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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

March 1, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 17, Issue 894


West Pittwater Community Association

AGM Notice

Sunday 13th March, 1pm

West Pittwater Fire Shed - Elvina Bay



Clean Up Oz Day 2016

Clean Up Australia Day is here again – Sunday, March 6, 2016


Scotland Island is registered to participate once again!  

This event encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a difference to their local environment

If you would like to help out, either by grabbing a bag and filling it, or helping to supervise activities, please email cassgye@spin.net.au to put your name on the list.

Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of 9am and 12.00pm. 

Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes and footwear – and don’t forget to bring some water too!  

Toby and his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.

Here is a link to the Clean Up Australia website:


Church Point Ferry Service Notice

Ferry Pass

Penny Gleen
Church Point Ferry Service
Reduce your carbon footprint - Catch the Ferry
0433 038 408


Peninsula Music Club AGM


Concert Series 2016

The Peninsula Music Club is holding their AGM before our first concert on 18th March at 7.20pm; we have emailed AGM papers to save on postage if any member would like a hard copy please call Terry Mackin 9972 3556.
Notice of AGM and nomination form
Minutes of 2015 AGM
Treasures Report
Presidents Report
2016 Concert Series Program an Membership Form


Thank you to Members that have renewed their membership, and we appeal to members not renewed to renew. You now have an option to pay online on our new website www.peninsulamusicclub.com.au (click on this link).
We look forward to seeing you at our first concert ‘Back to Boogie’ the very talented Mavridis family  have a delightful mix of talents to appeal to all tastes.


Scotland Island Kindy Sausage Sizzle

Volunteers desperately needed to assist...



Pittwater Artists Trail

Welcome to the 2016 Trail!

We have 25 wonderful artists on the Trail this year, exhibiting at 19 studios across the Peninsula.

There is a Trail event on the first full weekend of each season; in  March, September and December all studios will be open to the public and a group exhibition will be held on the first weekend in June.

Autumn Weekend - March 5th and 6th


STUDIOS by location

Elanora Heights
Karen Pike, Penel Bigg

Allen Goodman

Mona Vale/Newport
Roberta Landers & Martin Wale, Vicki Ratcliff & Pamela Pauline, Julie Hickson, Wendy Grainger

Bilgola/Avalon/Whale Beach
Claire Armstrong & Evan Armstrong, Tabitha Higgins, Cindy Goode-Milman & Michele Petrie, Jacqui Giuliano & Sasa Scheiner, Coco Elder, Nada Herman, Robyn Park, Elfriede Bartnitzky & Katarina Wells, Helen Mackay, Geoff Searl, Denise Barry, Marian Purvis

ARTISTS by medium

Ceramics -  Coco Elder, Katarina Wells, Michele Petrie, Sasa Scheiner

Glass - Penel Bigg

Jewellery - Karen Pike, Penel Bigg, Tabitha Higgins, Geoff Searl, Robyn Park

Paintings - Karen Pike, Vicki Ratcliff, Roberta Landers, Julie Hickson, Wendy Grainger,  Claire Armstrong, Evan Armstrong, Cindy Goode-Milman, Jacqui Giuliano, Allen Goodman, Helen Mackay, Coco Elder, Nada Herman,  Elfriede Bartnitzky, Marian Purvis, Denise Barry

Photography - Pamela Pauline

Textiles - Roberta Landers, Robyn Park

Paper Art - Martin Wale

More details and events on the website - http://www.pittwaterartiststrail.com.au


Library Events




‘Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow’

by Suzanne Falkiner.

TUESDAY 8 MARCH, 12 - 1:30PM

This first full biography of Randolph Stow illuminates the life and character of one of Australia’s most enigmatic writers, regarded by many as one of the greatest Australian writers of his generation.

Cost is $8 or $6 for concessions and includes a light lunch.

Bookings essential on 99701600.


The Co-Op Club Presents

March 2016 Bookings

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

March 6th:  “Urban Gypsies Quartet”image

The Co-Op Club presents "Urban Gypsies Quartet". This premier quartet offers a beautiful mix of fusion guitar compositions from the jazz tradition of  improvisation and the rhythmic palette of gypsy, Latin and world music.

A sophisticated mix of classical, jazz and flamenco styles, their albums sell worldwide.

March 13th: Tina Harrod :
Our own Tina Harrod singer, songwriter & co-founder of the Co-Op Club, and her band return to The Co Op Club March 13th playing music from across 4 of Tina’s albums plus some sizzling versions of Bob Dylan, Traffic, Nina Simone, Ricki Lee Jones & Steely Dan.

March 20th: The Joy Yates and Dave McCrae band :image

The Joy Yates & Dave McCrae band are a regular and a favourite at The Co-Op Club. They bring a wealth of experience having worked with the who’s who of the British & US music scene for years before returning to Australia where they continue to contribute with their world-class musicianship. This includes presenting music from the American jazz songbook with the cream of Australian jazz musicians to transform it into now.

March 27th: Rick Melick :image

The Co-Op Club welcomes the return of Club favourite Rick Melick. In a career that spans 4 decades Rick Melick has spent the last six years traveling the world with US blues rock artist Joe Bonamassa. With Joe and others including Eric Clapton, John Denver, B.B King, John Hiatt, Paul Rodgers and Beth Hart, he has performed at every major festival in the world from The North Sea Jazz and Montreaux Jazz festivals to W.O.M.A.D and the East Coast Blues & Roots festival and has worked in some of the worlds great theatres and arena stages.

Rick will sing and play piano introducing us to his version of Soulful blues & country in the style of the late great Ray Charles and other legendary artists.

...”Perfect Nicky Hopkins blues piano stylings…” - John Hardaker – Liveguide.com.au ...”Sun

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


Cleaning, Washing, Ironing Service



Missing Cart

Could the person who took our Sherlok cart from outside 82 Richard Rd (between Cargo and Bells) on the weekend of the 13/14 February please return it ASAP.
It is distinctive as it has a green twisted handle, but was not on the pile of rubbish for the general clean up. We would appreciate it coming home please.

Nicole (ph: 0410 701 643)


Household Items For Sale

  1. Side table 76 x 40cm $200
  2. Pioneer Plasma TV and sound and entertainment system. $400
  3. Pedestal Antique Desk with leather top $300
  4. Desk with two filing cabinet draws $240
  5. White cabinet $60
  6. 3 Seater lounge and matching chair. Covered in Warwick Macro suedes fabric with fully washable removable covers $320
Desk Side Table

Please contact Deryn on 0412-616152


Commuter Boat for Sale

dartQuintrex Dart

Yamaha 15 hp serviced  with receipt, professionally anti fouled, bilge pump, Nav lights.
$2800 not neg.
Col Bailey
0413 815 111


Motorbike for Sale yamaha

Yamaha DT 175cc

Runs well; good reliable bike.
$2000 ono

Call Tom on 0412 292 267


Boat for Sale

boat ad

Guitar Tuition Wanted

Are you a school student who is an accomplished classical guitar player ?

We are looking for someone to come once a week after school or on weekends to give guitar lessons
to our 8 year old daughter.

You must be friendly (!) and have been learning the guitar for a number of years.
A reference would be great.

Please contact Sarah on 0410 461 544 .


English Tutor Wanted

We’re looking for an Experienced English Tutor – Year 11 Standard English
Ideally on the Island, student can come to you or you to us, day/time flexible.
Please call Cathy on 0410 335 965

Free Tinny Hull hull

This little Blue fin tinny hull sunk a few months back and is FREE to anyone who would like it.

No engine, has 2 foldable upholstered seats, rod holders, nav lights, some inner boards, it floats, currently on eastern side of Scotland Island.

Please call Cathy on 0410 335 965


For Sale

$100. Chest of Drawers - Great storage with adjustable dividers.
$300 - Dining Table and 6 chairs (including carver)
$30 - Desk

Contact:  GAYLE 0401 099 503        LOVETT BAY



2 x Single Mattresses -  clean, comfortable and hardly ever used
Cane Day Bed - with cushions and mattress.  Mattress will need recovering
Dressing Table
Square Table - currently used as TV table 

Contact:  GAYLE 0401 099 503        LOVETT BAY


Waterfront Office Space to Rent

Former Islanders Ruth and Carl have a waterfront office at Gibson Marina available to share. 
Boat access and easy car parking! 
Two large desks (up to 3 workspaces) available in a light and airy office with a northerly view over Pittwater. 
Easy going vibe, 2-3 people in the office most days. 
$660 per month including internet.
To share with Climate Risk, a climate change adaptation consultancy. 
Will consider splitting the desks. Available now. 

Call Ruth 0405 505 855 or Karl 0412 257 521 for more info.


For Rentgeeps


49 Robertson Rd, Scotland Island

  • 1 brm cottage on the north side of Scotland Island
  • Separate cabin/ home office/ studio
  • Stunning views
  • Private jetty and sandy beach
  • Available March 1
  • Six month lease with potential to extend
  • Suit single or couple
  • Maximum two people
  • References required
$500 per week for cottage
$550 for cottage and studio

Please call Sophie 0432611976
or email sophie_hay@hotmail.com


Outdoor Setting Freesetting

8 seat outdoor setting, free.

Ring chuck 0417 033 373


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) - http://www.wpca.org.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 Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island & Offshore Children's Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service)  7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues, Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility & Equipment Hire
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email:  siocs@comcen.com.au
Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  Barbara Labram M: 0473008339  or hall@sira.org.au
Pittwater Online News -  http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com
Tick Fact Sheet


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
L.J.Hooker Mona Vale - 9979 8000   http://www.ljhooker.com.au/monavale

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 Bolton - 9999 4092
Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
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
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
Pittwater ECO Floor Sanding - LUCIO: 0425 376 986 pittwaterecofloorsanding@gmail.com
Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf

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 9am - 10.30am. Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com
Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes – Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or chris@syntivityaustralia.com
Nia dance fitness classes Fridays 9am - 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
Scotland Island Players - contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com
Offshore a capella choir –  Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on 9997 2035.

Government Organisations

Pittwater Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater_council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au  Web site click here
Member for Mackellar Bronwyn Bishop, email clicking here or Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au
Member for Pittwater  Rob Stokes,  email pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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 www.westpittwater.com.au, contact Michael Wiener at

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