Fundraising campaign launched to set up Helensburgh digital media academy

A FUNDRAISING campaign has been reportedly launched to establish a digital media academy in Helensburgh, the hometown of John Logie Baird, widely credited as the inventor of television.

Reports the BBC, the campaign to raise two million pounds is being run by the charity, Helensburgh Heroes.

Adds the BBC: “Backers of the Heroes Centre in Helensburgh believe it will help a new generation of Scots learn new media and production skills.

“They plan to base the academy in a converted Victorian warehouse in the town’s George Street.

“The building will also house a cinema, diner and a Helensburgh ‘wall of fame’.”