Golspie learner drivers don’t have to worry about heading further afield to take their driving test. They’ve got their own local test centre! The original Golspie test centre can be found in the local fire station on Back Road. Due to the pandemic, however, this test centre has been temporarily closed and a new location has been set up at Alba on Main Street instead.

If you’d like to get ahead of the curve and find out everything you need to know about Golspie test centre, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to walk you through what happens in the test, how you can improve your chances and more!

Please see temporary address from 13/10/20: VG-ES Alba House Main Street Golspie KW10 6TG


Golspie Fire Station Back Road Golspie Highland KW10 6SP

Tests Offered at Golspie

  • Car


Parking spaces are available


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

The original Golspie test centre is based in the local fire station, which you can get to using these directions. However, due to the Covid pandemic, it has been shut down and a temporary location has been set up at Alba on Main Street. It’s only a 2 minute drive from the original location, and you can get there using these directions.

A Bit More About Golspie

So, what exactly can you expect from your driving test route in Golspie? For starters, your driving examiner will quickly guide you around the local roads. The town itself is rather small, so you won’t stay there long. Don’t assume it’ll be easy, though! You’ll have to deal with compact roads filled with local businesses and schools.

There are a couple of local car parks in the area, so your examiner might decide to have you demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres close to Golspie test centre. You may even be asked to perform an emergency stop, so be prepared!

The A9 runs through Golspie, so you’ll almost definitely be directed onto it during your test route. The examiner might take you up towards Brora, which has a wider range of residential roads, or down towards Dornoch. In either case, you’ll end up facing rural roads which will put your speed awareness and hazard perception skills to the test.

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Golspie Test Pass Rates

Trying to figure out how challenging the driving test really is? Well, at the moment, the national average pass rate stands at 45.9%. This means that less than half of all learners end up passing their test first time. So, it’s clearly a difficult test, but it’s also not an impossible one.

Learners seem to fare much better at Golspie test centre, however, with pass rates coming in well over the national average. Don’t read too much into these stats, though, as it will be your hard work on the day of your test that will determine whether or not you pass.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
69.2% 82.1% 76.7% 61.8% 69.8%

What If I Can't Go To Golspie? 

If you’ve decided that Golspie is no longer a viable option for you, or you’re simply mulling over your options, you’ve got plenty of other test centres to choose from. If you’re sticking close to Golspie, your closest options include:

What To Expect On The Day

Now that you’ve completed your driving lessons, it’s time for you to overcome the final hurdle on your learning journey: the driving test! If nerves are an issue for you, start off by reminding yourself how far you’ve come since you first started out on this journey. Next, make your way through our top 10 tips to help you relax before the test.

In terms of preparation, all you have to do is get to Golspie test centre ten minutes early with your provisional. The examiner will then check your provisional, get you to sign a form and then quickly run through what you’ll be expected to do on the test.

Once that’s out of the way, your driving test will proceed with:

  • 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

If you’re keen on earning your pink licence in Golspie ASAP, PassMeFast is the perfect driving school for you! We’re experts in helping learners go from beginner to pro in as little as a few weeks. We’ve got a wide range of intensive and semi-intensive driving courses, and our fast-track practical tests ensure that you can avoid long waiting times and snatch up earlier test dates!

The minute you book onto one of our courses, we’ll find out when you’d like to pass your test by, when you’re free to take lessons and where you’d like to be picked up and dropped off. From there, we can book your test and match you up with a Golspie ADI. Together, you’ll tackle everything from roundabouts to dual carriageways! Depending on your availability, you could earn your licence in weeks, or even days!

To get things started today, pick out your ideal PassMeFast course by looking at our course prices page, or by trying out our course recommender. Then, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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