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  • Updated: 21 Nov 2013
    Scottish Minister Humza Yousaf MSP visits proposed site of Heroes Centre

    A Scottish Government Minister has visited the site of a proposed digital skills academy in Helensburgh just weeks before a major funding decision is due on the £2.5 million project.

    The Scottish Minister for External Affairs and International Development Humza Yousaf said he was impressed by the project to build the ‘Heroes Centre’ and would do what he could to support the project to turn a deserted three storey warehouse in the birthplace of John Logie Baird into a skills and arts facility for the local community fit for the digital age.

  • Updated: 3 Jan 2013

    ‘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.

  • Updated: 25 Oct 2012
    Phil Worms with Logie Baird T5 Cathode Ray Tube & early TV Catalogue

    A successful online crowdfunding campaign to raise £2,250 to secure two historic and very rare items related to John Logie Baird’s pioneering television days has resulted in their safe arrival in the place of his birth.

    The two items, a copy of the world’s first commercial television catalogue dated 1928, and a spectacular 3 foot high glass cathode ray tube designed for the T5 television set are now in Helensburgh awaiting public display.

  • Updated: 24 Sep 2012

    Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce, Monday 18th September 2012, that it has managed to save and procure for the Town of Helensburgh, two rare and valuable items associated with the life of John Logie Baird.

    The two items, a T5 cathode ray tube and what is believed to be the world's only surviving complete copy of the first television sales catalogue (1928), were purchased by the Charity from a private collector for £2,250. The funding to acquire the items was obtained via a successful Crowd Funding campaign using the Bloom VC website.

  • Updated: 20 Jul 2012
    rare 1928 john logie baird tv catalogue

    Helensburgh charity offered world’s oldest known TV Sales Catalogue and T5 Cathode Ray Tube

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    The Heroes Centre - A Centre of Digital Excellence in the spirtual birthplace of Television

    The Charity, Helensburgh Heroes, has secured a three storey Victorian Warehouse and goods yard within the centre of the Scottish West Coast town of Helensburgh.

    A team of professionals has been created, tasked with the challenge of converting this former railway building into a Digital Academy & Entertainment Centre.

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  • If the people of Helensburgh would like to see improvements in the area, they are going to have to start getting behind initiatives like this.

    Matt