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Learning to Drive in Galashiels
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.
Galashiel’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 58.5%.
The test centres in Galashiels are Galashiels which has a pass rate of 58.5%, Harwick at 75.3%, and Peebles at 73.1%. The nearest additional driving test centres for Galashiels are in Kelso with 67.7% and Duns which has a higher pass rate of 72.2%.
Galashiels Practical Driving Test Centres
- Galashiels, (Galashiels), 1 Croft Street, Scottish Borders, Galashiels TD1 3BH
- Hawick, (Galashiels), Driving Test Centre Hawick Burnfoot Community Hub, 89 Brunfoot Road, Hawick TD9 8EJ
- Kelso, (Galashiels), Lloyd Land Rover, Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate, Lee Forbes Wat, Kelso TD5 8DW
- Peebles, (Galashiels), Tweeddale District Council, Rosetta Road, Peebles EH45 8DN
Galashiels Theory Test Centres
- Galashiels, (Galashiels), Suite 2B Ladhope Business Centre, 54 Ladhope Vale, Galashiels TD1 1BT
- Edinburgh, (Galashiels), Buzzer 5, Second Floor, 4 Queen Street, Edinburgh Eh3 1JE
- North Berwick, (Galashiels), Ground Floor, St Andrew Blackadder Church, 6 St Andrew Street, North Berwick EH39 4NU
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Galashiels – did you know?
- Galashiels, has a rich history dating back to the 13th century when it was granted its burgh charter officially recognising it as a centre for trade and commerce.
- Galashiels was once prominent as a centre textiles and was well regarded for production of high-quality tweed fabrics. The town played a vital role in the Scottish textile trade.
- Galashiels grew up around a magnificent Cistercian monastery founded in the 12th century. The monastery is today’s ruined Melrose Abbey, visitors can explore this historic site and its intricate stonework.
- Galashiels is the home of Gala RFC, one of the oldest rugby clubs in Scotland, and the town has a strong and longstanding association with rugby and is known for its enthusiasm for the sport.
- Galashiels is a significant transportation centre in the Scottish Borders. The town’s railway station connects it to Edinburgh and other large commerce areas.
- Galashiels is surrounded by picturesque landscapes. The famous River Tweed flows through the town. Nearby Eildon Hills offers stunning views and countless opportunities for outdoor activities.
- Galashiels has a Heritage Trail that takes visitors on a journey through its history, showcasing key historical and architectural landmarks.
- View is a famous viewpoint near Galashiels that offers breathtaking views of the Tweed Valley. The lookout point is named after Sir Walter Scott, the renowned Scottish novelist.
- Galashiels is home to Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design, which has a strong reputation in textile-related education and research and is the perfect place of study for anyone interested in fashion.