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.
Sad to learn of the death of Dr Ian Adamson. I worked under Ian as a junior doctor in the Ulster Hospital. A wonderful paediatrician, there was no one you would rather have present when a seriously ill child was admitted. https://t.co/KdL08n0vF0
— john kyle (@cllrjohnkyle) January 9, 2019
Condolences to the family of Dr Ian Adamson who has passed away. Ian was a former Belfast Cllr and Mayor. pic.twitter.com/wiy7A2TFRI
— Deirdre Hargey (@DeirdreHargey) January 9, 2019
Sorry to read and learn of the passing of former @uuponline colleague Dr Ian Adamson.
An eccentric gentleman who was a wonderful public servant, who, back in the Day was a great intellect to be with for us “young one’s”
Ar dheas Dé go raibh a anam.
— Glenn Bradley (@BradleyGJ) January 9, 2019
This is very sad news. Ian Adamson was a brilliant character. A genius and a totally unique individual. https://t.co/elTtjc4ZxT
— Willie Drennan (@williedrennan) January 9, 2019
Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Ian Adamson. I knew Ian for over twenty-years, first meeting him through the Ulster Society. His work with @SommeAssoc and Ulster Tower will never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers with his family circle at this time.
— Graham Craig (@CllrGCraig) January 9, 2019