Primal is fundamentally the first and last stop for all your luxury adventuring needs. When it comes to delivering bespoke Scotland adventure tours, the Team at Primal have got you covered. From stunning golden beaches to spotting golden eagles, from secluded wilderness glamping to 5 Star Hotels in the stunning west coast. Experience everything Scotland has to offer, from the local traditions, delicious homemade delicacies, fine drink and friendly culture, to the breathtaking scenery in a land steeped in history, magic and mystery.
They provide an exciting, unique and professional service.
We had the best time thanks to Matt and the team. So much fun, great caber tossing, axe throwing, archery and off course Highland dancing! Thoroughly recommend them - we were on a 50th birthday party and it was perfect! More...
Matt & the team ran an offsite team building activity day at Thirlestane Castle for our company of 60 employees. We had a great time in the forrest learning to how to build shelters, make fire and generally have fun in the outdoors whilst learning some valuable skills. All of the instructors are well trained, friendly and knowledgeable. More...
Amazing day learning wilderness survival. Guys are very knowledgable, friendly and a great laugh! Learning through fun is the way to go! Very useful skills - shelter building, knife work, water filtering and fire starting....and marshmallow toasting of course! Highly recommend and can’t wait to go on another course! More...
I attended the foraging and first aid course with Primal and had a brilliant day. The instructors are knowledgeable, inspiring and funny! I would highly recommend to anyone. More...
We just did the family survival weekend at Dalkeith Country Park. My son loved making the shelter, whittling wood - first time he has used a knife, making a fire, roasting marshmallows and foraging for berries. Liam and Stewart were brilliant! This was a special treat for him before he started school and he thoroughly enjoyed it. More...
My daughter and dad went to the bushcraft survival day on 13th July in Dalkeith Country Park. They both thoroughly enjoyed themselves, my daughter wants us to go wild camping now she learned how to make a fire, cook on it, carve tent pegs, loads about the foliage in the forest, built shelters. . she had so much fun she wants us to book to come again. Brilliant thank you to all the staff who made her day ☀️ More...
I recently organised a large Corporate Event with Primal Adventures for our Global Senior Leadership team.The service from to start to finish was of high quality, with the Primal Adventures Team being very receptive to a tailored event – nothing was too much trouble and they were always very quick at responding during the planning phase. The event itself was run very smoothly and provided exactly what was required. The environment allowed the team to spend quality time together building relationships whilst being tested in an unconventional environment. The evenings were very enjoyable and allowed even more team activities but this time in a less structured way. The social element was also well planned – the whiskey tasting experience being the highlight of the 4 days!We will be back! More...
Spent two amazing two days frolicking around Loch Lomond thanks to Primal Adventures. Jam packed weekend full of lessons on Scotland's history, boat tours, shooting and archery, and heaps of good grub.
I recently attended a bushcraft and survival skills day at Dalkeith Country Park with my 7 year old son. We both had a brilliant day, we learned so much in a single day. My son gave the experience 10/10 and keeps asking to do it all over again. He wants to stay the night next time and sleep under the shelter we built on the day. Liam and Paul were great leaders and are a real credit to the team at Primal Bushcraft and Survival. Thank you for a brilliant experience and I’m sure we will see you again in the future. More...
I bought a day experience with Primal as a present for my Dad, and he had a great time, so it was money well spent!
Always deliver with excellence! Great crew of staff, very knowledgeable about the outdoors and wild life .I recommend their coastal trips , they are addictive !!
Thank you to Matt and his team for a great day of primal bushcraft. Loved being outdoors, learning how to forage and learning basic survival skills. Very informative and very patient.
Primal Adventures are a super professional and exciting outfit. They offer so many amazing and unique experiences in Scotland and further afield using the most experienced guides. Matt is awesome to deal with and we can't recommend him and Primal Adventures enough - get booked on to one of their experiences, you will NOT be disappointed! More...
Great set of guys that taught us some very important skills to survive in the wild, I will certainly be putting these skills to practice in the future :)
Despite a lack of snow for the ski touring introduction, I was able to take some useful lessons away to be better prepared for next winter. The tour guide knew the cairngorms like the back of his hand and was very experienced. The Bushcraft staff were also very welcoming. More...
Matt and his team are experts in their business. Top guys.
Great team, professional and knowledgeable but also accessible and friendly. Felt very at home in the woods with them and look forward to my next adventure.
I have just been on the bushcraft skills day at Dalkeith and I honestly can't recommend these guys enough. What an amazing day, many thanks to Paul and Liam for sharing their skills and knowledge.
Great weekend on Wee Cumbrae. Cool sailing trip to get there. Learned lots. Nice bunch of people. Great instructors.
Great time, a good portion learning how to be on a sailing crew, and sea navigation. The island portion was a blast as well, I feel ive learned some great survival skills. The experts were very friendly, funny and informative. More...
The event (bushcraft&survival experience at Kelburn castle) was well organized, professional, safe and enjoyable. Thank you so much, we had a perfect Saturday!
I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing bushcraft party you did for my son's 6th birthday. It was the perfect mix of activities that kept a bunch of lively 6 years olds engaged. The leaders Paul and Mhairi were super and had great knowledge. Highly recommend and the kids would too as they've been raving about how good it was. More...
They are incredibly knowledgeable about travel and survival techniques. My outing with them was an amazing experience. Memories for a lifetime!
I spent 2 nights on the castaway trip. We learn how to build shelter, start fires, filter water, knife skills, how to navigate and a lot more. I would highly recommend it.
Kim Wesley Slade
Total pros and lovely people. Would highly recommend letting these guys teach you a thing or two.
The nicest bunch of guys to work with. Very knowledgable, friendly and professional. Can’t wait for the next course!
Had a great time learning survival skills with the Primal team. From purifying water and making fire, to knife skills and even stopping arterial bleeds! Great setting too, out in the woods round the fire, it was a great base for the course. I will defiantly be signing up for the 5 day course next! :-) More...
Really great experience . Thank you! Learned loads.
Just back from a fab work away day here! It was great fun, well organised and a great experience. Can highly recommend! The guys were all very friendly and welcoming. Thanks again �
Brilliant day at the recent Primal Forge day. Looking forward to getting involved in future courses!
A fantastic day out for our team here at Beauty Kitchen! Matt & Paul were amazing (& patient!) at teaching us some key skills both in wilderness survival and in team building.
Great team day with Matt & Paul! We'll be back soon!
Just been on a corporate day out with Primal Bushcraft Survival, great day out and they're a good bunch of guys to boot. Highly recommend.
Fantastic day for me and my boy. Couldn't rate this highly enough. Age ranges on the day from 5yrs to - let's just say a lot older - but everything pitched at just the right level for everyone. Instructors were extremely knowledgable, skill full, patient and easy going although very professional throughout. I'll definitely be looking at the other courses available. Highly recommend..... More...
Thanks to Matt and the team at primal for a fantastic day of learning survival skills. The guys all said how much they enjoyed it and the day topped off a brilliant stag weekend away in Edinburgh.
Really cool party for our 10-year old at Dalkeith Country Park yesterday! All the kids enjoyed it and the staff were superb. Unconditional recommendation!
Big thanks to Team Primal for well designed and prepared weekend of Urban Survival & Prepping Skills. I've had a wonderful time. The course was run by very well prepared and equipped experts. Very knowledgeable, skilled and open minded people that made everyone feel welcome. I would recommend this course to everyone. Doesn't matter if you are a complete novice, if you want to brush up your skills or learn something new. More...
Matt and the team offer a fantastic experience in bushcraft amd survival. You can clearly tell they are knowledgable and passionate about what they do. The course was a relaxed atmosphere with humour througout and enjoyed by everyone on the day. Some great skills learnt from some great people. 5 stars from me! More...
What a great day for adults and kids alike. Learned a lot of new skills thanks to the very knowledgeable Matt and Paul. Never a dull moment. Can't wait for more next year.
My 5 year old loved this and I think it's something my 14 year old can do too! Loved it x
What a wonderful day! Went in with no practical skills and learned tonnes! Paul was very knowledgeable, helpful and patient; a big asset to the company!
Strongly recommend for all. Took my 6 year old and my 60 year old dad. 3 of us had a great time. Staff very friendly.
I took my son and his friend here as part of his birthday present. We all had a great day learning new skills (Practising feathering wood at home! ) and gaining a respect for the outdoors and environment around us. The course content was delivered in a fun and informative manner with loads of time to try out our new skills. My son absolutely loved it and is saving his money for the survival weekend, so I guess that means I'll be going too� Matt, Paul and Andy were friendly and extremely knowledgable. Thanks for a great day. More...
Just back from a day learning (and doing) about shelter building, proper usage of knife and various methods of lighting fires. Great day with friendly helpful instructor Paul and everyone on the course who were super company. Very informative and I would encourage anyone - never too young, or old, to learn useful skills. Looking forward to a return visit in the future. More...
Malcolm Scott Maxwell
These guys are gold standard. We took our two eldest (9 yo girl and 8 yo boy) on the overnighter with primal bushcraft They made a massive effort to keep them engaged - including a special secret mission to recharge the jerries. They loved it! ;-)
Paul, Mitch and the rest of the team were knowledgeable, warm and friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone who want to do something a little different than stay indoors!
Nadine Jane Ramsay
Just got back from primal bushcraft and survival day and it was amazing! We learnt so much and had so much fun, making a fire is such a good feeling! !! The team are fantastic, so knowledgable, friendly and made the day the best experience... cant wait to do the next course. If YOU Are Thinking About Going, YOU Should! And take all your friends, it's brilliant. More...
Brilliant day with all the leaders and team would highly recommend and def be going back. Learn a lot but good family fun in the great outdoors
Awesome time!! Would recommend to anyone that they should go!!!
Had a smashing day yesterday at the bushcraft and survival! Was interesting and good to learn new things! Would definitely recommend people try this! Cheers again guys!
Just back from our days experience, one if the best days me and my wee bay have had. To get him unplugged from tech for the day and loving it is a massive tribute to Mat and Paul . He was hanging on their every word.!!! Absolute fantastic day and we both loved the experience 10 out of 10. Desperate to do the overnight experience now . Can't recommend highly enough. Better than any theme park !! More...
Awesome day out... A must do for all. Thanks Matt and team!
Great day at primal bushcraft! couldn't recommend it highly enough, guys were great and very approachable, Would interest anybody that enjoys the outdoors! Looking forward to attending another event More...
Great course, very enjoyable and amazing instructors. Excellent day out :)
Had a fantastic one day bushcraft experience, making fires, building shelters and eating lunch cooked in a hangi. Mat, Paul and Aaron were very personable and keen to share bushcraft skills, anyone who likes the outdoors would love this course, can't recommend it highly enough!
Top class training and course was excellent. Knowledge of instructors was second to none and a great way to learn the skills.
Took the children here for a bushcraft and survival day and they had the BEST time ever, haven't stopped talking about it since we got back. The team are fantastic and really make it an enjoyable day for everyone. Highly recommend & look forward to going back in the future :) More...
The instructors were impeccable in every aspect and highly personable! Can't wait to get on board again and experience one of the other courses. This hidden gem of an experience is aimed at all ages and u can't recommend it highly enough if you want to put your skills to the test. Thanks again team, had a great day!!! More...
Craig William Stewart
Fantastic day out; learning some even better skills! Will definitely be bringing my sleeping bag next time!
Amazing, I only went on the seven hour course and it was amazing, great skills taught cant wait to do it again.
An amazing weekend that our family will never forget. Matt, John and Paul made our stay an adventure but educational too - we learned so much. The team were superb with our three kids which allowed us to enjoy the experience too. I could not recommend primal bushcraft more highly. More...
We all had an ace time with the primal bushcraft guys. They really know their stuff and there were plenty of laughs along with shared knowledge. Thanks for a great day. Fi
Awesome weekend, great instructors, a really good intro to bushcraft for all ages, loved it!
Had a great weekend with the guys. As a relative novice to all things outdoors, it was great to learn new skills along with the theory behind it. All the guys are really passionate about what they do and go the extra mile to make sure its as enjoyable as possible. The food throughout was excellent and had a great time building my shelter and relaxing with my own little fire after a busy day learning. Many thanks to Matt, Paul & John for providing such an excellent time. More...
Jason K Ferry
Great weekend spent, with great people. Instructors are knowledgable and accommodating for people of all skills. I would highly recommend any of their activities to anyone.
What a weekend, absolutely brilliant. Loved every minute of it. Great to learn new skills and get stuck in. Thanks to Matt, Mich and John for the experience. . . and for letting me finish off the leg of lamb More...
Top weekend, great skills and instruction from the guys. Never a dull moment with the Primal Bushcraft and Survival team! Thanks again.
Amazing time, highly recommend this to anyone. Great fun and great bunch of guys.