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Helensburgh Heroes publishes Book celebrating the lives of 100 remarkable people


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


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


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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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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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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Heroes Centre moves another step closer as planning permission is granted

Heroes Centre moves another step closer as planning permission is granted The Scottish Charity Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce that Argyll & Bute Council has granted planning permission for the change of use of premises at 19 George Street, Helensburgh, and planned site of a Digital Academy & Entertainment Centre. Originally a Victorian industrial […]

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