Campbeltown one of Scotland’s best places for learning to drive

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Although road issues can drive Kintyre motorists round the bend, Campbeltown has been named one of the best places to learn to drive in Scotland.

According to a study by car lease comparison site Moneyshake, using the most recent data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Campbeltown is the fifth best place in the country for learning to drive.

The study created a total driving test score for each test centre in Scotland using four factors: pass rate percentage, first time pass rate percentage, number of cancelled tests and the wait time for getting a practical driving test.

Racing into the number five position, Campbeltown had a final score 26 per cent above average.

Out of the 79 tests conducted across the nine-month period analysed, the test centre had a 70.89 per cent pass rate and a high 91.67 per cent first time pass rate.

It did have six cancellations during this period and learners had a long 16-week wait time for a driving test at the time of looking.

Beating Campbeltown in the list were Lerwick in fourth, Peterhead in third and Alness in second, with Portree on the Isle of Skye taking the number one spot.