Stornoway Driving Test Centre

There are two practical driving test centres in Stornoway, a test centre that conducts tests for cars and motorcycles, and a test centre for large vehicles (LGV).

Stornoway Driving Test Centre for cars is situated around rural roads where bends may be difficult to navigate due to oncoming vehicles. Being the UK’s most hazardous roads, the country road driving tutorial offers advice to learner and novice drivers for rural roads. Small village roads may have narrow and difficult areas which is a common area to fail driving test.

High speed ‘A’ roads are also present such as the A858 and A859 which are likely to be taken on the driving test from Stornoway. Expect a single test manoeuvre to be requested (occasionally two manoeuvres if time permits), 10 minutes of independent driving and the emergency stop procedure more likely in rural test centre areas.

Where are the driving test centres in Stornoway

Below details the practical driving test centres in Stornoway, along with their address details, tests conducted and facilities each test centre offers.

Stornoway Driving Test Centre

  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    Fishermans Mission
    1 Quay Street
    Isle of Lewis
    Western Isles
    HS1 2XX
  • Test Centre Details:  No ramp access to Stornaway Driving Test Centre for wheelchair users. Special arrangements will be made if you have a disability. Male only toilets available. No car parking facilities available.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Motorcycle Module 1, Motorcycle Module 2
Stornoway Driving Test Centre
Stornoway Driving Test Centre


  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    LGV Area
    Airport Road
    Isle of Lewis
    Western Isles
    HS1 2XX
  • Test Centre Details:  Male only toilets available. No car parking facilities available.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Lorries, large vehicles and buses, Car and trailers

Stornoway DRIVING TEST Routes

The test routes are compiled by the examiners who conduct the tests at each specific test centre. Test routes are compiled to utilise as many varied road types and traffic systems as possible so to ensure the test candidate is proficient in all aspects of driving. Test routes often include difficult parts and by gaining knowledge of the routes offers valuable insight into what to expect on the test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including Stornoway Driving Test Centre.


Many test candidates benefit by booking their test so that it takes place during the quieter periods of the day. Many test centres operate throughout the week Monday to Friday. Centres located in rural areas may provide tests on a part-time basis only.

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at either of the Stornoway Driving Test Centres, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at either of the Stornoway Driving Test Centres, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Practical driving test pass rates vary from centre to centre. This can often be due to the location, often busier areas having a slightly lower pass rate. Driving tests can be taken at any UK test centre. Choosing an area that you feel more confident in may benefit. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


For driving test booking and test amendments such as rescheduling or cancelling, please only contact the DVSA as above. Test centre staff may be contacted directly if you have a question that directly relates to your test – examples may include an issue with your test vehicle (see cars for the driving test), or if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (see driving tests in bad weather for further information). Your test centre contact telephone details (including the Stornoway Driving Test Centres) may be located driving test centre contact numbers section.


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