Learners in Ullapool don’t have to worry about travelling far for their driving test; they’ve got their own practical test centre right on their doorstep! Ullapool test centre is usually situated in the local fire station, however, due to the pandemic, it has been moved temporarily to the Church of Scotland on Mill Street.

If you’re heading here, make sure you know exactly what to expect from the Ullapool area and the driving test. Read our handy guide below for everything from contact details to pass rates!

Please see temporary address from 13/11/20: Church of Scotland Mill Street Ullapool IV26 2XF


Ullapool Fire Station Lady Smith Street Ullapool Highland IV26 2UW

Tests Offered at Ullapool

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No car parking spaces available


Male only toilets available

Disabled Access

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How To Get There

As we’ve mentioned, you’ll find the original location of Ullapool test centre at the local fire station, using these directions. Until further notice, however, you’ll need to use these directions to head to the local Church of Scotland instead.

A Bit More About Ullapool

Your driving test will begin with the examiner quickly taking you around the area of Ullapool—potentially guiding you around the roads near Braes of Ullapool or Morefield. Some of the roads around here can get quite compact, which will make it a challenge to navigate around parked vehicles whilst meeting oncoming traffic. In these situations, you’ll want to pay close attention to your road positioning and keep making frequent observations.

Depending on the exact route, you might end up demonstrating one of the driving test manoeuvres in one of Ullapool’s local car parks, or on one of the residential roads where you might not get as many interruptions.

The A835 runs through Ullapool, so it’s highly likely that it will crop up on your test route. It will give the examiner an opportunity to observe how you adapt to a different speed limit and how well you change lanes. You might end up near an area like Lochbroom, Ardmair or Strathcanaird.

If you’d rather learn about Ullapool’s public transport or local history, try out these links:

Ullapool Test Pass Rates

If there’s one thing that PassMeFast loves almost as much as helping learner drivers, it’s driving test pass rates. There’s always a new trend or pattern to be discovered from the DVSA’s latest batch of statistics. In the past, we’ve explored how factors like age, area and transmission type can affect a learner’s chances of passing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! If you head over to the PassMeFast Blog, you can learn more!

Prefer to keep things simple? Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing the test. If you’re taking the plunge at Ullapool, however, the average is much higher...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
46.3% 74.5% 59.0% 75.0% 72.7%

What If I Can't Go To Ullapool? 

Not sure if you want to go to Ullapool test centre anymore? Or are you trying to get your hands on an earlier test date? If you’re staying close to the local area, your nearest alternative test centre is:

What To Expect On The Day

So your test date is finally upon you. Dun, dun, dun! It’s now time for you to show off those carefully refined driving skills and prove to the examiner that you are more than ready to take to the roads unsupervised.

Unless you fancy having your test cancelled, make sure that you bring your provisional with you on your big day. The examiner will need to check it to confirm your identity. You’ll also need to get to Ullapool ten minutes early so that you have enough time to park up, meet the examiner and sign a form.

Your driving test will then 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

When it comes to learning to drive, time can often be against you. Often, learners end up finishing their driving lessons, only to find that they’re looking at long test waiting times that reach up to a few months at certain test centres! And that’s where PassMeFast truly shines!

We have a fast-tracking department who snatch up earlier test dates so that our learners can earn their pink licence weeks, or even months, ahead of standard waiting times. We’ll get this pencilled in ahead of time, so that you have a date to work towards. And that’s not all! With PassMeFast’s courses, you get quality one-on-one tuition with a DVSA-approved instructor, along with a lesson plan that will fit entirely around your schedule. What’s not to like?

To get the ball rolling today, pick out your ideal course on our course prices page, or give our course recommender a whirl. Once you’re ready, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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