A Highlands and Islands classic revived — a gift and an heirloom for beloved family.

Materials: Royal Deeside Oak, Wych Elm

Commission: Various

Photography: Tom Addy, Amy Muir

The Creepie Stool was once a common place piece of furniture throughout the rural Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The name “Creepie” derives from the old scot’s word creep, meaning to crawl, or to stoop low. These stools are traditionally low, particularly useful for keeping the sitter out of the fog of smoke in Highland blackhouses (before the advent of more modern chimney flues).

Often gifted to young children, this most versatile piece of furniture became different things as its owner grew; sometimes a seat, and sometimes a table — or perhaps a footstool or even a plant stand.

Familiar in many Scottish farmhouses of the 19th century, our creepies bring new life to this forgotten design by using characterful local hardwoods.

The original heirloom furniture piece from the highlands of Scotland.

TOR Creepie Stool 83
TOR Creepie Stool 4
TOR Creepie Stool
TOR Creepie Stool 84 2