Greetings Kingussie learners! If you’re looking to take your driving test close to home, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ve got your very own local test centre! Situated in Kingussie Shinty Club, Kingussie test centre is right near the town centre, so it’s easy to get to for both locals and those coming in from further afield.

If you’d like to know more about it, you’ve come to the right place! We’re about to take you through everything you need to know, including contact details, pass rates and more!


Kingussie Shinty Club The Market Stance, Ruthven Road Kingussie Highland PH21 1EN

Tests Offered at Kingussie

  • Car


There is no car park at this centre


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

Heading to Kingussie for the first time without your driving instructor? It doesn’t have to be a trial by fire! Just use these directions with a sat nav and you can avoid ending up in the wrong place. Once you’re a bit more confident with the area, you can try heading there without any help.

A Bit More About Kingussie

Wondering what your driving test route will be like? It will start off with the examiner taking you up the B970 to drive around the centre of Kingussie. Now, there are a lot of hotels and local businesses in the area, so you’ll want to keep making frequent observations so that you’re able to take action quickly if anything changes on the road.

Some of the residential roads can get quite narrow, so they will be a challenge to navigate around if there are a lot of parked vehicles in the area. Your examiner might decide to have you demonstrate one of the manoeuvres on these roads, or they might pick out one of the local car parks instead.

The A9 and A86 both run through the town, so you’ll end up on one of them during your route. The examiner might take you down the A86, around Newtonmore, which comes with even more residential roads to test your skills against. Alternatively, they might guide you up the A9 towards an area like Silverglades. In either case, you’ll be dealing with tricky, rural roads, so you’ll need to take extra care when approaching bends.

If you’d rather learn about Kingussie’s local history and the like, try out these links:

Kingussie Test Pass Rates

When it comes to the driving test, learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing. This pass rate isn’t a static number, though. It can vary depending on a range of factors, including how old the learner is, which area they take their test in and even what transmission they’re learning in.

Another factor that can affect this number is the test centre the learner heads to. Those taking the plunge at Kingussie seem to fare slightly better than the average, as you can see in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
52.4% 54.3% 62.5% 55.6% 49.1%

What If I Can't Go To Kingussie? 

 Not keen on taking your test at Kingussie anymore? Not to worry! There are plenty of other test centres in Britain! If you’re sticking close to the area of Kingussie, your nearest alternatives include:

What To Expect On The Day

It looks like congratulations are in order! You’re almost at the end of your learning journey, and what a journey it has been. You’ve gone from a total beginner who used to cry at the thought of driving on a roundabout, to a test-ready driver who can bay park blindfolded! All that’s standing in your way now is a forty minute driving test.

Before you start the test, you’ll need to make sure you get to Kingussie test centre ten minutes early so that you can park up. You’ll then need to meet the examiner in the reception area, show them your provisional licence and sign a form.

Your test will then 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 looking to earn your pink licence in the Kingussie area, you’re in luck! PassMeFast’s wide range of tailored, intensive and semi-intensive driving courses are available to you. That means you can get quality tuition from a DVSA-approved instructor that will have you test-ready in mere weeks.

And that’s not all! Our fast-tracking department will help you skip long test waiting times by snatching up an earlier test date for you. Once this is booked in, our customer experience team will assign you a local ADI who will immediately help you create an individualised lesson plan that will fit around your schedule. Together, you’ll tackle everything from manoeuvres to one-way systems, all the while familiarising yourself with the roads around Kingussie.

Ready to start your PassMeFast journey today? Get a closer look at our tailored, crash course packages over on our course prices page, or give our course recommender a try. You can then give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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