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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

-October 2004 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia  Volume 6, Issue 66; October 2004     


Special Edition


Scotland Island Fair

It's all hotting up for the fair, and although we do have some volunteers we still need a bunch of strong men and women to help put up two big marquees, ten stallholder tents, tarpaulins, banners, shade sails, stall holder trestles, cafe tables, chairs, umbrellas and a stage in Catherine Park! The mother load will be arriving in Catherine Park at about 8am Friday 29 October. We will be setting up from Friday morning , in preparation for Sunday 31 October.

If you would like to volunteer your muscle please call Claire Atkins 9979

Luke Atkins 0415 606 570 Emmie Collins 9997 7506 It is going to be an incredible day!!

Don't miss it!


Melbourne Cup Day @ the Fire Station

 The SIRFB invites all Islanders and friends to join them for Melbourne Cup festivities.  Starting at 2pm on Tuesday, 2 November, the $2 entry charge includes snacks and nibbles. 

The bar will be open and $2 and $5 sweeps will be available.  So join us for a glass of bubbly and the live action of the race that stops the nation!

The local guide

As our newsletter continues to grow (nearly 600 readers) we are including some links to other nearby organisations and events that may be of interest. If you would like to contribute, please send a message to the editor by clicking here.

Local Real Estate Agents:

Botham Real Estate L.J.Hooker Mona Vale
PMC Hill (subscribe to their newsletter here) Pittwater Real Estate

Government Organisations:

Local Transport:

Local Accommodation:       

Bed & Breakfast: Scotland Island Lodge: http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au         (9979 3301)
Yacht Clubs Woody Point Yacht Club www.wpyc.com.au 
Short Term Holiday Accommodation: Pittpoint Cottage: http://pittpointcottage.ozstays.com.au                  (9997 8382)

Local Pittwater Studies Website: http://www.pittlink.net/ls/index.html

Emergency Contact Numbers

  • NSW Police: 000, general information 9281 0000
  • Broken Bay Water Police 9979 4944 or 0412 162 093
  • NSW Fire Service: 000, general information 9265 2999
  • NSW Ambulance Service: 000, general information 9320 7777
  • Rural Fire Service: 000, general information 9450 3000
  • State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES: 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

Emergency Scotland Island Water Contacts: click here for information (while online)

Airlines, Buses and Railways

Sydney Airport: Arrivals and Departures Qantas Information
Sydney Buses information. Virgin Blue Information
NSW Railway Timetables and Information.  


Join SIRA You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here. Please print the page you see and return the completed form to SIRA at this address: The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105. Please NO CASH. Join WPCA To join the Western Pittwater Community Association, contact Larry at larrye@aftrs.edu.au or click here or phone 02-9979-5026 for more information.

Archived Newsletters A complete set of past electronic newsletters since 2000 can be found and read at http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/newsletters/archive.html  or by clicking here or by visiting the Mona Vale Library.

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