Public concerns raised over a high police presence at Hunterston turned out to be unfounded - as the 'emergency services' were actually part of a TV film crew.

Scenes were being filmed in the area on Friday, May 3 for a new BBC and Netflix drama on the Lockerbie bombing.

A second major transatlantic drama series on the Lockerbie bombing is currently being filmed at Hunterston, the News understands.

The British broadcaster and U.S. streamer have come together to broadcast a factual drama on the trafgedy, which will look into the joint investigation into the 1988 disaster by Scottish and American authorities.

It is being produced by the same production team behind hit BBC crime drama Line of Duty, starring Martin Compston.

Hunterston was also used to film several of the exterior scenes for another drama starring the Greenock-born actor, 2021's Vigil.

The six-part series is being created in association with MGM Television and Night Train Media, and was developed by MGM and Night Train alongside filmmaker Adam Morane-Griffiths, who initially brought the project to the partners alongside Sara Curran back in 2020.

Jonathan Lee, the novelist behind High Dive, is pening the new drama alongside Gillian Roger Park (The Young Offenders), a Scottish screenwriter who will contribute two episodes.

They will utilise real life extensive interviews done by Morane-Griffiths, who spoke to Scottish police and US investigative agencies.

The series will also feature the bombing’s impact on the people of Lockerbie.

Netflix drama commissioner Mona Qureshi said: “The moment we read Jonathan’s pilot script, informed by Adam’s meticulous research, we understood that this team had found a way into these events that is epic and intimate, local and global, personal and political.

"The devastation wrought on the night of December 21, 1988 continues to reverberate through the decades.”