A prominent businessman from the small Dumfries and Galloway village of the Isle of Whithorn is one of the seven Britons who have perished in a plane crash in Nepal. Locals say he was very active in the community and well known in the village, having moved there from the North-West of England after enjoying holidays in Scotland.
He was the vice-chairman and assistant diving officer of the Newton Stewart Diving Club.
The clubs treasurer, Chris Harrison, knew Mr Kelly well. He paid tribute to him saying:
– Chris Harrison, Newton Stewart Diving Club
"He'll be a great loss to the club but mostly to his wife and family. He was a dynamic and enthusiastic person."
The Prime Minister has described the accident as 'deeply tragic' he said:
– Prime Minister, David Cameron
"It is an absolutely horrific incident and obviously I feel for the families concerned.
"I know our ambassador in Nepal is on the case and on the spot dealing with it. Obviously we will have to find out exactly what happened.
"It is a deeply, deeply tragic case."