PRIMAL BUSHCRAFT

WORLDWIDE EXHIBITIONS, TEAM BUILDING & OUTDOOR LEARNING

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MEET THE TEAM

At Primal we have brought together professionals from civilian sectors and experts from the military Special Forces environment. The team are passionate about outdoor learning and will ensure the delivery of bespoke training to suit your individual needs.

MATT

FOUNDER

An avid outdoors man from a very young age, Matt spent over 22 years in the British Army concluding with a prolonged period in Special Forces where he gained extensive knowledge of urban and rural survival. Matt carried out Arctic Survival training and became a Ski Tour Leader, now boasting 20 years of worldwide adventure training experience. Matt is an Alpine, Nordic Ski Tour Leader and has planned and led successful ski expeditions across the world. His role as a Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Instructor encouraged.

Matt’s passion to share vitally important skills with the civilian world which led to the creation of Primal in 2014.

MATT

CEO

With 25 years of sailing experience and a military background, Matt has always had a passion for the outdoors. Starting from a young age growing up on a farm, he spent most of his time in the local woods, either alone or with the scouts and cadets before joining the army at 17.

Matt served 5 years as reconnaissance and after leaving the military, continued with outdoor pursuits including bushcraft, hiking and sailing. Matt has sailed to the Caribbean and back from Scotland. You can normally find Matt by the coast, either under sail, canoeing or just enjoying the peace the sea provides.

LUKE

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Luke has studied and taught bushcraft for over 8 years and has trained over 50 bushcraft instructors in that time. He specialises in thriving techniques alongside survival and teaching methodologies.

Luke is passionate about nature, the woodlands and education and passing on invaluable fundamental skills.

TOM

INSTRUCTOR

Tom is a successful video blogger and Chief Instructor on our Highlander survival skills course, educating people on “17th Century Highlander”. Re- discovering the skills, equipment, knowledge, stories and the relationship between land and nature that people had in the Highlands of Scotland, 300-400 years ago.

Re-connecting people with nature, land and heritage, in order to better understand the human-animal and our place on this planet.

LAURA

INSTRUCTOR

When Laura is not spending winters in the Himalayas of Kashmir you can find her in the forest.  From Edinburgh and with 14 years’ experience as a nursery practitioner, Laura’s passion for educating little ones comes naturally to her and she continues to develop her career whilst enjoying her hobbies.  Laura is working towards Forest School Leader certification where she aims to introduce children and young adults to a therapeutic way of learning new skills in the natural surroundings of a woodland.

In her spare time in Scotland, Laura enjoys long walks and camping trips with friends. Laura believes there is always something new to learn in the world of bushcraft and primarily that is what attracted her to the job.

SANDY

INSTRUCTOR

Sandy’s interest in the outdoors began at an early age.  Camping and hiking adventures with his Dad, led to climbing and mountaineering with friends, then he fell head over heals for snowboarding in his mid-teens.  This drive to be outside has never left him and he now finds himself, two decades later, in the midst of sharing that passion for the wilderness as part of the Primal family.

Sandy has been fortunate enough to have seen lots of wild places across the world and many in Scotland’s own backyard.  As his knowledge and skills grow, so does his desire to engage, share and inspire others to the Primal way of life.

OUR VENUE

SET IN SOME OF SCOTLAND’S MOST STUNNING SCENERY, OUR VENUE PROVIDES THE PERFECT PLACE TO BRING YOUR TEAM TOGETHER TO RE-CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH NATURE.

DUNCARRON MEDIEVAL FORT

Located near Denny in Central Scotland, the 20 acre site has been hand built by a team of volunteers, who have planted more than 5000 tree-sized wooden posts and built a lookout tower, longhouse, cabins and workshops using traditional medieval construction skills such as wooden dowels and pegs.

The Primal site is located a short distance beyond the fort’s walls.

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If you would like to learn more about the courses we run, or how Primal can help deliver fun informative outdoor lessons to your students please get in touch.

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