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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

January 2, 2018

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 19, Issue 1006


Island Golf Buggies

Drivers' Responsibilities

With school holidays, Christmas parties and the summer influx of visitors to the Island, ALL buggy owners and drivers need to be reminded of the responsibility they have either when behind the wheel or to who they give the key.

Buggies should NOT to be driven by under-age non-licensed drivers, especially with young passengers on board. The consequences of and legal ramifications of a child behind the wheel makes the parents also liable if there is an accident.

Buggies are NOT for joyriding or doing wheelies in Catherine Park.

Riding on the back step is NOT advisable. Buggies are unstable vehicles and our roads are hazardous to say the least. Better to make two safe trips than dangerous one.

With Northern Beaches Council putting the issue of conditional licensing on the backburner, please don’t provide any reason for our buggies to be BANNED because of reckless behavior or the more alarming occurrence of a serious accident.

Several children have been sighted driving these vehicles. We need to have a debate about this subject and come up with guidelines for ALL to abide by.


2018 Waste Calendars

Waste Calendar
Click image to load complete Waste Calendar PDF

Dear Offshore Community,

Please note that the new waste calendars for 2018 are listed on the Council’s website for Scotland Island and the Western Foreshore. Pdf’s are also attached.  Paper copies will be delivered to public wharfs next Wednesday the 20th  of December and will be available at customer service in the new year.
Emma Mackay
Coordinator Waste Education
Waste Services
t 02 9970 1696    m 0419 623 380


Northern Beaches RFS Offshore Brigade Fundraiser

Raffle Results



Goodwill Christmas Lunch

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43 people enjoyed our Christmas lunch this year, including some new comers to the Island. What a way to welcome them !

Nathalie and her small crew of helpers created yet another wonderful feast, with stuffed tomatoes, turkey, ham, potato bake,  green vegetables, carrots, an amazing spiced vegetarian roll, Christmas cake ice cream and Christmas cake with brandy butter. More than enough for second and third helpings for some, and take away for quite a few too.

XMAS lunch 1
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A huge thank you to the many contributors, including all the people at the lunch, who helped make this our most successful Christmas lunch yet. Special mention has to go to the following for their generous contributions; Lexie Le Blang , Joe Smith, Sally Wandless, Brian & Julie Rogers, Leslie Stevenson and the Christmas cake competition bakers, Penny Gleen ( Church Point Ferry Service ), Georgina and Peter Lalor, Fran and Alex and last but not least Stew Hassel for always being available to help no matter what.

We had a ball !
Nathalie & Julian


The Co-Op Club Presents

January 2018 Bookings

Church Point Cafe -  Artists play between 3:30 - 6:30pm

Sun Jan 7: Rob Woolf Trio : RW

Rob Woolf Trio have collectively played with a who’s who of Australian talent from Diesel to Karise Eden, from hop hop artist Phrase, to Luke Steele, Silverchair, Ruby Roots, Guy Sebastian, The Tamborine Girls, Tim Finn and more. They have backed the Jamaican Rocksteady great, Stranger Cole, dancehall originator Johnny Osbourne, the US blues legend Eugene Bridges and are also members of the best loved reggae outfits King Tide and The Strides.

But it is within a quieter bare bones approach as a trio that they can simply relax and remind themselves of all the music that they cherish from New Orleans, blues and soul from Memphis and Chicago. The band features Rob Woolf on keyboards and vocals, Carlos Adura on drums and Rowan Lane on bass and is in my opinion an afternoon not to be missed.

Sun Jan 14: Lloyd G & the Ambassadors : LG

Sun Jan 14: Lloyd G & the Ambassadors draw their repertoire from earliest blues to 50’s, 60’s rock n roll (think Chuck Berry) to current day Robert Plant’s Band of Joy and his Raising Sand album, to JD McPherson. They are driven by the music that shaped great bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, their words, stories and melodies that take you into another world, and they are motivated to play it by the audience’s reaction to good music and the sense of honour they feel in creating the grooves that bring joy.

Sun Jan 21: Rebecca Johnson Band :
Sun Jan 21: Rebecca Johnson Band are back to give us another dose of their fabulous soul, funk & pop classics. Rebecca and her band have won the hearts of our regulars at the Co-Op Club who are in awe of her great bass playing accompanied by her husband Con Settineri on the drums and guitar player James Vertley ripping it up time after time. Definitely book for this one!

 Sun Jan 28 : Backsliders : BKSLS$30 and booking are essential

Backsliders are back! Tix are $30 and booking are essential. Rob Hirst from Midnight Oil on drums, Dom Turner on guitar and harmonica player Joe Glover. Do not miss this exciting start to 2018 and book your tickets now by emailing functions@waterfrontstore.com.au or call 99796633 to book your tickets. Hurry as these guys always sell out.

Music is every Sunday between 3.30 - 6.30pm  
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793


Yoga for Beginners

Mondays 7pm from 22nd Jan. 2018




Is Your House Un-Inhabited for a week or more between now and mid April?

Would You Prefer to Have Someone Looking After It?



Urgent - runabout needed for hire

Our guests are looking for a runabout/ dinghy/ boat to hire from 29.12.-5.1.
If you have a spare, are away on holidays or rarely use yours, maybe consider letting it to them.

Contact details Zoe 0417151979.


Workshop and office furniture

Closure of office and workshop results in the following items being available and must be disposed of urgently.

All items were used in set production for theatre and film production, are in excellent condition and in storage at Castlecrag.
  • Triton Mk3 Work Centre including router table.
  • Office work bench/desk. Adjustable.
  • Microwave convention oven
  • Armchairs x 2. Gold coloured tapestry covering.
  • Bench seats x 2. 2100mm X 600mm. With cushions
  • One gas cooktop.
  • Small shelving.
  • ‘Winner takes all’. Should be one ute load.
Phone Allan 0428 681 526


The Local Guide

Community Information

Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
What's On Event Calendar 
click to go to the Calendar
Scotland Island Residents Facebook Page click to go to Page
Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 Number, Usage & Charges
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 http://www.sirfb.org.au
West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795 www.westpittwater.rfsa.org.au
Offshore Photo Gallery offshore gallery
Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA) Membership details - click here for details
West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Scotland Island Emergency Non-potable Water
  • Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
  • SIRA Membership Application
  • Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
  • General Information, Map & Contacts
Scotland Island & Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Long Day Care at The Island Kindy in Catherine Park
Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry until 6.00pm
Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theislandkindy
Website: http://scotlandislandkindy.business.site/
Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  Barbara Labram M: 0473008339  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online Newshttp://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet
TUG Waitlist   (Tennis User Group) - Application Form


Scotland Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700 - Number, Usage & Charges
Church Point Ferries - 0408 296 997  Ferry Timetable click here
Pink Water Taxi - 0428 238 190
Pittwater Offshore Services - Contact Tim Byrne on 0416 003 205
Broken Bay Lighterage & Mooring Services - Barges - Scotland Island  - Toby/Dave - 0418 649 158
Manly Warringah Cabs   - 02 9972 5600
Palm Beach Cruises  - 02 9997 4815

Real Estate

PMC Hill  - 9999 4902   http://www.pmchill.com.au/
Tanya Mottl at Residential Real Estate Agents – 9999 4499 www.residentialagents.com.au
Waterford Partners Pty Ltd - Therese O'Neill  0424  22 44 12
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale
Murray Bakker – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669

Services, Clubs & Accommodation

Scotland Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer through www.g2u.com.au -delivered to your door Scotland Island by Scotland Island Traders -  Graeme Richmond - Mobile: 0419 460 331
email scotlandislandtraders@gmail.com
Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackerel Beach) - 0419 745 628
Justice of the Peace - Tony Hendel - 0419 242723
Justice of the Peace - Andy Derijk - Elvina Bay 0418 613 890
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
Pittwater Community Arts Inc.  - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan 9997 8079  lorriemay@bigpond.com
Peninsula Music Club - enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Woody Point Yacht Club -  http://www.wpyc.com.au   commodore@wpyc.com.au
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02 9997 1022  http://www.rpayc.com.au/  
Royal Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/ 02 9997 5511
Scotland Island Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or  http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au 
Pittwater Youth Hostel  - (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
Handy Service - "No job too small"  - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Electrician Wayne on Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community sparky - www.sparky.com.au
David Walsh - Graphic Design - Custom Made Sculpture - 0404 239 212 - ital2@optusnet.com.au
Dog Wash & Grooming - Call Jenni: 0450 444 100 or Email: jena50@hotmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf
Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Annie Hurn - 0410 688 008 - annie.hurn8@gmail.com
Solicitor - Rachel Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
Blue Toro Mobile Mechanics Northern Beaches - Ben (owner operator) on 0420 851 706 Vehicle servicing and repairs by coming to you...

Island Classes (Fitness, Dance, Art etc)

Pilates, Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice -  0406 483 036 patrice.corrie@gmail.com
Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 8.30am - 10.00am. Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com
Nia Dance Fitness Classes WEDNESDAYD 7pm - Mandy Loveday 0411 345 389


Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
Member for Mackellar Jason George Falinski, email clicking here or jason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Pittwater Council Cooee! Environmental Newsletter http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/get_involved/cooee_newsletter

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport:
Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue:

Sydney Buses: Information.

Sydney Ferries:
City Rail:
Timetables & Information.
Country Link Rail:


Pittwater Weather
Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
Local Weather Forecast
Radar weather for Sydney (128k circle)

Emergency Contact Numbers   

ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance) 000
Police Assistance Line & Information 13 1444 or 9281 0000
Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - Weekend (02) 9999 3554 - (02) 8411 1121
Marine Rescue Broken Bay - VHF Radio channel VHF Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Scotland Island Rural Fire Service  9999 4404
Elvina Bay Rural Fire Service 9997 3795
Lovett Bay Rural Fire Service 9979 1612
Mackerl Beach Rural Fire Service 9974 1162
Rural Fire Service Headquarters Terrey Hills 9450 3000
NSW Fire Service General Information 9265 2999 9265 2999
Rural Fire Service General information 9450 3000
State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES 13 25 00 9486 3399
National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
Sydney Water 132 090
Energy Australia 131 388, (ah) 131 909


You can now join the Scotland Island Residents’ Association through the online Self-Service Portal at sira.org.au

Alternatively, there are offline methods of joining, read more here or contact  secretary@sira.org.au

Join West Pittwater Community Association

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association http://www.westpittwater.com.au/Contact/join-the-wpca

Archived Newsletters

A complete set of past electronic newsletters since May 2000 can be found and read at https://ymlp.com/archive_gesgjgm.php  or by clicking here or by visiting the Mona Vale Library.

The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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