All of our Heroes

James Howden Hume

james howden hume engineer
Engineer, the Power behind Battersea, Business Man, Sailor and London Olympic Yachtsman

James Howden Hume was born in Glasgow on March 30th 1903 son of James Howden Hume (1866 - 1938) and Agnes Munn (1865 - 1949); he was known as Jimmy to his friends and family but always signed his name as J. Howden Hume.

Colin Hunter

Colin Hunter ARA Helensburgh Heroes
Victorian Artist and Engraver who grew up with a love of the sea. Specialising in coastal landscapes and marine scenes.

Colin Hunter was born in Glasgow on 16th July 1841, and was the youngest child in a family of three sons and two daughters of John Hunter and his wife Anne MacArthur. In 1844, owing to failing health, John moved the family to Helensburgh where he opened a library and bookshop and became the post master.

Kenny Hyslop

Kenny Hyslop Portrait
A Slik Drummer and Musician

Kenny Hyslop was born Kenneth John Hyslop on the 14th February 1951 in Helensburgh.

Kenny displayed a musical talent from an early age and began playing the drums from the age of twelve. He has cited drumming legends John Bonham (Led Zepplin), Keith Moon (The Who) and Clyde Stubblefield (best known for his work with James Brown) as his inspiration.

Hazel Irvine

Hazel Irvine
Versatile TV & Radio Broadcaster, Youngest Presenter of Grandstand and winner of Royal Television Society Award

Hazel Irvine was born on May 26, 1965 at St Andrews. She moved to Cardross with her family when she was young and was educated at Hermitage Academy.

Hazel’s broadcasting career began in 1986 as a production assistant with Radio Clyde. She moved into sport a year later when she joined Scottish Television as a reporter

Hazel is now one of BBC Sport’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and the face of its snooker and athletics coverage. In golf, she is the anchor for the Women’s Open and co-presenter on The Open, The Masters, The Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.

James Jardine

James Jardine MOH
American Civil War Hero and Medal of Honor Recipent

James Jardine was born in Helensburgh on April 16th 1837, the eldest son, and brother to five - Peter, Catherine, Graham, Marion and Malcolm - of Graham Jardine and his wife Mary, nee Brodie, the family originally owning two premises in Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. The family moved to America in the early 1850s, with evidence suggesting that James and his folks spent some time in New York, prior to moving to Ohio.