RUMOURS that Hollywood actor Tom Hardy was on Arran caused a bit of a stir on social media.

A screenshot of a Tweet, seemingly from the Mad Max star, was widely shared on Twitter and Facebook.

The Tweet said: "Just arrived on Arran. This could be the world's most beautiful island. Checked into Lagg ahead of tomorrow's shoot. I can't wait to walk my dogs here #amazing #Arran."

The post caused a lot of excitement on social media. 

One Facebook user from Stevenston posted: “Tom Hardy is in Arran right now. F***the ferry I'll swim over. Who's joining me.”

Another user, from Irvine, said: “OMG Tom hardy is in Arran right now.. . Anyone wanna start swimming with me?”

But unfortunately, the profile was a fake – the Hollywood heartthrob doesn't have a Twitter account.

The Herald contacted The Lagg Hotel and the owner confirmed: “Tom Hardy is not staying here.”