milngavie - by stephen sweeney

Driving Matters is a friendly and affordable driving school who offer an extremely high quality of driving lessons to pupils in Milngavie. As we are based in Milngavie it is fair to say that we know the area like the back of our hands – and we will pass on that local knowledge to you.

All of the instructors at Driving Matters are fully qualified, ADI Approved Driving Instructors – meaning that you are sure you will be trained by someone who isn’t just a good driver, but a good teacher. Some driving schools in Milngavie may use trainee driving instructors, who have only been assessed on their practical driving skills, not their teaching ability.

In addition to offering friendly, properly qualified instructors, we also set ourselves apart through our keen pricing – which we regularly review to make sure we are one of the cheapest places to learn to drive.

To find out more about learning to drive, or to book your first driving lesson, please contact Robert today on 07447 928 225. He will answer any questions that you may have about the process, and will discuss your specific needs so that he can match you to the right instructor – based on your requirements and availability.

Driving Around Milngavie

Milngavie is located about 6 miles North of Glasgow in the East Dunbartonshire council area, and like its neighbour Bearsden is very much a residential commuter town. With a population of around 13,000, Milngavie is well-known for a number of popular attractions such as the starting-off point of the West Highland Way, and Mugdock Country Park and Reservoir.

As a suburban commuter town, Milngavie has strong road links to Glasgow City Centre, primarily the very busy A81 Milngavie Road / Glasgow Road. Heading North out of Milngavie, Strathblane Road is also quite busy since it is a frequently used route to head out to Strathblane, Blanefield and towards Aberfoyle and Callander. Watch out for the fixed speed camera on Strathblane Road, especially if you have a tendency to increase your speed.

In addition to some very busy roads, Milngavie is popular for cyclists, meaning that you may need to take particular care of cycle lanes – in particular Main Street / Milngavie Road.

Milngavie has a large number of primary schools, including Milngavie Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School, Baldernock Primary School, Clober Primary School, Craigdhu Primary School, and Atholl Preparatory School which is a part of The Glasgow Academy. It is also home to the Douglas Academy secondary school on Craigton Road. You must take particular care when approaching schools, as it is likely that young children may enter the road suddenly. For this reason schools are usually marked with specific traffic signals to reduce the speed limit to 20mph during peak hours, and with specific parking restrictions for a short distance either side of nearby road crossings to allow greater visibility.

Should you wish to practice your basic skills between lessons – including Turn in Road, Reverse Round Corner and Parallel Park manoeuvres – then Milngavie has a number of good spots to use including:

  • Prestonfield
  • Mains Estate
  • Keystone Avenue

The nearest test centre for pupils learning to drive in Milngavie will be Anniesland Test Centre. All of our instructors are very familiar with the driving conditions in both Milngavie and Anniesland, and will be able to pass on hints and tips that will help you to succeed in your driving test when the time comes.

Call Robert on 07447 928 225 To Book Lessons in Milngavie

Driving Matters is one of the best-established driving schools in the Milngavie area, with a team of friendly and knowledgeable driving instructors who know the area inside and out.

If you have any questions about learning to drive or about booking driving lessons in Milngavie, then please ring Robert 7 days a week on 07447 928 225. Robert is an extremely knowledgeable instructor with many years of teaching experience, and he will be able to answer your questions quickly and without fuss. Robert will listen to your requirements, and recommend a specific instructor who will best meet your needs and availability. So why not call today and book your first lesson – taking advantage of one of our great introductory offers.