» Hall of Fame


The celebration of the achievements of local men and women was 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

The original Heroes Centre included a dedicated exhibition space that told the story of many of our Helensburgh Hall of Fame Inductees, with displays featuring storyboard and original memorabilia associated with the person’s life.

Within the Heroes Centre Exhibition you would have found:

  • The World's only known surviving complete first TV catalogue dated 1928
  • A T5 Cathovisor
  • Andrew Bonar Law's personal scrap book from his time as Prime Minister
  • The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony prop celebrating the birth of television
  • Jean Baird's, elder sister to John Logie Baird, silk wedding dress from 1922
  • Gordon Reid's London 2012 Paralympic Tracksuit 

and much more...

The Helensburgh Centre, honoured over 100 people. To understand the concept, you can view the online Helensburgh Heroes Centre Hall of Fame Inductees here: