Press release

New driving test centre to open in Irvine

From 31 October, learner drivers in North and East Ayrshire will be able to take their driving test at a new test centre in Irvine.

The new centre at Irvine’s Riverside Business Park will replace the nearby practical test centres in Kilmarnock and Saltcoats, which are closing on 27 October. The new premises will offer better facilities for candidates, including a more comfortable waiting area and easier access to parking.

DSA’s Chief Executive, Rosemary Thew, said:

The new test centre in Irvine will provide more modern facilities and a much better environment for candidates.

It’s normal to be nervous before taking a driving test, but we hope that having a more pleasant and comfortable test centre will help to make it a less stressful experience for candidates in Ayrshire.

The current test centres in Kilmarnock and Saltcoats have insufficient space for candidates waiting to take their tests and no customer toilets. Parking around the test centres is also difficult and there are no areas to conduct the reverse park exercise.

Published 14 September 2011