Electric Brae - A Phenomenon
What is it all about?
Until recently I had never heard about Electric Brae. I was actually reading a camping magazine which contained the story about this strange phenomenon.
It is better known as Croy Brae locally it lies near Ayr between Drumshrang and Knoweside.
This quarter mile stretch of road appears to be running uphill when really it is the lie of the land beside the road which causes an optical illusion. It is only when you sit in your car and let the hand brake off in neutral that your car begins rolling uphill, as though it seems.
Many years ago when electricity was in it's infancy locals believed that this was the reason for the phenomenon - a magnetic field causing the vehicles to roll uphill being pulled by gravity.
So when planning your next trip to Scotland, as well as the distillery visits take some time out to visit this enchanting site. I know I will.
Car rolls uphill
For more information
- Nothing To See Here: Electric Brae, Ayrshire
- Electric Brae Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Electric Brae Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland: The Ultimate Online Guide.