Coronavirus testing: full list of test centres across Scotland and when they open
Here is a list of the current drive-through and walk-through test centres available in the country.
Test centres have been popping up across the country since the coronavirus pandemic hit in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19.
Since March, several sites, including some of Scotland’s airports, have been use for testing patients.
Due to a recent surge in cases, with 486 people testing positive in one day on Wednesday 23 September, the UK Government is working on expanding testing services.
Find out here where you can get tested for coronavirus.
Drive-through testing sites
Testing under the UK programme in Scotland is currently conducted in drive-through sites operating at:
Glasgow Airport Edinburgh Airport Aberdeen Airport Prestwick Airport Inverness - University of the Highlands and Islands campus Perth – University of Highland and Islands campus
Walk-through sites are operating at:
Victoria Hall, St Andrews Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow (opened on 18 September) Aberdeen University, Aberdeen (opened 24 September)
Walk-through sites due to open soon:
Usher Hall, Edinburgh (25 September) Riverside car park, Glasgow West End (date to be confirmed) Dundee (likely to be late September) Stirling (likely to be early October) Edinburgh West End (likely to be early October)
A UK Government spokeswoman said: “The UK Government will fund and operate 22 walk through centres in town and cities across Scotland.
"By the end of this week four of these will be open, with others following soon.
"The location and dates of other walk through sites are still to be confirmed.
" The UK Government is also providing six drive through testing sites in Scotland, as well as the Glasgow Lighthouse lab which is processing test samples round the clock.”
Mobile testing units
There are also a number of mobile testing units which will be located in towns across Scotland for short periods each time:
Annan, Murray Street Car Park, Murray Street, Annan, DG12 6ED
Broadford, SFRS, Harrapool, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AQ
Blackburn, exact location to be confirmed
Campbeltown Aqualibrium Leisure Centre, Kinloch Road, Campbeltown
Castle Douglas, Market St Car Park, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AE
Coatbridge, Time Capsule, 100 Buchanan Street, Coatbridge, ML5 1DL
Cockenzie, exact location to be confirmed
Dalkeith, Midlothian Community Hospital, 70 Eskbank Road, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, EH22 3ND
Dornoch, SFRS, The Meadows, Dornoch, IV25 3SE
Dumbarton, Meadow Leisure Centre, Bankend Road, Dumbarton, G82 2AA
Dumfries, DG1 Leisure, Hoods Loaning, Dumfries, DG1 2HT
Dunfermline, Leys Park Road car Park, 10 Leys Park Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0AA
Dunoon, Queen's Hall, Argyll St, Dunoon, PA23 7HH
Elgin, Trinity Road, Elgin, IV30 1UE
Ellon, Ellon Park & Ride, Ellon, AB41 9RY
Falkirk, Abbotsford House, David’s Loan, Bainsford, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ
Fort William, SRFS, Carmichael Way, An Aird, Fort William, Highland, PH33 6FF
Fraserburgh, car park in Hanover Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9HX
Galashiels, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE
Glenrothes, Michael Woods Sports Centre, Viewfield, Glenrothes, KY6 2RD
Gretna, Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AQ
Helensburgh, Helensburgh Pier Car Park, West Clyde St, Helensburgh, G84 7PA
Inverurie, main car Park, Gordon House, Blackhall Road, Inverurie, AB51 3WA
Kingussie, SFRS, King Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HP
Kirkconnell, exact location to be confirmed
Langholm, Kilngreen car park, Townhead, Langholm, DG13 0EP
Lochgilphead, Manse Bay car park, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD
Lockerbie, McJerrow car park, High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2BJ
Moffat, The Glebe car park, Beattock Road (A701), Moffat, DG10 9ER
Motherwell, Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, O’Donnell Way, Motherwell, ML1 2TZ
Newgate, Emirates Arena, Emirates Arena, 1000 London Rd, Glasgow, G40 3HG
Newton Mearns, exact location to be confirmed
Newton Stewart, Riverside Car Park, Newton Stewart, DG8 6NQ
Oban, Atlantis Leisure Centre, Oban, PA34 5JE
Perth, exact location to be confirmed
Peterhead, Clerkhill Pavilion, Kinmundy Road, Peterhead, AB42 3PQ
Port Glasgow, Parklea Branching Out, Greenock Road, Port Glasgow, PA14 6TR
Portree, Tigh na Drochaid Resource Centre, Lisigarry Court, Portree, IV51 9ER
Rothesay, Rothesay Lesiure Centre, High Street, Rothesay, PA20 9BN
Stirling, Springkerse Park & Ride, Stirling, FK7 7TL
Stranraer, Ashwood House, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ
Thornhill, Community Centre, Townhead Street, Thornhill, DG3 5NW
Thurso, SFRS, Millbank Road, Thurso, Highland
Ullapool, SFRS, Ladysmith Street, Ullapool, Highlands, IV25 2UW
Dates and times change each week – visit here for updates
You may have the option, depending on availability, to book a home test kit.
Home test kits are an option where people seeking a test are unable to attend a drive-through centre.
The home test option is covered in the booking process.
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