If you’re a Lanark local, you’ve likely gone past your local test centre a dozen times without even realising it. Lanark test centre is situated in the Lanark Agricultural Centre, right off the A73. To help you get to grips with the ins and outs of your chosen test centre, and the driving test, we’ve compiled all of the information you might need to know. Keep reading to find out more!


Lanark Agricultural Centre Lanark South Lanarkshire ML11 9AX

Tests Offered at Lanark

  • Car


Car parking spaces are available


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

Special 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 learning with a local ADI, you don’t have to worry about finding Lanark test centre—they’ll either drive you there themselves, or they’ll direct you there with verbal instructions. If you’re taking a look with a supervisor instead, avoid accidental detours by using these directions with a sat nav.

A Bit More About Lanark

The trick to passing your test with flying colours is familiarising yourself with the roads around Lanark. Your test route will make use of some of the most challenging features in the area—from the bustling A73 to the narrow roads around Carluke—so the more accustomed you are to the roads, the better off you’ll be. Don’t worry about it too much, though. Your instructor will get you up to speed in no time!

Looking to learn more about Lanark in general? These links should do the trick:

Lanark Test Pass Rates

Having second thoughts about heading to Lanark test centre for your practical? You might want to reconsider. It happens to have the best pass rates out of all the practical test centres in South Lanarkshire, as you can see in the table below.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
56.0% 52.3% 52.3% 55.3% 51.3%

What If I Can't Go To Lanark? 

If you’ve had a bad experience at Lanark test centre, or you’re on the lookout for an earlier test date, there are plenty of other options available in South Lanarkshire. Your closest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

After what seems like years, struggling with clutch control and crying over reversing into a bay, you’re finally ready to take your driving test. Give yourself a pat on the back—regardless of how your test turns out, you’ve come a long way from the learner you were when you first started your driving journey.

On the day of your test, try to leave early and get to Lanark ten minutes before your test starts. You’ll need this time to park the car, meet your examiner and sign the form that they give you. During this time, the examiner will ask to see your provisional, so make sure you remember it!

Your practical test will then 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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