Taxi school – Edinburgh’s Foremost Knowledge School

Kerlin Taxi School was established in 1988. Since then we have trained well over 2500 licensed Edinburgh taxi drivers.
Almost 100% of our pupils pass the City of Edinburgh Council’s Topographical Test on their first attempt.
As Edinburgh’s leading taxi knowledge school we feel justifiably proud that our commitment and attention to the individual needs of our pupils have made this level of achievement possible. However, if you are unfortunate enough to fail the exam, you will receive an invitation to rejoin our courses. FREE OF CHARGE!Grey Taxi

Unlike many cities throughout the UK, the City of Edinburgh Council’s Topographical Test is not multiple choice, nor is it computer orientated. Our methods of teaching therefore reflect the true nature and composition of the actual exam that students will be required to undertake.

We offer a range of courses designed to suit the requirements of the individual — Evening Classes, Correspondence Courses, Intensive One to One Training and Custom – Made Courses. We have run EACH course for over 20 years.
More than 90% of all our students have been recommended by current pupils, former students or persons affiliated to the Edinburgh taxi trade.
Numerous REAL handwritten testimonials from former pupils are always available for inspection


  • Evening Classes held within the offices of CENTRAL TAXIS, 15 BANKHEAD DRIVE, EH11 4DW. This convenient location has safe parking and excellent public transport links.
  • Correspondence Course for pupils who are normally unable to attend classes. We have successfully trained hundreds of Edinburgh taxi drivers using this method.
  • Intensive One to One Course provides practical concentrated tuition, incorporating attendance at evening classes.
  • Custom-Made Courses provide tailor-made courses designed to suit an individual’s specific requirements.

All course registrations are valid for a FULL TWELVE MONTHS. No further fees are payable to ourselves within that period.

For further information, please CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US or call Bob on

0131 477 1352 or 07760 282735