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Heroes Centre plans progress for late 2015 Opening

Following extensive consultation with members of the local community, and the enthusiasm expressed for the conversion of the former Victorian Warehouse on George Street into a combined educational and leisure facility to celebrate the achievements of past and present residents, Helensburgh Heroes has been engaged actively in fundraising to make this possible. Planning permission for […]

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Scottish Minister visits site of Helensburgh Digital Skills Academy

Humza Yousaf MSP tours proposed Heroes Centre A Scottish Government Minister has visited the site of a proposed digital skills academy in Helensburgh just weeks before a major funding decision is due on the £2.5 million project. The Scottish Minister for External Affairs and International Development Humza Yousaf said he was impressed by the project […]

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Celebrating the Life of John Logie Baird in Helensburgh

This post appeared as comment piece in the Helensburgh Advertiser 15/08/13 in response to a comment that the town does little to celebrate the life of its most famous son, John Logie Baird, on the 125th Anniversary of his birth.  Whilst it appears odd that there is so little tangible evidence within the town, celebrating the achievements […]

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GCU becomes Heroes Centre founding educational partner

The campaign to build a digital skills academy in the birthplace of television founder John Logie Baird has received the backing of Glasgow Caledonian University, (GCU). GCU is the founding educational partner for the proposed £2million campaign to build a digital skills academy in Helensburgh. GCU’s School of Engineering and Built Environment is supporting the […]

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Opera star Lee Bisset becomes Ambassador for Heroes Centre

One of the UK’s most exciting opera stars is supporting plans to create a Digital Skills Academy & Entertainment complex in the Scottish town of Helensburgh, birthplace of John Logie Baird. Soprano Lee Bisset, who is starring in the only complete Ring cycle to be performed in the UK during this year’s Wagner bi-centenary, has […]

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Open Day Review

The Charity held two very successful Open Days on Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th of May at the George Street premises, with both days attracting a constant stream of interested and engaging visitors. Over the two days, visitors had the opportunity to discuss the Heroes Centre plans with various project team members and tour […]

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Become a Video Star at our Open Days

The Scottish Charity Helensburgh Heroes will be revealing detailed plans for its proposed Digital Academy and Entertainment Centre at two Open Days planned for the May Bank holiday weekend. The Open Days will provide members of the local community and interested parties with the opportunity to view the building and discuss all aspects of the […]

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Heroes Centre Community Open Days

We are holding two Community Open days at the George Street premises over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. The warehouse located at 19 George Street, Helensburgh, G84 7PR will be opened on Saturday 4th May 2013 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm and on Sunday 5th May 2013 between 10.00am and 2.00 pm. Over the […]

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Digital teaching is stuck in an educational minefield

Have you watched your children play Minecraft? Teachers at a school in Sweden have and decided the block-building computer game was so intellectually engaging that it should be compulsory. Here in the UK we’re still stuck in an educational minefield where computing is concerned. I’ll declare my hand here as I’m involved in a project […]

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Award Winning UK Computer Game Veteran and Author appointed Heroes Centre Ambassador

Digital Creator backs Digital Skills Academy One of the UK interactive entertainment industry’s most well known and influential content creators has joined a Scottish Charity’s bid to create a digital academy in Helensburgh, birthplace of John Logie Baird, as a Project Ambassador. A campaign to raise £2 million to build the Heroes Centre, which aims […]

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