Isle Of Skye (Portree)

Learners in the Isle of Skye don’t have to worry about heading to the mainland to take their driving test. There are two practical test centres available on the island! If you live in or around the area of Portree, then the most convenient option for you is the Isle of Skye Portree test centre.

To avoid any confusion on your big day, you’ll want to get better acquainted with both your chosen test centre and the format of the driving test. You can do this by making your way through our comprehensive guide below!


Springfield Guest House Home Farm Road Portree Highland IV51 9LX

Tests Offered at Isle Of Skye (Portree)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • Lorries, large vehicles and buses


No car park is available


Male only toilets 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 Isle of Skye Portree test centre is situated in the Springfield Guest House on Home Farm Road. If you haven’t been around the area yet in your lessons, but you’re eager to get a feel for the area, just follow these directions with a trusty sat nav!

A Bit More About Isle of Skye Portree

The Isle of Skye Portree test centre is right in the town centre, which means you’ll likely be facing relatively heavy traffic during the busier hours of the day. The roads in the area are compact and filled with local businesses and parked vehicles, so you’ll need to be on high alert—paying close attention to your road positioning and your speed.

There are quite a few local car parks in the Portree area, which might end up being the battleground for your driving test manoeuvre. Alternatively, the examiner might choose a quieter, residential road where interruptions will be less likely to occur.

The A87 is nearby, so it’s likely to crop up on your test route as well. Where you end up heading will depend entirely on the test route. The examiner might guide you up towards Carbost, before getting you to loop back via Glencrasco. If you’ve taken lessons in the local area, however, it’s likely that you’ll recognise most of your route. So don’t worry about it too much!

If you’d rather learn about Portree’s public transport or local history, feast your eyes on these resources:

Isle of Skye Portree Test Pass Rates

Before we share with you some interesting pass rates, we’ve first got to make one thing clear. Driving test pass rates should be taken with a pinch of salt. You could head to a test centre with a 90% pass rate, but that isn’t a guarantee that you’ll be successful. It’s all entirely down to your performance on the day.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can proceed! Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing their test. Those heading to the Isle of Skye Portree, however, seem to fare much better, as you can see below. (Again, though, this doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed success!)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
77.4% 65.0% 68.4% 65.3% 70.4%

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

Just because the Isle of Skye Portree is the most convenient test centre for you to head to doesn’t mean that it’s your only option. You’ve got other test centres in the area, including:

What To Expect On The Day

After spending months, or weeks, slowly refining your driving skills and building up a familiarity with the local roads, you’re finally ready to take the driving test. All you’ve got to do is impress the driving examiner and prove to them that you’re fully capable of taking to the roads unsupervised. Easy as pie!

Unless you fancy having your test cancelled, you’ll want to double check that you have your provisional on your big day. The examiner needs to check it to confirm your identity. You’ll also need to get to the test centre ten minutes early to give yourself enough time to park up. Once you meet the examiner, you’ll sign a quick form and then it will finally be time for your skills to be put to the test!

The 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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We have a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced driving courses that are designed to suit learners with any level of experience. You can take any of our courses in a manual or an automatic car, and tell us where you’d like to get picked up and dropped off. We’ll then book you a test at a date and time to suit you, and match you up with an instructor in your local area. You’ll then be able to choose when you want to learn and for how long. Not bad, huh?

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