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Learning to Drive in Aberdeen

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Aberdeen’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to the national average sitting at 50.6%.

The test centres in Aberdeen are Aberdeen North which has a pass rate of 48.2%, Aberdeen South at 53.1%, Peterhead at 62.2%, and Inverurie at 60.9%

The nearest additional driving test centres for Aberdeen are in Huntly with 50.7%, Montrose with 85.5%, and Fraserburgh which has a lower pass rate of 61.9%.

Aberdeen’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Aberdeen North, (Aberdeen), (wheelchair accessible), Cloverhill Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8FE
  • Aberdeen South, (Aberdeen), Cove, (wheelchair accessible), Moss Road, Gateway Business Park, Nigg, Aberdeen AB12 3GQ
  • Inverurie, (Aberdeen), Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Harlaw Industrial Estate, Inverurie AB51 4FR
  • Peterhead, (Aberdeen), Suite 21, Burnside Business Centre, Burnside Road, Peterhead, AB42 3AW
  • Huntly, (Aberdeen), Huntly Fire Station, Depot Road, Huntly AB54 8JX
  • Montrose, (Aberdeen), Driving Test Centre Montrose, Montrose Fire Station, 10 Garrison Road, Montrose DD10 8EE
  • Ballater, (Aberdeen), The Lecture Room, Ballater Fire Station, Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW
  • Fraserburgh, (Aberdeen), Office No. 7, Business Park South, Harbour Road, Fraserburgh AB43 9TN

Aberdeen’s Theory Test Centres

  • Aberdeen, (Aberdeen), Suite 2, First Floor, Union Point, Blaikies Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5PW
  • Peterhead, (Aberdeen), First Floor, Peterhead Football Club, Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead AB42 1EQ
  • Huntly, (Aberdeen), Ground Floor, The Linden Centre, Castle Street, Huntly AB54 4SE
  • Brechin, (Aberdeen), Ground Floor, The Crickety, Caldhalme Place, Brechin DD9 7EA

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Aberdeen – did you know?

  1. Aberdeen has more than 40 lottery millionaires! Could it be that the people are particularly good at picking winning lottery numbers or that there is something special about this part of Scotland.
  2. The seaside city is one of the safest places to live in the UK. Multiple surveys and studies consistently show Aberdeen to be one of the safest cities in the entire UK.
  3. Sometimes called “The Granite City”, Aberdeen is built from the stone it was built from. Much of it was quarried locally and also shipped around Europe for monumental work due to its durability and beauty.
  4. Aberdeen has an astonishing 17 different whiskey distilleries. Many of these are open to the public for touring to learn about the distilling process and sample a dram or two.
  5. Britain and stone circles are nearly synonymous, but did you know that 10% of these ancient sites are found in Aberdeen? These mysterious ancient relics are thought to be placed by the druids, who clearly has a lot going on around Aberdeen.
  6. If you love the ocean and its animals, Aberdeen is definitely worth a visit. Dolphins and even basking sharks can been seen off the coast here. Tours can be taken to view these beautiful creatures but they are also often spotted from the coastline.
  7. Aberdeen’s national park is double the size of the Lake District. Cairngorms National Park has the second tallest UK mountain too, Ben Macdui’s summit is 4295ft above sea level and offers amazing views of the surrounding park.
  8. Aberdeen was once a hub for oil mining in the North Sea. Once described as Europe’s Energy Capital, the lucrative business of oil excavation also attracted other businesses to the area.
  9. Scotland’s oldest bridge, Brig O’Balgownie, is found in Aberdeen near Seaton Park. The bridge is 700 years old and still used today.
  10. The UK’s oldest printed newspaper, The Press and Journal, comes from Aberdeen. The paper was started in 1747 and is still being published today!