Pilot Partners

Helensburgh Heroes is working both formally and informally with a number of organisations who have a vested interest in a successful pilot of the Heroes Centre concept.

Our current Heroes Centre Pilot Partners are:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University is the 5th largest university in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students. The University’s self-contained campus is situated right in the heart of Glasgow and is made up of three academic schools – School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow School for Business and Society, and School of Engineering and Built Environment.

Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. The University has become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in its graduates.

“GCU has a leading reputation for the delivery of digital and new media education and for working with local communities. This project allows GCU to combine these together in a new and innovative way. Our staff and students will be able to develop their teaching skills while making a real difference to the lives of the people in Helensburgh and the surrounding area.” Dr Morag Ferguson, Community and Public Engagement Fellow for Glasgow Caledonian University


ScotlandIS is the trade body for the digital technologies industry in Scotland and represents over 270 software, telecoms, IT and digital agency businesses.

The organisation’s remit is to raise the profile of the industry in Scotland, lobby policy makers on relevant issues and support our members in the development of business relationships with customers, suppliers and partner companies.

Members offer a broad range of professional services and skills to users in industry, commerce and the public sector. Many members are also internationally recognised and active in world export marketets.

“ScotlandIS welcomes The Heroes Centre – a really exciting development, offering Scotland’s young people the chance to learn the latest skills in video production. Video is the fastest growing element of social media and is increasingly being adopted in business and education for its high-impact communication capability. Whilst some exceptional video is being created on a wide range of mobile phones and cameras, there is increasing demand for the high quality production skills the Centre will produce.” Polly Purvis, Executive Director, ScotlandIS