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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach
April 22, 2020
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia





Scotland Island Community Websites & Emails

Offline for 24-48 hours

from Thursday April 23

Scotland Island  community web-services are being upgraded from Thursday this week, and will be temporarily unavailable.

Scotlandisland.org.au and sira.org.au websites, and associated email addresses will be offline from Thursday 23 -  for 24 to 48 hours.  Direct access to these sites will not be available.

Emails sent to any of the @sira.org.au, @scotlandisland.org.au email addresses will be impacted.
This includes all water monitor emails.

Note you will not receive an email letting you know if an email was not sent successfully.

The SIRA water booking system will not be affected by the upgrade, except the following:

To log into the system to make a booking or to pay an invoice: instead of going to http://sira.org.au, you can login via the following link: https://sira.wildapricot.org/

Paying invoices via the link in the invoice will work as normal

Water monitors cannot be reached via email during the outage, please either call or SMS/Text during the disrupted period.

Please use the following for water bookings


A public notice over our social media channels will be made once everything is back up and running properly.
Apologies for any inconveniences this may cause

Anzac Day Service Live Stream

Saturday April 25

10.55am - 11.15am

Anzac Day
The Scotland Island & offshore community Anzac Day service that has been running for more than 40 years will go ahead this coming Saturday, April 25, in a format designed to meet social distancing requirements.

Rather than the annual gathering at Church Point, the service will be broadcast live via the Scotland Island & Offshore Community Facebook private group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/140459236560929/) from 10.55am to approximately 11.15am.

If you are not yet a group member, please request to join prior to Saturday.

Councillor Ian White will MC the Anzac service and local trumpeter Harley Ratcliff will play The Last Post and Reveille.
Traditional periods of silence and the flag raising ceremony will be observed.
This is not a community gathering.

Please enjoy the service from your home and place flowers at the foot of the ANZAC memorial stone at Church Point in your own time, if you wish.

Any Old Iron, Any Old Iron…!

Winter is coming in and it’s time to light the fire.

We have just installed a new fire and no longer need a fire guard or metal plates to line the fireplace.
The guard is 600mm wide closed and 900mm open and 900mm high. $25.

The metal plates of varying size can be used as barbecue plates or to line an open fire. Free to good home!

Items can be collected from a private wharf in Lovett Bay during this time of social distancing!
Ring Susan 0439 398 404 or John 0403 442 046

Savage Kestrel 400 Tinny for Sale - $4400

tinny 1         tinny 2
  • Forward controls, walkthrough windscreen, canopy and storm cover.
  • 40HP Yamaha.
  • Low hours.
  • Regularly serviced with service history available.
  • Recently antifouled
  • No trailer.
  • Usual inclusions plus oars and anchor.
Please call
Stephen. 0416210843

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