Welcome to International Rocket Week 2015 (IRW 2015),

Monday 24th to Monday 31st August.

The 30th Annual Rocket Flying Event in Scotland.



The annual International Rocket Week is an event for Model, High Power, and Amateur rocketry – building, flying, discussing, enjoying – for and by rocketeers and rocketry followers of all ages. The IRW encompasses Open, Competition, and Experimental/Research flying.


Base Camp at the Lapwing Lodge Outdoor Centre, near Paisley.


Lapwing Lodge Outdoor Centre, located on Gleniffer Braes, above the town of Paisley (home of the Paisley Rocketeers’ Society, 1936 to 2005), is now, since our first year there in 2011, firmly established as the long-term Base Camp for the IRW. This is an excellent base of operations. The Camping Field and the domestic facilities at Lapwing Lodge – Toilets, Showers, Dish Washing Area, Laundry, and the Camp Fire Circle, where the traditional IRW Barbeque is held on the Sunday evening, all provide very satisfactory accommodation for the majority of IRW participants (a few stay elsewhere, e.g. local B&B). The Activities Hall at Lapwing Lodge, which is booked for the IRW, provides fully furnished (tables and chairs) and well lit working space, with power supply, as a Rocket Workshop & Prep facility. 


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