Driving Theory Test Centres in Portree

Like a few of its counterparts in the Highland area, the Portree theory test centre is in a mobile testing vehicle. The specific location of the vehicle is not made completely clear by the DVSA. Part of this is down to the fact that Viewfield Road boasts both an Aros and Arof centre. The DVSA has used the name of one but the postcode of the other in the address they provide. Not super helpful. 

As the Arof Centre is permanently closed, we’re going to assume it’s the Aros centre that you want. Thankfully, it’s only a 7-minute walk between both locations, so it’s not the end of the world if you get them mixed up on test day.  

With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff—our complete guide to the Portree theory test centre!


The Aros Centre Viewfield Road 60 Portree Highland IV51 9EU

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.


Arriving at Portree Theory Test Centre

Nearest train station: Kyle of Lochalsh (49-minute drive)

Nearest bus stop: Aros Centre (4-minute walk)

Nearest car park: N/A

Pass Rates by Year

At first glance you might jump to the conclusion that Portree is the ideal place to take your test because the pass rates have been rocketing up over the past couple of years. What you need to remember, though, is that this is a test centre serving a small community. As a result, the statistics are based on a very small pool of data. 

Furthermore, pass rates don’t really mean much to individual learners. How you fare on the test depends on how much effort you put in!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
49.3% 47.5% 44.3% 56.1% 60.3% 67.6%  55.1% 

Guides and Tips

The effort you need to put into the theory test takes the form of revision. Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but the theory test does require you to get your head down and do some studying. It is not a case of answering a few simple driving questions. 

You have to pass both a multiple choice section and a hazard perception test. To reach a level where you can pass this test, you need to get to grips with some pretty complex driving knowledge. Start with The Highway Code and work up from there.

Luckily there are plenty of resources out there that can make revising for the theory test a breeze! Here are a few that PassMeFast has tried and tested with success:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Maybe the lack of parking options has put you off this test centre, or maybe you just fancy an excuse to leave the village. Whatever is making you question whether Portree is the ideal test centre for you, it always pays to consider a few options before settling on a final choice.

Other nearby theory test centres are located in Kyle of Lochalsh and Gairloch.

What Happens Next?

Passed the theory test and ready to move on to the next stage of your driving journey? Woohoo! Now it’s time to prepare for the practical test. Going for a 40-minute drive with a DVSA examiner might not seem like a big deal, but during that short amount of time you will have to show a wide range of driving skills. Trust us when we say that this is going to take some work!

Thankfully, that work doesn’t have to be dragged out over months or years. With the PassMeFast approach, you can be the proud owner of a full driving licence in weeks! Our combination of intensive courses and fast-tracked tests allows you to get straight into driving without wasting any time. On top of that, we’ll find you an instructor and book your test appointments, so you don’t even have to think about the admin side of things!

If you’re eager to earn your licence as quickly as possible, give us a call on 0333 123 4949. The team will be happy to answer any questions you have and recommend the right course for your particular needs. There are a range of courses available, so there’s sure to be one that matches your level of experience!

Then again, maybe you don’t need any help and you just want to get booked in and get started. We love that energy! Click the button below to launch your driving dreams!

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