Local Heroes at is an independent not-for-profit agency promoting Scottish design that led by Dr Stacey Hunter in partnership with like-minded organisations who value design and design culture.

In 2016 we partnered with Edinburgh Airport, Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee, to produce a major exhibition generously funded by Creative Scotland and EventScotland as part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The Local Heroes 2016 public events programme was developed collaboratively with Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee. Both organisations provide a platform for exchange between the public and the creative, tech, and wider business communities. Read more here.

In 2017 we partnered with G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh to produce a special seasonal window exhibiting Scottish design from 5 designers based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Love Design was exhibited throughout February and March. Read more here.

Our latest exhibition Galvanize! launches this summer in Glasgow. To celebrate their new project The Galvanizers, arts hub SWG3 invited Local Heroes to develop a dynamic and progressive design project at 100 Eastvale Place in Glasgow’s west end. Our social furniture The Glasgow-Rella and Calm-Tree designed by SLAPS will be unveiled on June 30th at the launch of SWG3’s new Hypermarket.