The Electric Brae

people kept stealing the original sign so this stone was put up instead.

people kept stealing the original sign so this stone was put up instead.

As part of our mini-tour on Sunday we managed to take in one of Scotlands spookiest roads, the Electric Brae near Ayr.  We  stopped the car to check if we were in the right place and immediately started going uphill!

It was named ‘Electric Brae’ in the 19th century when people thought the phenomenon was caused by electric or magnetic attraction from within the hill.  It’s actually an optical illusion – the road slopes slightly uphill but appears to slope downhill.  We met a few people stopping to test it out  and enjoyed the fabulous views of Ailsa Craig and Culzean Castle.

About Amanda Moffet

I run www.scotclans.com with Rodger Moffet. Live in Edinburgh and love travelling around Scotland gathering stories.

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2 thoughts on “The Electric Brae

  1. amandamoffet

    Freaky freaky road! You have to remember that both the car and the green van you see in the video had their engines turned off! We need to go back and do more experiments :)

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