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Adamson, (Samuel) Ian (Gamble) locked

OBE 1998

Born 28 June 1944; s of John Gamble Sloan Adamson and Jane (née Kerr); m 1998, Kerry Christian Carson

medical practitioner; Member (UU), Belfast City Council, 1989–2011 (Lord Mayor of Belfast, 1996–97)


Bangor GS; Queen’s Univ., Belfast (MB, BCh; BAO 1969)


DCH RCSI 1974; DCH RCPSG 1974; MFCH 1988; FRSPH (FRIPHH 1998). Registrar in Paediatrics: Royal Belfast Hosp. for Sick Children, 1975–76; Ulster Hosp., Dundonald, 1976–77; specialist in community child health and travel medicine, N and W Belfast HSS Trust (formerly Community Unit of Mgt), 1981–2004. Mem. (UU) Belfast East, NI Assembly, 1998–2003. Chm., Farset Youth and Community Develt, 1988–90. Exec. Bd Mem., Assoc. of Port Health Authies, 2005–11 (Chairman: Border Inspection Post Cttee, 2005–06; Imported Food Cttee, 2006–11). First Pres., Ullans Acad., 1992–; Founder Rector, 1994, Chm., 1994–2004, Mem., Implementation Gp, 2005–, Ulster-Scots Acad.; Mem., Ulster-Scots Agency, 2003–12; Chm., Grand Unionist Centenary Cttee, 2010–11; Founder Chairman: Somme Assoc., 1989–2015; Ulster-Scots Lang. Soc., 1992–2002 (Vice-Pres., 2002–); Founder Member: Cultural Traditions Gp, NI CRC, 1988; Ultach Trust, 1990; President: Belfast Civic Trust, 2001–; Willowfield War Meml, 2017–; Convenor Gen., Posse Comitatus, 2011–. Historical Advr to Rev. Dr Ian R. K. Paisley, MP, subseq. Rev. and Rt Hon. Lord Bannside, 2007–14; First Hon. Historian, UU Party, 2009–14. Librarian, OStJ Commandery of Ards, NI, 2014–. Patron, Dalaradia, 2014–. High Sheriff, Belfast, 2011. SBStJ 1998. Fluent in ten langs, incl. Lakota; holds Wisdom-Keeper status among Lakota (Sioux) nation


The Cruthin, 1974, 6th edn 2014; Bangor: light of the world, 1979, 3rd edn 2015; The Battle of Moira, 1980; The Identity of Ulster, 1982, 4th edn 1995; The Ulster People, 1991; 1690, William and the Boyne, 1995; Dalaradia: kingdom of the Cruthin, 1998; Stormont: the house on the hill, 2008; Bombs on Belfast: the Blitz 1941, 2011; The Old Testament in Scots, 2014; (contrib.) The Bangor Book, 2016; The Voyage of Bran, 2018


oil painting, theatre, travel


Marino Villa, 5 Marino Park, Holywood, Co. Down, N Ireland BT18 0AN

(028) 9042 1005


Ulster Reform (Belfast); Clandeboye Golf