Michael Kelly (PR person)

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Michael Kelly is a Scottish politician, businessman and Public Relations consultant. He held the position of Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1980 to 1984[1], and was Rector of the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1987[2]. As Lord Provost, he was instrumental in the city's adoption of the Glasgow's miles better campaign and slogan, which is credited with an important role in Glasgow's cultural renaissance during the 1980s.[2] A member of one of the families that had controlled Celtic F.C. since its foundation, he sat on the club's board of directors until 1994, when the club reached the verge of bankruptcy and the much-criticised old regime was ousted by Fergus McCann's takeover.

Kelly is now a journalist and PR consultant, having set up his PR firm Michael Kelly Associates in 1984.[2]



  1. Glasgow City Council Provosts of Glasgow Accessed 17 September 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 University of Glasgow Biography of Michael Kelly, accessed 17 September 2010