures beauty, his enjoyment in being creative and his eye for precision.

Colin trained at and graduate from the renowned Chippendale International School of Furniture and is a member of the Fine Furniture Guild. Frequently getting lost in his work for hours, Colin's objective with every piece is to make something that customers will love as much as he loved making.

“I love the precision of furniture making, and the disciplines involved in turning a design idea into a practical piece of furniture. But I also enjoy the creativity that goes into making a desk or cabinet into something absolutely unique.”

stacked oak timber Highwood Furniture


Highwood Furniture has a replanting scheme, supporting the growth and sustainability of Scotland’s native forests and species. For every project there is a donation to Trees for Life, a company who are restoring the ancient Caledonian Forest and all its constituent species of flora and fauna to the Scottish Highlands.


See what Highwood Furniture is currently working on below