HALL OF FAME
The celebration of the achievements of local men and women is the central platform on which the Heroes Centre is founded.
Every single community within Scotland has associations with people that have inspiring stories to tell, have demonstrated remarkable feats of endeavour and have achieved things of which the community is rightly proud.
"Fame" in this instance means "renown" and does not necessarily mean ‘celebrity’. Each community can and should determine the specific criteria for inclusion in a Hall of Fame but we have used this as our guide:
- Nominees must have significant proven residential ties with the local area
- Nominees should be of significant public standing in a national or international context
- Nominees should have made an important positive contribution to society
- Nominee’s achievements should have made an exceptional impact in terms of public recognition or be regarded as eminent and distinguished in their particular fields of expertise or calling
- There is no age limit nor qualifying period for a nomination
Each Heroes Centre would include a section dedicated to the Hall of Fame Inductees, with displays featuring a plaque, storyboard and original memorabilia associated with the person’s life. To date, for the Helensburgh pilot, over 100 people have been identified and each has a detailed biography. To understand the concept, you can view the Helensburgh Heroes Centre Hall of Fame Inductees here: