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Magnum School of Motoring (Edinburgh)

Welcome, Magnum School of Motoring is based in and around Edinburgh and offers a wide range of manual and automatic driving lessons in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and Peeblesshire.

Magnum School of Motoring was founded by two former Traffic Police officers, Kenny Buchanan and Dave Irvine, to teach and promote safer learner driver training.

As the company has grown in reputation, John Hunter and Steve Carroll joined the company as partners.

Between them these Instructors alone have over eighty years traffic driving experience. They are Scottish Police College Advanced Driving Certificates holders, members of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, fully qualified DSA Approved Driving Instructors and Pass Plus registered instructors. Dave, Steve and John are examiners and fleet trainers with the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).

Both Dave and John are holders of the RoSPA Gold Diploma in Advanced Instruction and are examiners for RoSPA also. (These instructors are full time Advanced Instructors).

Steve is currently managing a project of PCV training in Bahrain. Our other Instructors are involved in other coaching projects around the UK.

All our Instructors have a unique insight into driver behaviour and use adaptive instructional techniques to ensure each pupil receives the very best of training for their circumstances. This ensures that pupils are able to sit their driving test with a greater chance of success.

Brenda Adams a qualified ADI with many years experience, with an excellent track record in driver training is also an Instructor with Magnum.

We have other Rtd Police Traffic officers based in Peebles and Edinburgh covering the City and the Scottish Borders.

Our company can provide Instructor training for Parts 1-3 and refresher courses for Instrutor Standard tests. If you are independent and need assistance give us a call.

  • Fully Qualified Driving Instructors

  • One to One Tuition

  • Door to Door Service

  • Practical Mock Tests

  • Automatic Lessons

  • Pass Plus Courses

  • Refresher Lessons

  • Motorway Driving

  • Petrol & Diesel Cars

  • Theory & Hazard Tuition

  • IAM Advanced & ROSPA Training

Trailer Training is now available also.

Our cars are Sponsored by the Eastern-Western Group.

Some of our cars are fitted with in car digital recording equipment.

For further information please take time to explore the site. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch. If you want quality lessons you are on the right site or as my grandfather used to say "you only get what you pay for"

Please view our other driving school at www.sterlingdrive.co.uk for quality lessons by hand picked Instructors.


Calum Marr
Calum Marr passed their driving test with Magnum School of Motoring
I would definitely recommend magnum driving school to anyone. At my first lesson I told steven that I was sick of getting the bus everywhere and from then on there was no hanging about. He was a great teacher and twenty lessons later I had passed my " ..... read full review
Paul McIllreavey
Paul McIllreavey passed their driving test with Magnum School of Motoring
Dave gave a very professional service with a lot of driving experience, got me through my test first time. "

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