A STUDY has revealed which places in Scotland are the ‘hardest’ and ‘easiest’ in the nation to pass your driving test - with the Irvine test centre among the top 10 hardest to do so.

Car lease comparison site Moneyshake carried out the research, which analysed data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

Each centre was judged on four different factors: pass rate percentage, first time pass rate percentage, number of cancelled tests and the wait time for getting a practical driving test.

Irvine emerged as the ninth ‘worst’ test centre, with a total score 12 per cent below the national average.

During the nine-month study period, the pass rate in Irvine was 52.29 per cent, with those sitting their practical assessment for the first time passing 58.33 per cent of the time.

More than 3,150 tests were taken during this period.

There were 287 cancellations during the study period, and no driving tests could be booked when this was investigated.

The average pass rate and first time pass rate in Scotland is just over 60 per cent.

The worst rated area to sit a driving test in Scotland was found to be Shieldhall in Glasgow.