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Lottery invests in Heroes Centre plan

 Digital skills academy plan secures £10,000 grant from BIG Lottery Fund Plans to establish a digital skills academy and entertainment complex in the Scottish birthplace of the father of television John Logie Baird have been given a major boost with the news that the charity behind the project has secured almost £10,000 in Lottery funding. […]

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The Last Helensburgh Picture House

It seems hard to believe that 2014 will represent the 30th anniversary of the last admission of a paying Helensburgh resident into a local cinema. The cinema was the La Scala on James Street and the film was ‘Tank’ starring James Garner, Shirley Jones and C Thomas Howell. What is probably even more unbelievable is […]

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Heroes Centre launched on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland

The fundraising campaign for the Heroes Centre was launched on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme today. Listen to Phil Worms talking to GMS presenter Gary Robertson.

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Digital skills academy for Scotland gets backing from Hollywood and Holyrood

‘Hunted’ star and Scottish Government support £2 million fundraising campaign Hollywood and Holyrood have come together to support a £2 million fundraising bid to establish a digital skills academy to be known as the ‘Heroes Centre’ in Helensburgh, the birthplace of John Logie Baird the founder of television. Actor Lex Shrapnel, who starred in the […]

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Why Heroes?

One comment which we hear from time to time is why ‘Heroes’ why the ‘Heroes Centre’? Is there not scope for confusion with similarly named Military charities and campaigns? The simple answer is Yes there could be, but it is a risk we are prepared to take. We have thought long and hard about this […]

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Why I’m backing the Heroes Centre Ambassador & Author Sam Wilding

Born in Braeholm in the sixties I spent many a weekend learning how to swim and control my shivering in Helensburgh’s outdoor pool. I enjoyed running along the promenade and visiting what was probably my first real bookshop. Now sadly closed, Bookworms was nothing short of an Aladdin’s Cave to me. It was there that […]

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Welcome! The Heroes Centre: An Unexpected Journey

The site may be shiny and new but the journey to this point has been long, and at times rather tortuous. For those of you that have only recently discovered the Heroes Centre or Helensburgh Heroes we thought you might appreciate a little background. Back in 2008 a group of like minded individuals came together […]

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Historic John Logie Baird Artefacts saved for the Heroes Centre

A successful online crowdfunding campaign to raise £2,250 to secure two historic and very rare items related to John Logie Baird’s pioneering television days has resulted in their safe arrival in the place of his birth. The two items, a copy of the world’s first commercial television catalogue dated 1928, and a spectacular 3 foot […]

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Scottish Schools Fencing Champion enters Hall of Fame

The Heroes Centre is delighted to induct 18 year old Mhairi Davidson into the Wall of Fame. Having taken up fencing at the age of 10, and being coached by her Father, Mhairi has quickly risen to become one of Scotland’s rising sports stars. In her short career Mhairi has become the Scottish Fencing Over-16 […]

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Race to save rare Logie Baird items for the Town of his birth

Helensburgh Heroes has 60 Days to save two historic John Logie Baird treasures for the town of his birth A Scottish Charity has turned to crowdfunding in an attempt to secure two rare and historic items relating to John Logie Baird, the ‘Father of Television.’ Helensburgh Heroes is hoping to bring what is believed to […]

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