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Helensburgh Heroes publishes Book celebrating the lives of 100 remarkable people

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Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce that its book ‘Inspiring Lives: 1oo Remarkable People’ is now available to purchase from the Heroes Centre in Helensburgh. The book which was supported by the Coop Community Fund, is published as an A4 sized Hardback contains short biographies and pictures of 100 remarkable men and women with connections […]

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Hucksters 50s Cafe Opens in Helensburgh Heroes Centre

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Hucksters, the cafe at the new Helensburgh Heroes Centre, is now officially open and completes the Charity’s refurbishment plans. The ‘Bubblegum Pink’ 50s themed cafe – dedicated to actress Deborah Kerr – opened for business on Saturday 30th December. Named in honour of Deborah Kerr’s breakthrough American movie ‘Hucksters’, Hucksters offers great tasting classic cafe fayre – […]

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Heroes Centre Opens in Helensburgh

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Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce that it’s long awaited Heroes Centre has opened at 28 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, on Saturday 2nd December. The ‘ribbon cutting’ opening ceremony was performed by Miss Laura Conley, grand daughter of Jean Baird, John Logie Baird’s sister, and Professor Michael J Baker, Chairman of the charity. The premises contains […]

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Gordon Reid wins Gold & Silver at Rio Paralympic Games

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Congratulations to our project Ambassador Gordon Reid on winning both Gold and Silver medals for Team GB in the Men’s Wheelchair Tennis events at the Rio Paralympic Games. Gordon won Gold when beating his doubles partner Alfie Hewett in the Men’s Singles Final 6-2 6-1 on Friday 16th September. The night before the pair had […]

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History Maker!

This weekend saw Heroes Centre Ambassador Gordon Reid make tennis History. On Sunday 10th July, Gordon became the first man to win the inaugural Wimbledon Men’s Wheelchair Singles Title when he beat Sweden’s Stefan Olson 6-1 6-4 to clinch his second singles Grand Slam. Prior to the event, Gordon had stated that he grew up […]

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Heroes Centre Ambassador wins first Singles Grand Slam Title

Congratulations to Gordon Reid on winning his first Men’s Singles Grand Slam title when he defeated Joachim Gerard of Belgium 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 to claim the Australian Open. Gordon who was supported throughout the tournament by family and friends, told the BBC that “he would be buying them drinks all night” to celebrate his achievement. […]

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Remembering Ron Low

One of the more rewarding aspects of working on the Heroes Centre project is receiving enquiries and communications from  organisations and people seeking or providing information about the men and women that we have included within our Hall of  Fame.  Over the years we have put long lost friends in touch with each other, provided […]

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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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