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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 1, 2015

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 16, Issue 819


  • SI General Clean Out
  • Ferry Fares 2015
  • Waterfall Cottage last Opening
  • Dru Yoga
  • Author Talks
  • Wanted Property to Rent
  • House sitters Available
  • Give Away
  • Found
  • For Sale
  • For Sale - Polycraft
  • Boat for Sale
  • Tinnie for Sale
  • 'Karoo' for Sale
  • The Local Contact Guide
  • Join SIRA
  • Archived Newsletters
  • Your subscription Information

  • Scotland Island General Clear Out

    Monday February 2

    General, Whitegoods & Metals


    The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres (3m x 1m x 1m)


    • Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals
    • Building materials – wall linings, gyprock, studs, timber beams, tiles, concrete
    • Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres – rims are accepted
    • Food, full gas bottles (open valve), glass including windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid paints, oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks
    • Recyclable materials – paper and cardboard, soiled wrappings, vegetation, plants
    • Unacceptable Items will not be collected – please remove from roadside


    • Appliances such as stoves and fridges – remove doors; frames with glass removed – break glass into newspaper, wrap securely and put in household garbage
    • Paint tins and fuel containers – with the lid off and no liquid
    • Manageable quantities of: delivery pallets, wooden stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets and water tanks – cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted by one person; nails must not stick out – please hammer down; hot water systems – emptied
    • Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use
    • Place metals in a separate pile to other general clean up materials

    Download Flyer Attachment Here..


    logoFERRY FARE 2015

    Good news! Only $4.69 a trip!

    We are keeping the 13 trip tickets heavily discounted



    Waterfall Cottage will be open for the last time

    10.00 am - 4.30 pm

    Saturday 28th February & Sunday 1st March 2015


    Entrance $8.00 per person. Children free.

    Tea and coffee with homemade cake available
    Waterfall Cottage gardens, situated on 3 hectares of rainforest on Sydney's northern peninsula, are an integration of exotics into the bushland.

    Paths, steps and timber bridges provide access over the gullies and garden sculptures, ornamental ponds, aviaries and a gazebo add interest to the gardens.

    Giant eastern water dragons around the ponds add an unreal touch to the scene and sometimes a wallaby or lyrebirds can be spotted

    90 Cabbage Tree Road Bayview

    Telephone: 9997 5995  
    Email: Jeanne@Villani.com  
    Website: www.Jeanne.Villani.com


    Come and Enjoy



    The Community Hall, Scotland Island

    Tuesdays, 9 am to 10.30 am

    $ 20 per class, $70 for 4 classes.

    Through graceful sequences of movement, pranayama asanas, relaxation and meditation, you can release tension and experience the full joy of life.

    Suitable for all fitness levels and ages.

    Bring a mat, blanket and a bottle of water

    Ring Katya on 0414 187 916




    The Greengrocer’s Diet

    A complete seasonal based eating program that promotes long-term weight loss and good health.
    by Judy Davie

    Judy Davie has studied psychology and food-as-medicine cooking. In 2001 she identified a gap in the market beyond what was offered by nutritionists and dietitians and so she founded The Food Coach

    Judy holds a certificate in Nutritional and Environmental medicine. She is also a food writer, columnist and video presenter.

    Date: Wednesday 18 Feb. 2015
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Mona Vale Library
    1 Park Street, Mona Vale
    Cost: $8 Adults, $6 Concession - Pensioner and Students (passes must be shown)
    Phone: 9970 1600
    Bookings essential!

    Sample some of Judy’s healthy delights with a glass of biodynamic wine from Gemtree wines!


    Wanted Property to Rent

    Island family looking for rental

    We are a family with two children looking for a new rental. We currently live on Thompson st Scotland Island, but would like to move down the hill for easier access with kids and long working hours. We have excellent references and rental history. We are friendly, clean, tidy, handy, love getting into the garden and taking care of where we live.
    3 bedrooms desirable, but small is not a problem. Long term lease if possible.

    Call 0432 088 355.

    Lovely family looking for house to rent on Scotland Island. 

    We have recently returned to the island and would love to resettle amongst friends and neighbours.  We are seeking a two bedroomed house, which would be ideal but would consider all options, big or small which could accommodate myself and 2 children. 

    Great tenant, happy to tend or 'tame' the garden, references available. 

    Please call Lizzie 0477 939 408 if can help or know of any options.'

    Looking for a property to Rent

    My partner and I are looking for a place to rent on Scotland Island. It will just be for the 2 of us (Italian & Dutch), non-smoking couple.

    Small is fine, but we’d like an outdoor entertainment deck with a nice view.

    As contact details you could use this email address or my mob nr: 0410 420 647.


    House sitters Available

    Been thinking about going away, but too worried about leaving your garden and pets behind?

    Give us a call!

    Young couple wishing to house sit for the month of February on Scotland Island. We are quiet, tidy, non-smokers, mindful of neighbours and the environment. We are also willing and experienced in looking after any type of pets you may have such as chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and fish. We will tend your garden regularly, if need be.

    Please call Jas on 0415 558 477 or email on: jasmine.island29@gmail.com


    Give away

    We have 8 Sintesi GoGo chairs to give away:

    They have been used in a café so have scratches from stacking and need new tips if to be used inside, but otherwise are in good condition.

    Please call 0427 262920. Pick up Morning Bay or RPAYC on arrangement.

    Judy Hyde

    Brand New Fax Machine - Give away

    I have a brand new, never used, Samsung Fax machine with a spare ink cartridge.
    If you have a home for such a machine, it's yours.

    Phone 0403442764
    email  taveuni_holidays@gmail.com

    Free to a Good Home

    Upright Piano & Encyclopedia Brittanica - complete set





    Jacket & Fuel Tank Found

    Life Jackets and fuel tank.
    Call 0404 833 674.

    Ian Laughton-Smith


    We have found keys on Thompson street which include car and boat.
    Please call 99795135 to claim them.
    Thanks Brian Rodgers


    For Sale

    New Year’s Clear out!

    I have the following items that might be of interest:
    Mothercare (UK) Baby Cot Bed Mattress: FREE
    Size: 140 cm x 70 cm
    Used but in good shape
    Double Mattress and Wooden Bed: $50 ONO
    Wooden frame dismantled but very easy to assemble
    Anyone interested please call/txt Andres on 0412662247

    Iconic British Sea Kayak

    Valley Aquanaut LV RM
    This boat is just 2 years old and in very good condition.
    RM stands for 3 layer roto molded plastic - valleys plastic boats are worlds best practice and very stiff for the material.

    LV stands for Low Volume, so this means it's a sea kayak more for day use or short overnighters (the volume has been taken out of the shape) - this allow the boat to sit lower in the water, is less affected by wind and tracks well using it's shape.

    This boat has been stored under cover is pale yellow and has reflective decklines added and glow in the dark boat decorations
    This boat was $2,300.00 new and was the last Aquanaut sold in Australia - and this one is going for $1,600.00.

    The Valley's are internationally acclaimed as touring and recreation sea kayaks, this model is widely used in sea kayak clubs and schools and teaching organisations world wide as a stable, predictable boat with some amazing features and capabilities. The Valleys are skeg boats (this means no rudder) and has a control on the side of the kayak to lower or raise the skeg when required.

    This boat would suit someone 180cm or below to 150cm, weight range 55kgs to 85.
    Adventurous beginner or someone who wants a skeg boat or a performance plastic sea kayak.
    I would be happy to demo this boat to anyone seriously interested.

    Contact Jonathan Swain
    9979 4098


    Fridge /freezer for sale.

    Large Westinghouse fridge and freezer for sale.
    $140 and it's all yours. Pick up 69 Richard road.

    Call Today and it's all yours 0424 209 242

    Household Items and more ....

    Must go this week.

    • Hoover heavy duty Washing Machine $150
    • Large wooden extendable dining table & six chairs $50
    • Ikea single bed / daybed and mattress $60
    • Queen bed base and mattress $50
    • Wooden coffee table $10
    • Sunshine Leisure Tent Executive 320
    • Extra strong canvas  - Huge - Includes fully enclosed kitchen/sunroom - Hardly used - Excellent condition - Great Family tent. $500
    • Portable camp toilet $ 30
    • Camp shower / toilet tent  new $25
    • Canvas annex / awning suitable for tent or caravan $10
    • Canvas & vacuum pack storage boxes $10 set
    • Large square shade sail - free
    • Two wooden high back dining chairs with blue seat $15 each
    • Fabric hanging drawers / shelves $10 set
    • Pet draining toilet tray & synthetic turf $2
    • Pet carrier basket / tray $10
    • 2 x new ceiling fans $20 each
    • 4 x white plastic outdoor chairs free
    • Various tables & chairs / Kids furniture
    • Antique Linen cupboard $60
    • Small wooden coffee table $10
    • Two child's car seats hardly used $20 each
    • Car booster seat $5
    • Various kitchen implements
    • household items
    • kids games/ toys/dvd's
    • books
    • clothes / kids and ladies
    • + lots of other bits and pieces
    Call Sophie 0432611976

    Work Tools

    A friend is retiring and clearing out his workshop. He is looking for good homes for –
    • ToolMac Band Saw
    • Triton Mark 3 Work Centre 
    • Office desk with bench.
    • All in excellent condition.
    • All offers considered.
    • Located at Castlecrag.
    Allan      0428 681 526


    For Sale - Polycraft Commuter


    4 Year old Polycraft Challenger 4.1m

    with 4 Year old Yamaha 4 stroke 50hp engine.

    Front console, seats, tilt and trim, fully carpeted.

    The hull and engine are in great condition - the engine was fully serviced on 29th Jan and as you'd expect from a 4 year old engine, it has never failed to start first time.

    Selling with all safety gear, fuel filter, fenders, 2 petrol tanks, adults and kids life jackets, paddle, bucket, fire extinguisher etc.

    $8,500 negotiable for a quick sale.

    Contact Dan on 0416 473466


    Boat for Sale


    Quintrex 5.7M Freedom Sport with Mercury  115HP4 stroke Outboard – Only 125hours 

    Price $26500 negotiable

    Price Reduced For Quick Sale 2009 Quintrex 5.9metre Freedom Sport Bowrider with 115HP Mercury 4 stroke outboard.
    Motor has done only 125 hours & recently had its 100 hour service. It is fitted with a stainless steel propeller & Fast-Tail for quick planing. Boat is in near new condition and comes with a host of extras including full storm covers, walk through to bow, GX600 VHF Marine transceiver, Lowrance fish finding & depth sounding sonar, 12V plug for MP3 player, full safety equipment including life jackets, 2 anchors, rod holders etc.
    The hull has been anti fouled but has also been kept for long periods on a boat ramp to minimise fouling. A brand new boat trailer is available in nearby Mona Vale for $3700 if required.

    This is an ideal offshore fishing boat or a family boat able to carry 7 adults. It can be viewed by arrangement either at our private wharf near Bells Wharf or at The Quays Marina.

     Contact John at 0419 432 626 or 9997 7469
    email : jthixton@hotmail.com


    Tinnie For Sale tinnie

    Reliable,  very well maintained and regularly serviced commuter boat, registered till March, Main Commuter wharf sticker expires end Feb.

    Quintrex 385 Explorer with 15 Yamaha motor, good nav lights, bilge pump, sturdy motor guard, includes  4  life jackets.     $2,590.  

    Available from  21st January.  

    1 childs  approved life jacket to fit 15 kg-25 kg – used only 3 times - $25.00
    1 Adult life jacket -  $20.00

    Inspection welcome.
    Contact Mary   0411 026 138


    FOR SALE  - Karoo



    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 Water
    Complete details on website inc.
    General Information, Map & Contacts
    Emergency Water Guidelines September 2014
    Agreement For Sale Of Water Updated 2013
    SIRA Membership Application 2014-2015
    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:  http://www.scotlandisland.org.au/community/community-hall/
    Pittwater Online Newshttp://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  www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31  
    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
    @ Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes  - Nathalie - 9999 4449
    Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
    Dynamic Yoga  - Tuesday PM. & Saturday AM. Phone Nadine 0402 752465 nadineomara@gmail.com
    Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes – Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or chris@syntivityaustralia.com


    Gurdjieff / The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979 3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
    Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
    WOW - Women on Water - meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
    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:


    Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
    Local Weather Forecasttop
    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
    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

    Join SIRA

    You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here.
    Look for the membership form link on the page. Return the completed form to SIRA at this address:

    The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105.
    Please NO CASH.
    Contact the Treasurer at

    Join WPCA

    To join the Western Pittwater Community Association www.wpca.org.au, contact Michael Wiener at

    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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