The incident lasted a few minutes with the planes visible at times along with a light on each. The booming noise increased and diminished at times but was easily heard indoors.
If I used a cell or smartphone I could have snapped an image but I don't.
However the RAF Typhoon in the image above looks familiar now.
Checking news reports back in our home the likely explanation is the two planes were the two RAF jets scrambled to intercept a Russian jet or jets flying close to UK airspace. Perhaps it was a final flurry show of strength before returning to base?
Britain is hosting a NATO exercise in northern Scotland involving more than 50 warships so the 'muscle’ flexing is a two-way street.
This is not the first time that RAF jests have been scrambled to intercept a Russian jet flying close to UK airspace but in recent years as a frosty rather than cold war has developed the number of incidents has increased.
The MoD said the Typhoons, from RAF Lossiemouth, were deployed "after Russian aircraft were identified flying close to UK airspace".
Russia holds a very different opinion to the MoD;
The Russian defence ministry said its planes had done nothing wrong.
And at least in part what Russia has said is true. However a great deal depends on whether or not a country is deemed friendly or not and these days Russia is the elephant in the room.
Earlier Tuesday HMS Argyll was deployed to track "three Russian ships, including a destroyer, as they passed through the English Channel.”Tensions between NATO and Russia have risen in recent months over Moscow's role in the conflict in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea" reports BBC News; but with NATO forces, including US and UK, displaying a show of strength across Europe in recent months as a warning to Putin we may reap what is sown.