Learner drivers in the Lairg area don’t have to worry about travelling far to take their driving test. You’ve got your own test centre situated right in your local fire station! Lairg test centre can be found on Main Street, right near the centre of the village. If you are heading here, make sure you check out our complete guide first.

We’ve got all the vital information you need to know before your big day, including contact details, pass rates and more!


Lairg Fire Station Main Street Lairg Highland IV27 4DB

Tests Offered at Lairg

  • 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

If you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, they’ll take you around Lairg and its surrounding area so that you can build up a familiarity with the roads likely to crop up on your test. If you can’t wait that long and fancy taking a peek around the area beforehand, just follow these directions.

A Bit More About Lairg

So, what exactly can you expect from your driving test in Lairg? Well, you’ll start out in the centre of the village. It’s rather small, so you won’t spend the majority of your test route here. The examiner will simply guide you around the hotels and local businesses to see how you interact with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. This is where your clutch control and hazard awareness skills might come into play.

Given that there aren’t any larger towns in the vicinity of Lairg (that you would be able to reach during the test), it’s likely that you’ll end up demonstrating one of the driving test manoeuvres in the village.

Eventually, the examiner will guide you further afield using local A roads like the A839, towards Pittentrail, or the B836 towards Bonar Bridge. No matter where you end up, you’ll be dealing with winding, rural roads that will require you to carefully monitor your speed and pay close attention when approaching bends.

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Lairg Test Pass Rates

If you’re taking your driving test in the UK, there’s a 45.9% chance that you’ll pass first time. Of course, there’s a range of factors that can affect this average, including, how old you are, which county you take the test in and whether you’re driving a manual or an automatic car.

If that wasn’t enough to juggle, your choice of test centre can also play a role. As you can see below, learners heading to Lairg seem to perform better than the national average. Bear in mind, of course, that though these statistics are interesting, they’re not a guarantee that you’ll pass—it’s your hard work that will increase your chances of success!

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76.8% 62.5% 67.9% 50.0% -

What If I Can't Go To Lairg? 

If you’re not entirely sold on the idea of taking your practical at Lairg test centre, or you’re just having a look at your options, your nearest alternative test centre is:

What To Expect On The Day

You’re almost at the finish line now! You’ve gotten to the end of your lessons and have covered all of the driving fundamentals from A to Z. All you have to do now is take the driving test, prove to the examiner that you’re a safe and confident driver, and you could be posing for your pass photo in no time!

On the day of your test, you’ll be expected to arrive at Lairg test centre ten minutes early. You’ll then meet with the examiner, who will ask to see your provisional licence and get you to sign a form. Once you make your way out of the test centre, your driving test will officially start.

No matter where you take your test, it will 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

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Believe it or not, there’s more to learning to drive than just getting behind the wheel. You’ve got to book your theory and/or practical test (all the while dealing with long waiting times), find a driving instructor, try to fit your lessons in whenever you and your instructor are available and much more. You can understand, then, why some learners find it too stressful to deal with.

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