A a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Glasgow. 

It has been stationed at Gairbraid Avenue in Maryhill as part of the UK Government's network of diagnostic testing facilities. 

In Scotland there are now eight drive through sites, 54 walk-through sites, 42 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which processes samples.

The UK Government is providing all COVID testing and test processing outside of the NHS for Scotland. 

Jenny Harries, CEO of UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said: “This new walk-through site is part of our ongoing work to make it even easier for people who need a PCR test to get one.

“If you have developed a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste, or you are asked or advised to get a test, please book one and follow any advice you’re given.

“As we return to a more familiar way of life, testing, and isolating when necessary, remain a vital way of controlling the spread of the virus and protecting one another.”

Locations of drive-through testing sites:

o   Prestwick Airport

o   Glasgow Airport

o   Edinburgh Airport

o   Aberdeen Airport

o   Inverness (University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness campus)

o   Dundee (Dudhope Castle car park)

o   Cumbernauld (Broadwood Stadium)

o   Glenrothes (Bankhead Park)


PCR tests have to be booked in advance at: www.nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or by calling 119.

Only book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been instructed to do so by a clinician or NHS contact tracer.

Lateral flow test kits are also now available for pick up without an appointment at local walk-in or drive-through test sites from 8am – 8pm each day. Tests can also be ordered online or by phone by calling 119.

Location of walk-through centres:

o   St Andrews (Victory Memorial Hall)

o   Aberdeen (Roy Strathdee building, Aberdeen University)

o   West Dunbartonshire (Napier Hall)

o   Stirling (Forthside Way Development Site)

o   Dundee (Park Place Car Park)

o   Edinburgh Sighthill (Gate 55, 55 Sighthill Road)

o   Inverclyde (Crawfurdsburn Community Centre)

o   Inverness (Highland Council Headquarters Car Park)

o   Edinburgh Leith (Leith Library)

o   Perth (Thimblerow Car Park)

o   Cumbernauld (Fleming House Car Park)

o   Arbroath (Bruce House Car Park)

o   Elgin (Lossie Green Car Park)

o   East Kilbride (Red Deer Centre)

o   Hamilton (Eddlewood Public Hall)

o   Oban (Mossfield Car Park)

o   Wick (Riverside Car Park)

o   Galashiels (Langlee Community Centre)

o   Dumfries (Brooms Road Car Park)

o   Paisley (Bridge Street Car Park)

o   Dunfermline (Dell Farquharson House)

o   Glasgow Pollock (Pollock Community Centre)

o   Glasgow Castlemilk (Barlia Football Centre)

o   Kirkcaldy (Overton Community Centre)

o   Glasgow Easterhouse (Easterhouse Social Work Office Car Park)

o   Edinburgh Niddrie (Jack Kane Leisure Centre Car Park)

o   Edinburgh Granton (Ainslie Park Leisure Centre Car Park)

o   Glasgow Govan (Ibrox Football Centre)

o   Glasgow Carntyne (Cranhill Community Centre)

o   Glasgow Dalmarnock (The Legacy Hub)

o   Dumbarton (Risk Street Car Park)

o   Edinburgh Oxgangs (Oxgangs Library)

o   Edinburgh Newington (Newington Library)

o   Edinburgh Clermiston (Drumbrae Leisure Centre Car Park)

o   Livingston (Livingston FC Car Park)

o   Glasgow Drumchapel (Drumchapel Community Centre)

o   Dundee Downfield (Kirkton Community Centre Car Park)

o   Edinburgh Craiglockhart (Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus Car Park)

o   Edinburgh Restalrig (Portlee Day Centre)

o   Airdrie (Chapel Lane Car Park)

o   Glasgow Springburn (7 Closeburn Street)

o   Glasgow Green (Glasgow Green Hockey Centre)

o   Milngavie (Milngavie Station Car Park)

o   Dalkeith (Ramsay Croft Car Park)

o Glasgow Crossmyloof (Crossmyloof Resource Centre)

o Blantyre (Springwell Neighbourhood Hall)

o Dundee (South Road Park Car Park)

o Aberdeen Torry (Youth and Leisure Centre)

o Aberdeen (Robert Gordon University)

o Aberdeen (Rosehill Day Centre)

o Glasgow Knightswood (Glasgow BMX Centre)

o Kilmarnock (The Strand)

o Glasgow City (Centre for Executive Education)

o Glasgow Maryhill (Gairbraid Avenue)

UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart said: “The UK Government continues to provide the bulk of testing in Scotland, a programme which is vital to our recovery from this pandemic. Alongside the roll-out of UK Government-funded vaccines, testing is helping us to manage the virus, slow down the rate of transmission and protect communities.

“This new walk-through facility in Glasgow Maryhill is the latest in our extensive network of testing centres supporting people in all parts of the UK.” 

 For more information and to order a test kit online, go to: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)