Our Story

Born and raised in a small Yorkshire town on the edge of the Pennines, Andy has always felt a love for adventure, the beauty of nature and an energy to design and create. After pursuing a career in mechanical and electrical engineering and sharing his passion for creativity through his work with children and young people, Andy met Rebecca and they married in 2006. A year later, and with the odds stacked against them, they set off together on a new adventure with a new purpose in the Highlands of Scotland. In the years that followed, and with the values of sustainability, quality workmanship and preservation of traditional craft at heart, Andy built a house, became a father and in 2010, created Black Isle Woodturning.

Aware of all the hard work and challenges ahead of him, Andy’s purpose became clear – to preserve the ancient skill of woodturning whilst providing highly precise, creative, quality products and services that marry traditional techniques with modern technology.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

Vincent Van Gogh

Today, Andy’s work takes inspiration from the stunning Highland backdrop that surrounds his work space and stands for perseverance and passion. Each project he undertakes delivers precision, artistry and the highest quality woodwork. The adventure of Black Isle Woodturning continues with ever increasing, exhilarating projects for clients throughout the UK and further afield.

Andy has been accepted into the guild of master craftsmen in recognition of his expert knowledge and skill within the field of wood turning, for his demonstration of professional integrity and the high standard of his work.   We are very proud of this achievement which validates the core values that underpin Black Isle Woodturning meaning that you can rest assured of receiving the highest quality products and services.