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MUM Emma Dunlop is celebrating after passing her driving test at the first attempt.

Emma produced an excellent drive to pass with just two faults at Ayr.

The mum-of-two, from Dalry, was stunned by her success.

She said: "I enjoyed every second of learning to drive with Mark.

"He´s a brilliant guy, a great instructor who always puts you at your ease - and he has the patience of a saint!

"I passed first time with only two faults, but I actually feel sad that I´ve passed as I´m going to miss him."

Emma´s first time pass was matched by Largs men Gordon Little and Dominic McCreadie.

Sports coach Gordon, who sat his test at Irvine, said: "Huge thanks to Mark for giving me the confidence to sit my test.

"An amazing instructor, would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.

"Delighted to pass first time. Thanks again, Mark."

Dominic, who works for the Royal Bank of Scotland, passed his test at Greenock.

He said: "Had a great journey learning to drive with Mark.

"He really sets you up for every aspect of modern driving.

"Can´t recommend him highly enough."

Laura Falconer, of Beith, also passed her driving test at the first attempt.

Eighteen year old Laura´s cry of "I´ve passed!" could be heard from 50 yards away as she delivered the good news to her mum.

Laura, who took her test at Irvine, said: "Passed my test first time today, thanks to the superb tuition from Mark!

"Easy to understand instructions - and a brilliant guy to get along with, which helped a lot."

Her success follows that of snow board instructor and yoga teacher Heather Brown, from Canada, who passed her test at Greenock.

Heather, whose family stay at Glendaruel, on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyle, had just eight hours tuition to get used to the road layout in Greenock.

The 29-year-old, currently applying for Canadian citizenship, was doubly delighted as her British licence can be converted to a Canadian one, allowing her to avoid a two year training programme in her adopted homeland.

Heather said: "I wouldn´t have passed without Mark. Thanks again, I´m very pleased!"

Earlier this summer, airport worker Cameron Shields passed his driving test at Irvine.

Delighted Cameron, 20, from Lochwinnoch, said: "Mark sets you up to be an independent driver and helps you learn about in-car distractions and the dangers they pose to young drivers."

His success followed that of Karishma Rogerson, from the Seychelles, who passed her UK driving test at the first attempt after 16 hours of tuition.

Karishma drove superbly to pass with just three faults at Irvine and hailed her test "a very cool experience"!

The 35-year-old, now living in Prestwick, said: "Thank you Mark, I couldn´t have done it without you!"

And she added: "Mark is an amazing instructor - very professional in his approach, very patient and polite.

"I could not have been better prepared for my test and would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for excellent driving tuition."

Euan Aitken delivered a sensational drive to pass his driving test in Ayr at the first attempt with NO faults.

Graduate Euan took to the roads with the thermometer showing 26 degrees centigrade but stayed cool to deliver an immaculate drive.

Delighted with his success, Euan, from Troon, said: "Again Mark, thanks for everything."

The 23-year-old, currently building a career in procurement, added: "Mark has been brilliant from day one.

"He offers tailored lessons that focus on areas of weakness. This approach builds confidence and enabled me to handle all the difficulties that arose during my test with ease. Happy to recommend Mark to all."

In March, university researcher Jenna Carpenter, from Ayr, also drove superbly to earn her licence at the town´s test centre - recording just one fault.

Proudly displaying her pass certificate, Jenna said: "Thank you for giving a nervous person the confidence to be able to drive anywhere through your brilliant, laid-back but encouraging teaching style."

Jenna is the second pupil to pass with just one fault this year, following Ardrossan janitor Robbie Hood´s stunning performance when passing first time at Irvine.

Robbie, who was celebrating his birthday, said: "Thanks, Mark. It´s been a pleasure. I would recommend you to anyone."

His success was followed by that of student Chris Langridge, of West Kilbride, who also passed at Irvine and rugby player Logan Maxwell, from Troon, who passed first time, with just three faults, when he sat his test at Ayr.

Earlier this year, Jack Kerr, from West Kilbride, passed first time at Irvine with just three driver faults.

Delighted Jack, who is studying to be a maintenance engineer in Britain´s nuclear industry, said: "I´m thrilled to have passed and it was all down to Mark and his excellent tuition."

Mark Grundy School of Motoring is an independently-run business offering high-quality driving lessons in and around Greenock, Gourock, Inverkip, Skelmorlie, Largs, Fairlie, West Kilbride, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr.

Whether you are a complete novice, have had lessons, or hold a full licence and want to improve your skills or boost your confidence, Mark Grundy School of Motoring can provide lessons tailored to your needs.

In addition to standard lessons, I can offer hazard perception and theory test help and advice, and Pass Plus, Drive Confident, Refresher and Motorway tuition.

• Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency approved Grade A Instructor

• Full 1, 1.5 and 2 hour lessons

• No car sharing

• Theory test preparation

• Pass Plus, Refresher, Drive Confident and Motorway lessons

• Tuition carried out in the latest 1.0 EcoBoost Ford Focus

I will teach you the skills required to become a confident, competent and responsible driver and look forward to speaking to you soon.


Nicola Kelly, Saltcoats passed their driving test with Mark Grundy School Of Motoring
I would highly recommend Mark as an instructor for any new learner as I have thoroughly enjoyed being taught by him. He taught everything to the highest possible standard and made lessons enjoyable. I would not have picked anyone else. Thanks for ... "
Nicola Kelly, Saltcoats
Jennifer Stillie, Ayr passed their driving test with Mark Grundy School Of Motoring
I passed 1st time (this year!) with only 2 faults thanks to Mark. Thanks again for helping me finally get through it! "
Jennifer Stillie, Ayr