If you’re learning to drive in Pitlochry, you’re in luck. You have both a theory test centre and a practical test centre. Usually, you’d head to the local town hall to take your driving test. Due to the pandemic, however, Pitlochry test centre has been temporarily relocated to the local fire station until further notice.

Before you head in for your test here, do yourself a favour and get better acquainted with Pitlochry. In our handy guide below, we’ll walk you through everything from contact details to pass rates. Enjoy!

Temporary address available from 07/01/21 until further notice: Pitlochry Fire Station 16 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5BX.


The Hall West Moulin Road Pitlochry Perth and Kinross PH16 5EA

Tests Offered at Pitlochry

  • Car


car parking spaces are available


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Pitlochry test centre’s original location, you can use these directions with a sat nav. Until further notice, however, you’ll want to use these directions to head to the new temporary location at the local fire station (which is only two minutes away from the town hall).

A Bit More About Pitlochry

So, what can you expect from your driving test at Pitlochry test centre? Well, for starters, given that Pitlochry is a popular tourist resort, you can expect to encounter heavy road and foot traffic in the town centre. The examiner will guide you through the town, keeping an eye on your clutch control, observations and hazard awareness. There are a couple of local schools in the area, like Pitlochry High School, so be aware that there will be changes to the speed limit.

The town also has a range of local car parks, one of which might be the centre stage of your driving test manoeuvre. It will depend, of course, on which manoeuvre you’re asked to demonstrate. If it’s the pulling up on the right manoeuvre, for example, you might end up on a residential road instead.

The A9 is close to Pitlochry, so it’s likely to feature on your test route. It will give the examiner a chance to see how well you adapt to a different speed system. They might guide you towards an area like Dunkeld or Blair Atholl.

Want to learn more about Pitlochry beyond its road types? Way ahead of you! Try out these resources instead:

Pitlochry Test Pass Rates

Did you know that learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing their driving test? This isn’t a static number either. It can fluctuate depending on which area you take your test in, how old you are and even what transmission your car is. If that wasn’t enough, your choice of test centre can also affect this average.

As you can see below, learners heading to Pitlochry have performed well above the national average over the last five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
57.0% 69.9% 73.6% 77.8% 81.5%

What If I Can't Go To Pitlochry? 

Just because Pitlochry is the most convenient test centre for local learners doesn’t mean that it’s your only option. There are plenty of other test centres in and around Perth and Kinross to choose from, including:

What To Expect On The Day

Panicking about your driving test? Relax! As long as you’ve taken around 40 to 50 hours of lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor, you should be more than ready for whatever will happen in your driving test. If you’re still not feeling 100%, just read through our guide to avoiding test day nerves.

Before you head out for your test, double check that you have your provisional. The examiner will need to see it to confirm your identity. You’ll then need to get to Pitlochry ten minutes early. After parking up, you’ll meet the examiner and sign a form.

Your driving test will then follow this basic format:

  • 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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