The Outer Hebrides is to get its first mosque after councillors unanimously backed the plans.
Proposals to redevelop a semi-derelict store building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis have been approved by the islands’ local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Consent had previously been given for a “community centre” to be used for religious practice in the James Street building.
But a new application for planning permission was submitted in June this year, expressly calling it a mosque.
Local authority officers recommended the plans should be approved in a report which went before members ahead of the vote on Thursday.
The Western Isles, which last year welcomed six Syrian refugee families, has a small Muslim community.