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Learning to Drive in Kirkcaldy
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.
Kirkcaldy’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is lower than the national average sitting at 47.6%.
The test centres in Kirkcaldy are Kirkcaldy which has a pass rate of 47.6%, Dunfermline at 52.3%, Musselburgh at 47.2%, and Currie with 51.4%,
The nearest additional driving test centres for Kirkcaldy are in Haddington with 60.1%, Livingston with 56.9%, Grangemouth with 49.9% and Perth which has a higher pass rate of 56.4%.
Kirkcaldy Practical Driving Test Centres
- Currie (Kirkcaldy), (Wheelchair accessible) 13 – 15 Bryce Road, Currie, Edinburgh, EH14 5LT
- Dunfermline, (Kirkcaldy), Vine Conference Centre, 131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline, KY11 4JU
- Grangemouth, (Kirkcaldy), Unit 7 Grangemouth Business Centre, 3 Roseland Hall Grangemouth FK3 8WJ
- Haddington, (Kirkcaldy), (wheelchair accessible) Herdmanflatt, Haddington, EH41 3NG
- Kirkcaldy, (Kirkcaldy), 10 Randolph Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 2YX
- Livingston, (Kirkcaldy), (wheelchair accessible) Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston EH54 5DE
- Musselburgh, (Kirkcaldy), Newhailes Industrial Estate, Newhailes Road, Olivebank, Musselburgh, Edinburgh EH21 6SJ
- Perth, (Kirkcaldy), Arran Road, North Muirton Ind Estate, Tayside, Perth PH1 3DZ
Kirkcaldy Theory Test Centres
- Edinburgh, (Kirkcaldy), Buzzer 5, Second Floor, 4 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE
- Leven, (Kirkcaldy), First Floor, Fife Renewables Innovation Centre, Ajax Way, Leven KY8 3RS
- North Berwick, (Kirkcaldy), Ground Floor, St Andrew Blackadder Church, 6 St Andrew Street, North Berwick EH39 4NU
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Kirkcaldy – did you know?
- Kirkcaldy is one of Scotland’s most ancient burghs. A burgh is the Scots term for a town or a municipality similar to the Scandinavian Borg and the English Borough.
- Kirkcaldy the birthplace of the social philosopher and economist Adam Smith. He wrote his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations which praises the benefits of dividing labour, and encouraging competition and trade in the town.
- The name Kirkcaldy means “place of the hard fort”, or “place of Caled’s fort” and is derived from the Pictish“caer” which means “fort and “called”, which is Pictish for “hard”. Caledmay describes the fort itself or could be epithet for a local “hard” ruler of the land.
- Kirkcaldy was a flourishing port during the later Middle Ages which had previously been developed by the nearby Dumfermline.
- Kirkcaldy used to be the industrial heart of Fife and a very prosperous town. It was the linoleum capital of the world and had seven factories within the town . Linoleum was Kirkcaldy’s largest export and there were also a number of linen and flour mills, and coal mines in the vicinity of the town.
- People from Kirkcaldy are sometimes called Langtonians. The name comes from Kirkcaldy’s “lang toon” layout which includes one of the longest seafronts in Europe.
- According to Valentine’s Day spending research, Kirkcaldy is Scotland’s most romantic town. Couples in Kirkcaldy spend more on each other for Valentine’s than anywhere else in Scotland.
- Kirkcaldy began producing linoleum in 1877 when the patent for the floor covering was left to lapse by the Yorkshire inventor. Michael Nairn took up the patent and began producing linoleum and gave the town a queer linseed oil smell.