Backcountry Survival – the most Northerly survival school in Britain – are experts in providing realistic bushcraft and survival courses in Scotland. We have a range of winter, summer and expedition survival courses aiming to deliver a unique experience in the wild and stunning environment of the Scottish Highlands.
All Backcountry survival courses are tailored to all experience and ability levels, whether a beginner or a more advanced outdoor adventurer, we have a survival course for you.
Backcountry Survival prides itself on realistic courses and training and we have a common sense “real world” approach on all our courses.
Short video of Andy briefing a group on how to best use a fire-steel. We all know that out of all ignition sources the Fire-steel is by far the most…
Last year BCS were involved in the “Living series” Secret Agent Training WWII, which is scheduled for airing on the 9th of April @ 2100 on BBC 2. The Programme…
We have exhaustively tested the leading brands on the market and have found Fjallraven offers exactly what we need from our gear: Durability, functionality and adaptability. Consequently, all Backcountry staff utilise FJALLRAVEN clothing and equipment on our courses.
Had a great 3 day course with Neal and Brad who were the instructors , learned loads of good techniques on navigation , fire lighting , shelter building and loads more finished off with an excellent wee refreshing dip in a nearby gorge . This is the place to come if your serious about outdoor survival. Cheers guys
— Graham Stewart
Perfect 2 day survival course – really got to go to my extreme. From building shelter over fire and water acquisition to navigation and hazard water crossing! Everything right to the max and Neil is great guide / teacher.
Thanks for the brilliant time and keep up the good work
— Phillip Luther
I had one of the most memorable experiences of my life – I learned a lot, in the most beautiful of settings, with a knowledgeable and encouraging guide who also happened to be great company!
— Mark Wareham
“I had an excellent weekend on the 3 day survival course. Lots of information and guidance from the highly knowledgeable instructors. Hard work but I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in any outdoor activities”.
— Steve Boag