YOUR report from Lewis ("First Mosque in the Hebrides opens in time for Ramadan" , The Herald May 11) was very welcome news. The opening of the mosque on the island shows the tolerance, understanding and fairness of the council and the people of the Hebrides towards the very small Muslim community living among them.

As a Muslim I would like to thank very sincerely the council and all the people of Hebrides for this very noble gesture. God bless them all.

Bashir Maan,

46 Leggatston Avenue, Glasgow.