The 'News' received reports of what was apparently a spectacular meteor flying across the sky.
At 11pm on 25 July, a bright light was seen shooting across the top of the Isle of Cumbrae from Largs like a 'marker pen' across the night sky.
However, there were differing accounts as to what it might have been.
It was pointed out that the International Space Station is particularly bright at the moment, but it is also approaching the time of the Perseids meteor season which takes place around 13/14 August.
The Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on 13 August.
Some shooting stars associated with the shower are expected to be visible each night from 23 July to 20 August.
Annual meteor showers arise when the Earth passes through streams of debris left behind by comets and asteroids.