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Welcome to Primal Bushcraft and Survival.

Reconnect with nature, learn awesome life skills and embrace your Primal Instinct.

Hi, I'm Matt, founder of Primal Bushcraft and Survival

At Primal we are passionate about the outdoors and would love to share our knowledge of bushcraft and survival skills with you.

We believe it’s best to have a few survival skills in your back pocket so you don’t get caught out when you need them most. Like our primal ancestors of old, living off the land and utilising skills to live in harmony with our surroundings was a natural way of life. 

In today’s fast paced environment we are dependent on technology more and more and have lost touch with our Primal Instincts and Hunter-Gatherer skills.

So let’s get outdoors, as there’s no better way to learn than by doing. 

Upcoming Courses

Some of the courses we are running in the next few weeks

Our 1 day Bushcraft and Survival Course is a great way to learn the outdoor basics. Using our natural surroundings you will learn valuable skills in bushcraft and survival techniques in a safe environment.

Come and learn the ways of our Highlander ancestors. From surviving in mountainous conditions and wild forests to hunting and fighting styles, our Highland ancestors were masters of self-resilience.

The Outdoor First Aid course covers the long-term care of casualties in remote settings. The course may be of particular use to those working in the outdoor industry and corporations in extreme environments.


Hill Walking

Breathe in the beauty of nature again



Here at Primal we are passionate about the outdoors, bushcraft and survival training and take great pride in delivering an awesome and memorable experience to all our clients. Whether it’s learning the basics our trying your hand at more advanced techniques we love to teach all abilities and provide great customer service. But don’t just take our word for it read what some of our clients have said on previous courses.


The moment I arrived and met the team and other castaways I was made to feel very welcome and confident that the long weekend ahead would be fun, friendly and I would learn lots about survival.

Getting back to basics in a beautiful location was such a wonderful experience, I would recommend it to anyone.

Anna Hagar


Matt and his team bring something different every time! Getting out of the office and back into nature for some team building is amazing fun - we’re all already looking forward to the next one!

Nicola Nolan 


What an amazing day. Took my 6 year old son on the Bushcraft and survival day course and I was worried that he would be bored with 6hrs of outdoor activities but he had a great time. He really was one with nature and Matt, Paul, Andy and Mark were all amazing with him helping him do ropes and letting him try out their own hammocks.

The whole day was so good that it's made me now want to take the little one camping soon. Thanks guys for a great day

Claire McFadden


My friends and I spent a great weekend with Matt, Paul and the Primal Bushcraft team recently and can honestly say we had an incredible experience. I’d 100% recommend you try them, we’ll be back again later in the summer!

Steve Thomson


5 of us had a great day as part of our team building away day - would definitely recommend this!
We will definitely consider this for another away day!



I know these guys do corporate and kids events, but if you’re heading to Edinburgh for a stag do, just go ahead AND BOOK THIS!

Tom Maddox

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