Driving instructors are angry that a test centre in Glasgow has been closed and tests moved to another area.

The Anniesland test centre was shut this week after it was flooded, with sewage in the floodwater.

The centre was closed on Wednesday until further notice and tests were moved to Shieldhall across the River Clyde.

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Tests that are scheduled up until November 26 are also being moved to Shieldhall.

Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency confirmed the centre was closed and said people who don’t want to take the test at Shieldhall can rebook.

However, instructors are not satisfied with the arrangements and say learners are being put at a disadvantage.

The Glasgow Times was contacted by several driving instructors whose clients were affected by the closure.

One said learners take lessons on the streets close to the test centre to familiarise themselves with the roads there.

The instructor said: “Some learners had one day’s notice that their test was moved to Shieldhall.

“People are quite upset by this. If they want to cancel and rebook it will take up to seven months because of the backlog and they are not getting priority.

“It means they could have to wait until April at the earliest to get a new date.”

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Another instructor said: “My students are rightly very anxious and upset.

“They were given less than 24 hours notice that their driving test was now going to be relocated to Shieldhall, they haven’t ever practised there.

“It puts them at a real disadvantage and adds more pressure to an already stressful situation, I just don’t think that is fair at all.”

Another said: “My pupils have been given the choice of doing their test unprepared in Govan or wait months.

“They told me they are gutted so I am really annoyed, I get their frustrations completely.”

The DVSA was contacted for a statement by the Glasgow Times.

A fourth instructor said: “I heard the waiting room has been flooded with sewage and now they need to shut down.

“I feel so sad for my students that are feeling the full brunt of it. They don’t need to be in the centre to do their test and use the same roads they have practised on, so why move them with no notice.

“They should finish the tests already booked there and not take more on.”