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Learning to Drive in Perth
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.
Perth’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is higher than the national average sitting at 56.4%.
The test centres in Perth are Perth which has a pass rate of 56.4%, and Dundee with 62.4%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Perth are in Kirkcaldy with 47.2%, Dunfermline with 52.3% and Stirling which has a lower pass rate of 47.0%.
Perth’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Aberfeldy, (Perth), (wheelchair accessible), Town Hall, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BJ
- Crieff, (Perth), Crieff Fire Station, Broich Road, Crieff PH7 3SB
- Dundee, (Perth), Block 23B, Kilnspindie Place, Dunsinane Industrial Estate, Dundee DD2 3QH
- Dunfermline, (Perth), Vine Conference Centre, 131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline, KY11 4JU
- Forfar, (Perth), ASDA Supercentre, Unit 1, New Road, Forfar DD8 2AE
- Kirkcaldy, (Perth), 10 Randolph Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 2YX
- Perth, (Perth), Arran Road, North Muirton Ind Estate, Tayside, Perth PH1 3DZ
- Pitlochry, (Perth), (wheelchair accessible), The Hall, West Moulin Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5EA
- Stirling, (Perth), Government Buildings, 2 St Ninians Road, Stirling FK8 2HF
Perth’s Theory Test Centres
- Dundee (Perth), Suite 1 2, First Floor, Seagate House, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee DD1 2HB
- Leven, (Perth), First Floor, Fife Renewables Innovation Centre, Ajax Way, Leven KY8 3RS
- Pitlochry, (Perth), Ground Floor, The Atholl Centre, Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5BX
- Stirling, (Perth), Suite 2, Part of Unit 1, Ground Floor, Lomond Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling FK9 4TU
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Perth – did you know?
- Perth lies on the right bank of the River Tay, which originates on the slopes of the Scottish mountain, Ben Lui and is the longest river in Scotland
- Perth was referred to as “St John’s ton” up until the mid-1600s with the name “Perthia” was only used for the wider area. Around 1650, Perthia became Perth Shire and St John’s ton slowly took on the name Perth.
- By 1125, silting had restricted the most navigable point on the Tay causing King David I to set up a new town which has grown to become what is Perth today.
- Fair Maid’s House is a historic building in the centre of Perth. Located in North Port, the Category B listed building, has parts that date back to 1475 but most are not quite as old, dating back to 1629. It has to storeys, built of rubble, with a stair tower and slated roof.
- Perth is known as the ‘Fair City’, which is in tribute to Walter Scott’s book, The Fair Maid of Perth.
- There are 17 settlements in the world that go by the name of Perth. Perth in Australia is the most remote of these and, indeed, the most remote city in the world.
- Ewan Gordon McGregor, the famous actor, was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, to parents that were teachers.
- Ghosts and paranormal activity have been recorded at the Bankfoot Inn, a hotel in Perthshire.