the open road awaits...

Copyright: A McDonald 2011

Site creation: Digibyte, Melrose


Hi, Welcome to the Alan McDonald School of Motoring web site and particularly the “about me” page!

It all began when I passed my driving test four weeks after my 17th birthday and found that I really enjoyed getting out and about in the car.  I soon began to realise how much I would like to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a driving instructor.

Wendy McDonald (my mother) was a very popular and fantastic driving instructor for over fifteen years and I used to sit in on her lessons and take notes.  For experience, I successfully taught friends’ wives and girlfriends to drive and from here my mum encouraged me to pursue a career as a full time driving instructor.

After taking all the necessary exams and advanced driving tests, I started to teach professionally in 1999 and since then have developed the style for which I am now known as a professional, patient, friendly driving instructor.  

WHY CHOOSE ALAN?  You will receive fully experienced and knowledgeable training from an instructor who takes his job seriously and is a GRADE 6 (the highest level possible).

Understanding and treating each pupil as an individual who has different requirements plus plenty of encouragement and positive feedback is key to successful driver training.

Feel free to contact me with any questions that are not answered on the FAQ’s page or maybe you might just like to chat about your particular situation, I will be happy to help and advise.

Alan McDonald