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We have just opened spaces on our Family Bushcraft course on July 25th - 26th, so be quick if you want a to join in the fun!!!!

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Glasgow Warriors Performance Training & Teambuilding

Below are some photos from a recent event we run for professional rugby team Glasgow Warriors. The event was held over two day an entailed a range of physically and mentally demanding activities.

This event provide the coaching staff with an opportunity to see the different characteristics of the team-members and identify individual and team weakness and strengths.

just one example the many

Established in 2003 we have a long established record in providing a range of fantastic Bushcraft, Wilderness Survival & Primitive Technology courses and training, for individuals, groups and military personnel.

Based at our very own Woodland Croft in the North East of Scotland, we aim to provide the very best in Bushcraft, Rural skills & Forest Schools Education for all ages and abilities.

Our location and own purpose build woodland training area is ideal learning a range of Bushcraft & Survival skills - The Cairngorm National Park is the only wilderness environment in the UK and offers a range of different environments, excellent transport links and stunning wilderness views. We believe there is no better place for learning Bushcraft in the UK and we also have access to other great locations across the UK and in Norway & Sweden, where we run Winter and Arctic courses and expeditions.

Our Senior Instructor is a former Ray Mears ‘full Bushcraft instructor’, the only one in Scotland, and has been professionally teaching Bushcraft & Survival skills since 1999. He is considered as one of the most experienced Bushcraft & Survival instructors around, and is passionate about passing on his knowledge and skills.

Our experience and expertise has been called-upon to provide specialist training to military personnel and consultancy for a range of media's. We also provide demonstrations and lectures for Schools and Universities, and run and support Northern expeditions.

We are passionate about Bushcraft and teaching. We have experience and qualifications, in teaching and instructing, ranging back more than 20 years! We also have a friendly and highly professional approach to teaching.

Our teaching method is based on sound practical experience and in-depth knowledge. Therefore, we concentrate on firstly providing you with a high level of practical skills, which are backed-up by relevant knowledge. We then encourage you to put these new skills and knowledge into practice, while we continue to provide guidance, advice and support.

Our prices are highly competitive, while still providing you with a high quality service. As we wish to make Bushcraft accessible to as many people as possible, we aim to keep our prices affordable.

We are ideally placed with excellent rail and road routes from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness, and with the stunning Wilderness of the Cairngorm National Park on our doorstep.

 Former Ray Mears Instructor, teaching since 1999

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