Looking to earn your pink licence in Alness? You’re in luck! There’s a practical test centre right on your doorstep. Like many test centres in Britain, Alness is situated in the middle of a local industrial estate, just on Fyrish Way. It’s only five minutes from the town centre, so it’s easy to reach for local learners and those coming in from further afield.

If you’re looking to get ahead of the competition, we’ve got just the thing to help: our comprehensive test centre guide! We’ve compiled all of the vital information you should know, including contact details, pass rates and more. Simply scroll down to find out more!


Unit 22 Fyrish Way Teaninich Industrial Estate Alness Highland IV17 0PJ

Tests Offered at Alness

  • Car


No car park is available at this centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0134 884635

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Heading to Alness test centre for the first time? If your supervisor has no idea where it is, and you’re shaky with using road signs, just use these directions with a trusty sat nav to avoid taking any wrong turns along the way.

A Bit More About Alness

Once your driving test starts, your examiner will direct you out of Teaninich Industrial Estate and guide you around the town centre. There are a couple of schools nearby, like Coulhill Primary, so you’ll want to keep your eye out for any changes to the speed limit. The roads will start to get a bit more compact as you head closer to Achnagarron, so pay close attention to your road positioning, especially if you’re dealing with oncoming traffic and parked vehicles.

In order to test your capabilities against different speed and traffic conditions, the examiner will direct you onto the nearby A9. Depending on the route, you could be guided towards Dingwall, which comes with its own challenging residential roads—potentially a good spot for a driving manoeuvre demonstration. Alternatively, you might be directed towards an area like Kildary.

There’s no way of knowing exactly what will show up on your test route, but as long as you’ve taken lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor, you should be more than prepared.

If you’re looking for more general information about Alness, give these resources a try:

Alness Test Pass Rates

Panicking about the driving test? Feel like you don’t have a chance in hell of passing? It might ease your nerves to look at driving test pass rates. After all, if you know how other learners have performed, you might start to feel like it’s a bit more doable.

At the moment, learners have a 45.9% chance of passing their driving test. It might not seem that impressive, but it does tell you that the test isn’t an impossible feat—just under half of learners manage to pass it on their first attempt!

If that wasn’t enough, those heading to Alness seem to fare much better than the national average, as you can see in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
61.2% 60.7% 59.6% 58.2% 56.6%

What If I Can't Go To Alness? 

If you’re having second thoughts about taking your practical at Alness test centre, or you’re simply mulling over your choices, there are plenty of other options nearby, including:

What To Expect On The Day

So your big day has finally arrived. Eeek! It’s now time for you to put your skills to the test and see if you’re truly ready to take to the roads unsupervised. If you’re feeling nervous (which is very common, don’t worry!), just make your way through our handy guide to avoiding test day nerves.

In terms of preparation, all you have to do is get to Alness test centre ten minutes early with your provisional. The examiner will greet you at the reception area, check your provisional and then get you to sign a form.

Your driving test will then follow this basic structure:

  • 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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PassMeFast has helped thousands of learners across the UK get their full licence. So, if you’re looking to do the same in Alness, you’ve come to the right place! We can help you ditch the long waiting times, get an earlier test date and earn your pink licence in as little as a few weeks!

We’ll get the ball rolling by asking you when you’d like to take your test, when you’re available for lessons and where you’d like to be picked up and dropped off. With this information in hand, we’ll get to work fast-tracking your test at Alness and matching you up with a local ADI. You’ll then be able to personally create your lesson plan, after speaking with your instructor, and get started on mastering the driving fundamentals.

To take the first step on your learning journey today, get a better look at our intensive and semi-intensive driving courses over on our course prices page. If you’re having trouble picking one out, you can try our course recommender tool, or speak to us directly on 0333 123 4949. Alternatively, book online!

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