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  • Updated: 26 Sep 2011

    Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce that it's Heroes Centre Plans was recently accepted as a qualifying project for the RBS Community Force Awards Scheme.

    Launched in July, the programme will see 81 community groups receive a £6000 windfall. More than 1000 organisations from across Scotland have applied. Now, over the next four weeks, we are asking our friends and supporters to vote to decide who should benefit - and we would dearly love your vote!

  • Updated: 6 Sep 2011

    PLEASE NOTE: This survey is now closed and we wish to thank all of those people who kindly completed it on our behalf.

    We are currently considering introducing a Helensburgh Heroes Membership scheme, in accordance with Charity’s Articles of Association, to coincide with the potential opening of the planned Heroes Centre.

    Whilst it is appreciated that it might be a little premature to be considering such detail, a membership scheme, particularly one that offers benefits, can have a material effect on business planning.

  • Updated: 22 Jun 2011
    Director Tom Vaughan on set of So Undercover

    Hollywood film director Tom Vaughan has pledged his support for the creation of an arts & entertainment centre in his former hometown of Helensburgh on Scotland’s west coast.

    Vaughan, who has recently completed directing Miley Cyrus in forthcoming action comedy “So Undercover”, grew up in Helensburgh and says the plan to create the centre is a ‘wonderful idea’ for the town that inspired him to become a film director.

  • Updated: 27 May 2011
    Planning permission granted

    Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce that Argyll & Bute Council has granted planning permission for the change of use of premises at 19 George Street, Helensburgh, the site of the Scottish Charity’s proposed Community Arts and Entertainment Centre.

    Originally a Victorian industrial warehouse and yard, the Charity plans to convert the building into a three story multipurpose Arts and Entertainment centre which will include two digital cinema/event auditoriums, a Helensburgh themed 50s style diner, a Wi-Fi enabled chill out area and an area for arts and exhibitions.

  • Updated: 18 Feb 2011

    The Charity has been overwhelmed at the response to its proposals for the conversion of the Old George Street Warehouse from a wide cross section of the local community.

    The Open Days were extremely well attended and the feedback received has been supportive, creative and most importantly will be of great benefit to the Charity.

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  • Heroes Centre Web Site

    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.

News & Comments

  • Given the rich history, cultural significance and the growth we have seen in the area, I feel that it is very important we have the opportunity to bring such a resource to the community.

    Richard Tait