Driving Theory Test Centres in Isle Of Arran

Learner drivers on the Isle of Arran may assume that they’ll have to travel over to the mainland in order to sit their theory test, but this is not the case! As luck would have it, North Ayrshire’s only theory test centre is located on the island. 

The good news continues, because PassMeFast is about to fill you in on everything there is to know about this test centre. With the following information in hand, you’ll be able to show up to the Isle of Arran theory test centre and pass your test with flying colours. Let’s get to it!


Ormidale Sports Pavilion, Ormidale Park Manse Road Brodick North Ayrshire KA27 8DN

Phone Number

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


Arriving at Isle of Arran Theory Test Centre

Nearest train station: N/A

Nearest bus stop: Manse Road (2-minute walk)

Nearest car park:  Invercloy Car Park (2-minute walk)

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rates for Isle of Arran test centre may look a bit all over the place. This is likely down to the fact that the centre itself only runs on a part-time basis, meaning that the number of learners taking their test here can vary dramatically year by year. The positive take is that all of the below statistics are well above the national average!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
77.5% 63.3% 72.2% 55.6% 52.6% 75.0% 57.1%

Guides and Tips

Whether you love or loathe the process of taking tests, the theory test is mandatory if you want to earn a licence, so you may as well give it your all. After all, if you don’t, you risk having to repeat the entire process again!

A lot of the questions that come up on the theory test are based on the ultimate driving manual: the Highway Code. Make sure you’re familiar with this. You also need to have a good grasp of traffic signs and essential driving skills. 

Once the multiple choice section is completed, you are faced with the hazard perception test. This involves watching a number of short clips of various road scenarios. You are required to click your mouse every time you notice a developing hazard.

Getting your head around all of this stuff might sound tricky, but there are plenty of resources out there designed to help learners pass the theory test. Here are some we recommend:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

This theory test is obviously the most convenient option for learner drivers living on the Isle of Arran. If you’re happy to venture over to the mainland, however, your options open up. The closest test centres to this one can be found in Tarbert and Ayr.

What Happens Next?

Some people like to plan things out way ahead of time. If that sounds like you and you’re eager to discover what happens after the theory test, then here’s the deal: once you pass the theory test you need to turn 100% of your focus to the practical test. 

Now, you can’t prepare for this test by reading some books and taking mock tests online! It’s time to get serious and hit the road. You should also book your practical test quite early on, as wait times can be lengthy. If you live on Arran, your nearest test centre is in the Brodick area of the island. 

Learning to drive can be stressful enough, so why not hand over a lot of the hard work to an experienced, reputable driving school? That’s what PassMeFast is here for! We have a range of driving courses to suit learners of all experience levels and a fast-tracking system that can get you a test date much earlier than the ones booked directly with the DVSA.

To find out more, pick up the phone and dial 0333 123 4949. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and get you booked in! Alternatively, you can hit the button below to get started right away by booking online. Easy-peasy!

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