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Learning to Drive in Lerwick

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. Lerwick’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 64.5%.

The test centres in Lerwick are Lerwick, Isleburgh House which has a pass rate of 64.5%, Orkney at 68.8%, and Wick at 66.7%. The nearest additional driving test centres for Lerwick are in Thurso with 59.5% and Fraserburgh which has a higher pass rate of 61.9%.

Lerwick Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Lerwick, (Lerwick), (wheelchair accessible) Isleburgh House, King Harald Street, Lerwick ZE1 0DJ
  • Orkney, (Lerwick), The Kirkwall Auction Mart, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1FL
  • Wick, (Lerwick), Driving Test Centre Wick, Airport Industrial Estate, Wick KW1 4QS
  • Thurso, (Lerwick), Naver House, Naver Road, Naver Business Park, Thurso KW14 7QA

Lerwick Theory Test Centres

  • Lerwick, (Lerwick), First Floor, Shetland Arts Development Agency, Mareel, Gutters Gaet, Lerwick ZE1 0WQ
  • Symbister, (Lerwick), Symbister Public Hall, Shetland, Isle of Out Skerries, Whalsay ZE2 9AA
  • Mid Yell, (Lerwick), Community Room, Yell Leisure Centre, Mid Yell, Yell ZE2 9BN

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Lerwick – did you know?

  • Lerwick is famous for hosting the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival. The festival is one of Europe’s largest fire festivals and celebrates Shetland’s Viking heritage.
  • Lerwick was founded in the 17th century, but it has settlements dating back over a thousand years, making it one of the oldest towns in Scotland.
  • Lerwick’s Shetland Museum and Archives, enables visitors to explore Shetland’s history, culture, and natural heritage, including the origins of the famous Shetland ponies.
  • Lerwick has a strong knitting tradition and is well-known for its intricate Fair Isle and Shetland lace knitting patterns. These traditional techniques have been passed from generation to generation.
  • Lerwick was once a hub for brewing, with many local breweries producing Lerwick Ale, a beloved beer in the region.
  • Lerwick is Britain’s northernmost town and is the capital of Shetland. This group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean is famous for its stunning landscapes and wildlife.
  • Lerwick has a large network of narrow lanes and alleyways, creating a unique urban layout reminiscent of times long gone.
  • Near Lerwick is an ancient Iron Age stone tower surrounded by a moat known as the Broch of Clickimin. It’s a remarkable historical site to explore
  • Lerwick is one of the few locations in the UK people are regularly able to see the mesmerizing Northern Lights during the winter months.
  • Lerwick has a strong maritime history, with a bustling harbour. Understandably, the sea has always played a central role in the life of this town.
  • Lerwick’s blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a unique and fascinating destination in the Shetland Islands