About Arran Bushcraft & Survival

We are based just outside the village of Brodick on the Isle of Arran, within walking distance of Brodick pier where the ferry comes in. At Arran Bushcraft and Survival we aim to teach you bushcraft skills with a big emphasis on showing you skills then allowing you time to practise and hone them.

Arran Bushcraft & Survival has been set up by Mark Bunyan. He was born and bred on Arran (Arranach) and has been living and working in forestry and the outdoors exploring wild places all his life.

Building a great knowledge of not just the island but its wildlife and habitats. Mark culminated his knowledge and study of bushcraft and improving on his teaching by attending and passing Woodcraft Schools one year Instructors Course 2010-2011.

Mark is also a member of Arran Mountain Rescue Team Joining in 1994 taking on roles of Equipment officer and Emergency Medical Technician.

Snow topped mountain
Mark Bunyan
Mark Bunyan, Head Instructor
Mountain Lake

The Location

We are based on The Isle of Arran on the West coast of Scotland, nestled between the Ayrshire coast & the Kintyre peninsular. Accessible by Cal-mac ferries from the port of Ardrossan (Train connection from Glasgow Central station Scotrail) it is a 55 minute crossing on the ferry to Brodick. There is another Cal-mac ferry from the smaller port of Clonaig on Kintyre, a 30min crossing to Lochranza on the North end of the island.

Arran is described as Scotland in miniature with the rugged granite peaks to the North, arable & forestry to the South. A vast & varied coastline from cliffs to sandy beaches. This allows for wide and varied habitats, wildlife and of course a sometimes fickle climate.

Arran is a popular tourist destination for day trips and longer breaks with accommodation to suit any budget.

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