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The Smart Way Driving School offer Driving Lessons in West Lothian and Fife. 
					  We can offer you a choice of Manual or Automatic cars. 
					  We also offer Advanced Driving Lessons and Fleet Driver training 
					  services throughout the Central Belt of Scotland

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The Smart Way Driving School - Manual Driving Lessons and Automatic Driving lessons in Livingston, Bathgate, Linlithgow, West Lothian and Fife from Professional male or female Driving Instructors

Driving Lessons from professional driving instructors in Livingston, Bathgate, Broxburn, Armadale, Linlithgow, all of West Lothian. lessons in Aberdour, Anstruther, Auchtermuchty, Ballingry, Ballmullo, Bowhill, Buckhaven, Burnt Island, Cupar, Kincardine, Methyl, Rosyth, Cardenden, throughout Fife from our Fife based instructors. Livingston West Lothian. Patient friendly male and female driving instructors, learner drivers, learning to drive, the driving test, Lady Driving Instructors, in either a manual or an automatic transmission car.

Welcome to The Smart Way Driving School

Welcome to The Smart Way website, home of one of the premier Driving Schools in the West Lothian and Fife areas!  We offer a wide variety of driving tuition and driver training services, always conducting our business in a wholly dignified and professional manner. 

The rouges gallery! 
        Three of our instructors with their vehicles

Our services range includes:

  • A Full range of structured practical driving lessons for learner drivers in either manual or automatic cars.
  • Female driving instructors for those who would prefer to have their lessons from a lady driving instructor.
  • Instructors with specialist training to enable them to give the best possible training to students with Asperger Syndrome or Dyslexia.
  • Post L test training for those who wish to save money on their first years car insurance and improve their driving.
  • Discounts on lesson prices for those making block bookings paid in advance. Lessons can also be paid for online by credit card - see our prices page on the navigator menu to the left.
  • Intensive or semi-intensive driving courses for those with a pressing need to pass their driving test quickly.
  • Refresher lessons for people who have not driven for a while

The Smart Way

latest news

Welcome to our newest instructor, Fiona Kerr. Fiona has recently joined us and will be conducting manual and automatic lessons in the Livingston area and means we can now offer automatic lessons on a saturday, giving us 7 days a week cover in the automatic car. Fiona is also a grade 5 instructor, meaning 4 out of the 5 instructors in The Smart Way are amoung the top 35% of instrtuctors in the UK.

Outside the learner market we also offer: 
  • Advanced driving training for qualified drivers looking to gain further driving qualifications such as the RoSPA, IAM or Diamond advanced driving tests.
  • Training for people requiring to pass the B+E Trailer towing test
  • We can run bespoke Corporate/Fleet driver assessment and training, ranging from driver risk assessment, defensive driving courses, through to eco driving techniques to save fuel and money. We have "SAFED for Vans Scotland" accredited instructors.
  • Full training to potential driving instructors, (PDI's) getting them to the standard required to pass the ADI part 2 driving test and to pass the part 3 test (ability to teach)
  • Training for driving instructors to pass the check test
  • Recoverty training for driving instructors who have failed the check test and face the risk of being struck off the register


Ray Lynch, Owner of The Smart Way

My name is Ray Lynch, I am the owner and chief driving instructor for The Smart Way. I have been a fully qualified driving instructor since 2003, I am an experienced DSA Fleet registered instructor, I hold a BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Driving instruction, as well as the NVQ Level 3 in Driving Instruction and most recently I completed the BTEC Level 4 in Coaching for Driving instructors (making me one of only 200 out of about 40,000 instructors to hold this advanced qualification). These advanced instructor qualifications make me one of the highest qualified driving instructors in Livingston, and the surrounding West Lothian areas;
Working with me, are Mandy Cochrane, Colin Slight, Colin Tait and our most recent recruit Fiona Kerr.

Colin Tait

Mandy Cochrane

Colin Slight

Fiona Kerr - Photo to follow very soon

Mandy, Fiona Colin Tait will join me in providing driving lessons in West Lothian. Mandy and Fiona are available to those students who would simply feel more relaxed being taught by a female instructor, and Colin is currently also going slightly further afield into Falkirk and Airdrie for people from those areas who want lessons with us.

Colin Slight is a fully qualified driving instructor mainly based in the Fife area, he also holds the coveted NVQ Level 3 in Driving Instruction. He will give driving lessons in Rosyth, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing and the surrounding areas in Fife.


The Smart Way

latest news

I am sure that all of our customers, past and present would like to join our instructors in extending our congratulations to our instructor Mandy Belcher, who recently married Martin to become Mrs Mandy Cochrane.   

Best wishes to both of you for a long and happy future together, from all of us.

  When the demand is high enough we also run unique evening class theory test courses for those students who are struggling with (or are afraid of) the theory test. These night classes have been well attended in the past and The Smart Way of structured learning has paid dividends. Compared to a national average pass rate of approximately 63% the first time pass rate among our students who attended this course rose to 92%!Anyone can attend these night classes, you don't have to be a pupil with The Smart Way driving school - all are welcome, and we promise NOT to pressure you into taking lessons with us after the end of the course. Of course, if we have impressed you, then we ALWAYS welcome new students. These classes are usually held in local adult education centres in Livingston.

For more information on these courses, including start dates of the next course, click on the Theory Test Evening Classes link in the navigator bar to the left.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting The Smart Way website and for reading this far. Please look around the rest of the site to see what we are about and what we are up to. I hope that you have found the experience to be both informative and helpful. 

This page was last updated on 11 May, 2013

If any prospective client would like to discuss a course of lessons or come along for an assessment then please contact Mr. Ray Lynch as below:

Contact information for The Smart Way Driving School

Contact us on Mobile 07711 336452

Email Enquiries@The-Smart-Way.CO.UK

Post - 61 Martin Brae, Ladywell West, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6UT

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Accreditations for The Smart Way Driving School
Please visit us on facebook and LIKE us Our Chief Instructor is an ROSPA Gold standard advanced driver Our instructors are members of the Instutute of Advanced Motorists, our Chief Instructor is an IAM Recommended Instructor 
                    and a local group observer/instructor We offer the DSA recommended Pass Plus couses in West Lothian and Fife All our instructors are members of the Motor Schools Association of Great Britain All our instructors are members of the industry leading professonal body, the Driving Instructors Association We are members of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) so our integrity is assured All our instructors are DSA approved