James McLeod

posted 21 Aug 2018, 10:36 by Gordon Reid

The two day course was perfect for me. I have been driving for 17 years, was fairly confident with being able to learn the trailer hitching and reversing, and hoped Gordon could iron out my bad driving habits.
On the first day, Gordon allowed me to drive for the full day with his 4x4 and trailer all around the local area, taking me on routes that my test may be on. He was very informative and friendly which made the whole experience much more relaxing. On day two, which was the day of the test, we practised the hitching and unhitching of the trailer and the reversing until I was confident I could do this in his practise ground. We then drove some more and headed off to the training centre.
I as never pressured by Gordon into being ready- I was ready when I told him, which was an excellent way of teaching and no question was the wrong question!
On the test itself, I felt quietly confident due to the training and preparation from Gordon. I was pleased to pass the test with only one driver error, thanks in full to  Gordon passing on what he knew in a manner that I was able to absorb and utilise on my test.
Most trainers are priced similarly so running around looking at who's the cheapest isn't really worth it...those who want the B+E class on their driving license for towing need tp choose the right person to teach them...Gordon was definitely the right person for the job.
I would definitely recommend using Gordon and i will be informing others of his services.

Steve Rennie of Stonehaven

posted 22 Jul 2017, 04:31 by Gordon Reid

I passed my original driving test with Gordon. 13 years later, I have now passed my B+E test with him. Both times I passed first time, with no minors.
A lot of this success is down to Gordon's training style. You go in to the test feeling calm and confident that all bases have been covered to give you the best chance of a pass.
I would like to thank Gordon for his successful training on both occasions. 
I would highly recommend Stonehaven Trailer Training to anyone that would like to gain confidence when towing 

Sheenagh Scott

posted 28 Apr 2017, 06:34 by Gordon Reid   [ updated 28 Apr 2017, 06:37 ]

Thanks again for our session yesterday. 

We had a fab but cold afternoon down at Stonehaven with Gordon from STTS learning how to hook up a caravan properly, reversing into "pitches" and going out and about for a drive. Gordon was very patient, explained everything well and customized the session to suit our needs.  I'm looking forward to our first caravan holiday now, I couldn't recommend him highly enough. If anyone needs to learn to tow or drive an HGV he's your man!

Lewis Watt of L.W Gardening Maintenance Forfar passed B+E February 3rd 2017

posted 7 Feb 2017, 01:15 by Gordon Reid   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 01:42 ]

First class Training from Gordon!
His expertise and experience certainly shows when both out on the road and in his own training grounds.
He was easy going, friendly and patient, and being able to do my training in a proper 4x4 and trailer is a great benefit.
I am very happy with the service Gordon provided and can highly recommend his Training.
Thanks again Gordon.

Kym McWilliam of Laurencekirk passed B+E October 20th 2016

posted 4 Feb 2017, 13:26 by Gordon Reid   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 01:14 ]

Gordon is a brilliant instructor. After a couple of days training  and alot of patience(on Gordon's part) I passed my test with zero faults.
I would highly recommend Stonehaven Trailer Training Services to anyone and hope you have as much success as I did.
Thank you very much Gordon,you made the process from start to finish highly enjoyable.

Clayton Scorgie Passed B+E Training

posted 1 Feb 2017, 00:07 by Gordon Reid   [ updated 1 Feb 2017, 00:09 ]

"I recently passed my B+E test with the help of Gordon at STTS. From the off, Gordon was helpful and professional. His training method includes everything you need, and nothing that you don't, even at the initial assessment you are taught useful techniques for not only pulling a trailer, but everyday driving. The intense training prior to the test, despite being under test conditions, is relaxed, but effective in removing bad habits. Overall, I went in to the test confident, knowing fully what would be required, and familiar with the potential test routes i'd have to drive on despite not being from the Aberdeen area. If you're looking to pass your B+E test, look no further. Thanks Gordon!"
I'd just like to thank you again for the training and getting me through my test. 
All the best Gordon,

Patrick Bennett B+E Training

posted 22 Aug 2016, 05:05 by Gordon Reid

I found Gordon to be very thorough with his instruction. He is very methodical and delivers the lesson with a well thought out flow.
I found Gordon's 2 tonne trailer an excellent training tool. The extra weight is very noticeable and a strong reminder you are towing a trailer.
This reminder encouraged me to anticipate the change  in traffic and road environments, looking far ahead for sharp bends, changing traffic signals and other road users. 
Having a heavy trailer attached changes your vehicle abilities for stopping and cornering considerably. Using a light trailer would not have given me the same habits to stay safe with heavier trailers.
I passed my test first time and with zero driver errors. I owe Gordon thanks for helping me to achieve this.
I wish you all the best for the future Gordon, thanks again.

Martyn Moor of Hamish Hogs Ltd Arbroath

posted 26 Feb 2016, 01:37 by Gordon Reid

Thank you for helping me to get through my trailer test Gordon, it was a great experience and I felt like a better driver after your tuition.
I would highly recommend Gordon to anyone who wants to take their test.
I will be sending all of my employees that need to take their test to Gordon. 
Excellent service and value for money.
Thanks again and no doubt see you about!

Scott Smith

posted 19 Feb 2016, 02:02 by Gordon Reid   [ updated 19 Feb 2016, 02:12 ]

Excellent service from Gordon at STTS, brilliant instructor, I learned so much from him.
I will highly recommend him to anyone! 

Laura Fairbairn

posted 19 Feb 2016, 01:53 by Gordon Reid   [ updated 19 Feb 2016, 09:14 ]

I passed my test on Thursday and couldn't have done it without Gordon! 
He provided me with top class training with ideal facilities and the right vehicle/trailer for the job.
Gordon has a reversing area set out exactly as you get it for the test and you can practice the manoeuvre until it's perfect.
He is one of the few trainers in the area with a true representation of what you will be driving once you pass your test - a 4x4 vehicle and correct trailer loaded with weight.
I can't see how you can pass your test in anything else and then be confident to go out on the road in your own legal vehicle and trailer.
I found using Gordon's combination meant the transition to my own large 4x4 and horse trailer was easy.

I'm now a confident trailer driver and my horses are travelled smoothly and safely. Thank you Gordon! Happy towing 😃 Laura

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