Welcome to International Rocket week 2011 (IRW 2011),
Monday 22nd to Monday 29th August.
The 26th Annual Rocket Flying Event in Scotland.
New Base Camp.
In the 25th Anniversary year of the IRW, the event is once again a moveable feast of rocketry. South Whittlieburn Farm, near Largs, the IRW Base Camp for the past three years is not available this year. Tom Watson, who has been our most helpful and convivial host there, regrets that he cannot accommodate the IRW this year. This August Tom needs the field and Barn that we used for camping and the Workshop to get sheep ready for market. Finding a new Base Camp site with good camping facilities and a workshop space has not been easy. However, in the Lapwing Lodge Outdoor Centre we have possibly the best IRW Base Camp facilities that the event has ever had. Go to the Base Camp category on the Menu for full details.
M74 Extension Opened
The New M74 extension has been officially opened. The five-mile (8km) route links the M74 at Carmyle with the M8 southwest of the Kingston Bridge in central Glasgow.