John Logie Baird, father of television, was the catalyst for the creation of both the Helensburgh Heroes charity and the concept of the Heroes Centre.
Not only is his contribution to society criminally ignored by the country of his birth, but he devoted his life to invention, creation and entrepreneurism. He had a belief, a vision and a spirit that was unwavering in its desire to succeed.
From the town that gave one of the world’s most famous sons, Helensburgh Heroes will use the central themes of innovation, aspiration and inspiration to nurture and encourage digital and social participation.
It is has long been recognised that to truly compete on an international stage, Scotland, like so many other countries, needs to inspire generations of talented people who can succeed in a modern, technology-driven society. Technology is now quite simply the enabler to change the way we do things. And yet we are failing as a nation.
The Heroes Centre is new inter-generational and inclusive concept that focuses on the contribution that culture, the arts and modern media can make to improve the quality of life for the people of Scotland’s communities. It specifically focuses on the provision of digital skills to ensure that everyone has the opportunity of building their own businesses, opening doors for themselves or engaging and participating in the connected world.
We believe it will inspire current and future generations to do great things by having the arts, education, innovation and community at its heart.