Isle Of Skye (Broadford)

Learner drivers situated in the Isle of Skye don’t have to worry about heading to the mainland for their practical. There are two practical test centres on the island. If you live in or around the Broadford area, then you’ll be heading to Isle of Skye Broadford test centre for your practical.

Before you rush in to take your test, why not get ahead of the competition by familiarising yourself with both the test centre and the practical test? In our guide below, we’ll walk you through contact details, what happens in the test and much more!


Broadford Fire Station Old School House Broadford Highland IV49 9AQ

Tests Offered at Isle Of Skye (Broadford)

  • Car


No car park is available


Male and female toilets are available at this centre

Disabled Access

Special 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

If you’re a local, you might already know exactly where Isle of Skye Broadford test centre is. If you’re coming in from further afield, or you simply don’t have a working knowledge of the local roads, though, just use these directions with a trusty sat nav.

A Bit More About Isle of Skye Broadford

During your driving test, your examiner will use everything at their disposal to make sure that you’re ready to become a fully qualified driver. The area around the Isle of Skye Broadford test centre is chock full of hotels, shops and other local businesses, so it will be busy regardless of when you take your test. This means that you’ll need to keep making your observations and checking your blindspots!

There are a few local car parks scattered around the area, so your examiner might have you demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres in the Broadford area. This depends entirely on how busy it is and which manoeuvre you’re being asked to demonstrate—if you have to pull up on the right, for example, they’ll pick a residential area instead.

The A87 runs through Broadford, so it’s highly likely that it will crop up on your test route. You might be guided up towards Kyleakin, or even further across to Kyle of Lochalsh. Alternatively, the examiner might direct you onto the B8083 towards Torrin.

Looking for more general information about Broadford? Way ahead of you! Check out these handy links:

Isle of Skye Broadford Test Pass Rates

Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing their driving test. This average, however, will fluctuate depending on the area the learner is taking their test in, how old they are and even what transmission they’re learning in.

If that wasn’t enough to contend with, your choice of test centre can also impact this average. As you can see in the table below, Isle of Skye Broadford’s pass rates have been well over this average over the last five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
55.0% 65.6% 48.5% 51.5% -

What If I Can't Go To Isle of Skye Broadford? 

Though the Isle of Skye Broadford test centre might be your most convenient option, it doesn’t have to be a done deal. You’ve got other nearby alternatives which include:

What To Expect On The Day

Congratulations! You’re almost at the finish line now! All you have to do is impress the examiner and make your way through a forty-minute driving test. Sounds like a piece of cake, huh? If nerves are an issue for you (don’t worry, this is very common with learners), try out our top 10 tips to relax before the driving test!

There’s not much for you to do in terms of preparation on your big day. You just need to get to the test centre ten minutes early with your provisional. After parking up, the examiner will confirm your identity by checking your provisional and ask you to sign a form.

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

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