Western Isles Council confirmed this week that a baby has been born to the first Syrian refugees to be sent to the Western Isles.
Two families, who are related and include young children, were re-settled in the Islands in July.
The baby girl was born last week at the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway.
A spokesman for Western Isles Council confirmed: “Mother and daughter are doing well.”
Since their arrival local volunteers have been helping the families settle into life in Stornoway.
The UK is welcoming the refugees under a program called Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPR).
There has been an indication that more families will be settled in the Islands in the future.
A report is due to go before the Comhairle’s policy and resources committee (in private) this week to update councillors on the current situation.