About Us

Engineering apprentice

to the founder of

Scottish Driving School

Hi, my name is Malcolm and I have written this short bio to give you a better insight into Malcolm the driving instructor.

After leaving a career as a car engineering designer in 1977 I was accepted by the British School of Motoring to become a professional driving instructor.

March 1977 I became a qualified approved driving instructor (ADI) working for BSM.

Within the next 6 months, I founded the Birmingham School of Motoring. Specialising in the training of “nervous learners” to believe in themselves & pass their driving test first time.

Moving forward my driving school business expanded such that I employed another 4 instructors who I had personally trained.

A further 15 new driving schools were created by drivers that I had successfully helped to become qualified instructors.

Over 44 years  experience
in the driving school business

My tried and trusted approach is to break down complex topics into simple, easy to understand lessons that everyone can understand. For the last 44 years I’ve been teaching nervous drivers how to drive safely and pass their test first time.

We all have a unique personality and I’m sure you will agree that we are not robots. So why would you need to be taught as if you were a robot?
I look at the learning needs of each pupil and adjust their lessons to suit their uniqueness.

About Us profile

The training of qualified drivers to become fellow ADI’s was a core part of the driving school business.

I offered opportunities to the best instructors to work with me.

After running a successful business for 10 years, the UK’s largest driving school – the  British School of Motoring bought my business

As part of the deal  I was offered any position in the company I wanted.

I chose Dundee as my preferred location.

March 1987 I founded the Scottish Driving School.


Core Values

My core values are being honest with our students about the progress of their training. Offering the best advice for their training requirements and taking them towards a driving test pass.

We neither recommend weekly driving lessons nor intensive driving courses. Each student is treated as unique in their method of learning.


Time Keeping

I cannot gurantee that I will arrive on time for every lesson due to many situations that confront a driving instructor.

As a guide though I have only been a few minutes late in the last 44 years about 12 times.

My lesson cancellation record is “second to none” only having cancelled due to illness or mechanic failure 25 occasions within 44 years of trading!


Code of conduct

I abide by the DVSA code of conduct guidelines. Including the provision of a comfortable learning environment for all pupils.

Being honest about a students progress and recommending the best course of lessons for their needs.

Whilst we are still in a COVID situation I will ensure the driving school car is sanitised before each student starts their lesson.


Cancellation policy

All driving lessons and courses have a cancellation policy in place that states a 24 hour notice of cancellation must be received, otherwise the lesson will be charged.

Driving courses are booked after a deposit is paid which is refundable provided a two week notice is given.

Learn to drive in Scotland

Learn to drive in Scotland and you will be able to focus on your early lessons on quiet roads.

As you build confidence you will progress onto some of the busier roads.

Starting a learning to drive course of lessons in Perth provides one of the quietest environments possible in the UK.

This allows you more time to concentrate on your new task of learning to drive.

You can practice in the traffic once your confidence builds.


I specialises in the training of pupils who are already nervous, to believe in themselves & to pass their driving test with confidence first time.

I have been involved with personal development programmes since 2002 & believe that every day is a “school day”.


Intensive driving courses are provided as well as individual driving lessons.

Each new learner driver has their own requirements.

Some pupils are best suited to individual lessons whilst others prefer to have a concentrated effort over one or two weeks.

I provide either type of learning to drive programme.

Learn to drive in beautiful Perthshire Scotland.

River Tay Perthshire
Kinnoull Hill Perthshire
River Tay Perth
Perth City Bridge - River Tay

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Social connections, business and personal

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When you follow the Youtube button link you will find a Master class video on the correct method to drive around Broxden roundabout together with a personal development video. More content will be added soon.


Tour de France

is my passion

A cycling crash
to driving instructor

Eight weeks before July 1972, the year of the Munich Olympics, West Germany I was out on a cycle training run with the British Olympic cycling team of 20 riders.

Then I ‘crashed” I hit the hard road surface travelling at 40mph as a cyclist some 10 yards in front of me fell off his bike.

I broke two ribs and my nose; that was the end of my life as I knew it. From that crash though my life changed direction and I became a driving instructor 5 years later.

Because my dream of winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics were shattered I felt I could no longer spend the time needed to train for the next Olympics.

My destiny seemed to be that of a driving instructor. I still have a passion for cycling, but as a spectator.

You can read a book I have authored on life changing events that occur with us all based on the power of Synchronicity.

Book a lesson or driving course

Book your driving lesson or course by email or on the contact form.

Write your name , email address and the type of lesson or course you require.

Let us know your approximate location i.e Perth, Blairgowrie etc.