The Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA has paid tribute to Dr Ian Adamson who has sadly passed away.
Robin Swann MLA said:
“Dr Ian Adamson represented the Victoria electoral area on Belfast City Council from 1989 to 2011 and served as Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and High Sheriff. He was also an MLA for East Belfast between 1998 and 2003 and a founder member of the Somme Association.
“In addition to his political career he was a medical doctor and had a keen interest and provided a wealth of knowledge in the field of history, particularly local history and Ulster Scots, and was the author of numerous books and papers.
“He made a huge contribution to cultural and political life and will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and friends.”
Ulster Unionist Party Chairman Lord Empey, who served with Dr Adamson at both City Hall and Stormont, said:
“Ian had a great sense of humour and dry wit. His flair for cultural issues particularly as they applied to the Ulster Scots tradition, were brought to life with his lectures and anecdotes. Those of us who were colleagues in the City Hall will miss him greatly.”