Semi-Intensive Driving Lessons

In Barra and surrounding areas.

  • Fully Qualified DVSA Local Driving Instructor
  • One 2 One Tuition - No Car Sharing

Since 2009, We have helped over 47,000 students pass there tests.

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Driving Tests in Barra – Rural Roads

The Barra island driving test centre is situated around many rural country lanes. These can be very difficult to negotiate due to oncoming vehicles and the unpredictable bends. During the driving test at Barra, the driving examiner will take you through small villages. Many of these villages have small narrow roads, often with parked cars. Be prepared to give way to oncoming vehicles.

 Barra – High-Speed A Roads

High-speed ‘A’ roads such as the A888 is also likely to appear in the driving test. In order to pass a driving test at Barra island, is vital that you what all road signs and road markings. Scan the roads but the pavement as well. Remember that the road signs will be on the pavement and not the road itself.


For more information about the surrounding area, click here. 

Address for Barra Island Practical Driving Test Centre

Barra Island DTC,
The Pier,
Isle of Barra.
Western Isles.

There are steps to access Barra Island driving test centre. However, special arrangements will be made for wheelchair users.Unfortunately, male-only toilets are available.

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Nearby driving test centres to Barra Island.

South Uist driving test centre – Distance: 15.3 miles
Benbecula Island driving test centre – Distance: 36.02 miles
Isle of Tiree driving test centre – Distance: 40.76 miles

Pass Rate at Barra Driving Test Centre

Being a small island, not many driving tests are taken at Barra. This causes the pass rate to become extremely high due to a low level of data being available. The pass rate is 67%, however, this is not an accurate measure of how easy the test is here due to only 42 driving tests being conducted yearly. The examiner could still fail you if certain driving rules and regulations are not followed correctly.

When you book your last-minute intensive driving lessons, you will have the choice of learning in an automatic or a manual car. Last year alone, there were over 1.7 million driving tests conducted. Out of these, only about 30% were taken in an automatic car.

Manual or Automatic Intensive Driving Lessons

It’s easier to pass your driving test in a week by taking an automatic car compared to a manual. This is because you don’t have the extra task of changing gears, especially on approach to junctions such as roundabouts. This, in turn, means that you will have more time to focus on the speed and observations on the approach to such junctions. Once you’ve passed your driving test in an automatic, you will be restricted to driving only automatics. However, you are most welcome to upgrade to a manual license by retaking and passing another test.

Barra Island DTC
End Road, turn right,
Slip Road
End Road, turn left,
Main Rd,
Also, End Left and ahead
Black Shieling
right and then right again
St brendan Road
Right, Right, and end right
Towards Main Road
End Right.
Main rd/ Castle Village
take a left
Gleann Rd
take a right
Glen Rd
End Right.
Main Road
Garrygal Rd
right and then end left
Main Road
take left
towards Harbour
finally, into Driving Test Centre


About us

DTCUK is a trading mark of Driving Test UK Limited. We are a privately owned family company with Head Offices in Croydon, London. Founded by Shakti Gadday, helping learner drivers get on the road since 1987, registered with the DVSA under ADI number 120120. We’ve been booking driving tests for over 8 years and have helped over 35,000 learners pass their test quicker.

We can either automatic book you an earlier driving test or consult your instructor first, if needed. This will save you £100s in driving lessons.

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  • Available Throughout Barra & Surrounding Areas
  • Fully Qualified DVSA Local Driving Instructor
  • One 2 One Tuition - No Car Sharing