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Tributes paid to former Lord Mayor of Belfast Dr Ian Adamson

Tributes have been paid to the former Lord Mayor of Belfast, Ian Adamson OBE who has died at the age of 74.

He founded the Ulster-Scots Language Society in 1992 and used both Gaelic and Ulster Scots in the Northern Ireland Assembly.


Dr Adamson was a UUP councillor for Belfast City Council from 1989 to 2011 and he served as MLA for East Belfast from 1998 to 2003. He was Deputy Lord Mayor during the year 1994/95 and he was installed as Lord Mayor of Belfast from 1996 to 1997. He received the OBE in 1998 for services to local government.

Born in Bangor, Dr Adamson worked as a paediatrician and also wrote a number of books.

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