Sharing space with the Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Inverurie test centre can be found smack bang in the middle of Harlaw Industrial Estate. If you’re an Inverurie local, this is likely to be the most convenient place for you to take your practical.

Before you actually head in for your test, though, be sure to get up to speed with both your test centre and the driving test itself. You can do this by reading our comprehensive guide below, featuring all of the information you might need to know!


Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre Harlaw Industrial Estate Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 4FR

Tests Offered at Inverurie

  • Car


A car park is available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0146 7625456

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re taking your practical at Inverurie without the guidance of a local ADI, or you’re simply having a look around the area before you start your lessons, use these directions to avoid getting lost.

A Bit More About Inverurie

Your driving test will start with your examiner guiding you out of the industrial estate that Inverurie is situated in. Depending on the time of day your test is at, you might encounter a lot of oncoming traffic. As you progress through Inverurie, you’ll encounter a variety of compact roads, so make sure you’re paying close attention to your road positioning—especially when manoeuvring around parked vehicles.

If you don’t like roundabouts, you’ll want to conquer your fear before you take the test, as there’s a wide range of them scattered around the local area. Due to its close proximity, the A96 will almost definitely show up on your route. Depending on the manoeuvre you’re asked to demonstrate, the examiner will either lead you towards a local car park or a quiet area like Kintore.

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Inverurie Test Pass Rates

Though we tell all of our learners to not take driving test pass rates too seriously (on account of the fact that your result will depend entirely on your performance, not a statistic), that’s not to say that they’re not worth looking at!

There are countless interesting patterns and trends that emerge from the DVSA’s latest batch of statistics. We’ve explored how factors such as age, area and transmission affect a learner’s chances of passing over on our blog. But, if you’ve not got the time to delve into our findings, we’ll keep it simple.

Learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their test. Those heading to Inverurie test centre, however, seem to do much better, as you can see below…

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
61.5% 58.5% 62.1% 64.5% 55.8%

What If I Can't Go To Inverurie? 

Trying to cast your net wider to get your hands on an earlier test date? You’re in luck—there are plenty of other test centres to head to in Aberdeenshire. If you’re staying close to Inverurie, your nearest options are:

What To Expect On The Day

So, you’ve finally crossed driving lessons off your list. All that’s standing in the way of your full licence now is the driving test. Dun, dun, dun! In terms of preparation, all you really need to do is keep a cool head and get to Inverurie ten minutes early with your provisional.

Your driving test will then follow this format:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Unless you want to fail the driving test, you need to take lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor. There’s no such thing as cutting corners when it comes to learning to drive! Not sure where to find one of these instructors? PassMeFast has an entire fleet of them, ready and waiting to help learners like you earn their pink licence!

Book onto one of our intensive and semi-intensive courses and we’ll match you up with a local, experienced instructor who will help you develop your driving skills on the roads around Inverurie test centre. And the best part? You get to decide the pace and intensity of your lessons! You’ll be raring to go for your fast-tracked test in no time at all!

To see what’s on offer, head on over to our course prices page. If you can’t figure out how many hours you need, give our course recommender a whirl. You can then book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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