Edinburgh (Musselburgh)

If you’re a Musselburgh local, you won’t have to travel far to take your practical. Edinburgh Musselburgh test centre, found on Newhailes Industrial Estate, will be the battleground for your test. To make sure you’re fully prepared for your big day, take some time to read our comprehensive guide below. We’ve got pass rates, tips and much more!


Newhailes Industrial Estate Newhailes Road, Olivebank, Musselburgh, City Of Edinburgh East Lothian EH21 6SJ

Tests Offered at Edinburgh (Musselburgh)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3



Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0131 6653943

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll take you around Edinburgh Musselburgh test centre during your lessons to give you a taste of what to expect in your driving test. If you can’t wait to take a look around, however, you can use these directions with a sat nav.

A Bit More About Edinburgh Musselburgh

Once you get to the end of your driving lessons, you’ll likely know the roads around Musselburgh like the back of your hand. If you’re looking to level this out with some more general information about the local area, however, check out these resources:

Edinburgh Musselburgh Test Pass Rates

Panicking about your big day? It might help ease your nerves to look at driving test pass rates. By looking at how other people have done on their test, you can get a rough idea of how well you might do. Below, you can see pass rates from the last five years at Edinburgh Musselburgh test centre.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
46.9% 51.0% 46.9% 42.9% 41.2%

What If I Can't Go To Edinburgh Musselburgh? 

If you’re having second thoughts about heading to Edinburgh Musselburgh test centre for your practical, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of options around the East Lothian area and beyond. Your closest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

The last thing you need is to show up late to Edinburgh Musselburgh test centre and be told that you’re not allowed to take your practical. So, make sure you leave early and get to the centre 10 minutes before your appointment starts. Once you’ve parked your car, you’ll meet the examiner. They will need to see your provisional and will then ask you to sign a form.

After the formalities are completed, your driving test will consist of:

  • 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

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