Scotland Island Residents Association

- February 2001 - 

Volume 2, Issue 12; February 2001



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In this Issue:


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The Scotland Island Bushcare Group

This group need your help. By playing an active role in the preservation of Elizabeth Park you will be protecting this wonderful bushland environment for the future. The work of the volunteers will help to complement the bush regeneration being undertaken by the council contractors. Tools and materials along with technical advice and support will be supplied by council. Afternoon teas is provided. Enjoy an afternoon of bush regeneration with your local community. Please bring hat, gloves, water and insect repellant. For further information contact the Bushcare Officer on 9970-1250.

Future dates: March 3rd (Saturday) and April 7th (Saturday)

Volunteers Needed!

Pittwater's Tourism and Community Information Service, located within Mona Vale Library, urgently needs Volunteers. We only require your services for three hours each fortnight. Interested? Please contact Vicki McElveney, Tel: 9979 6768 for more information.

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Internet Training

Internet training is now available at Mona Vale Library. One-hour sessions are limited to 3 people, at a cost of just $25 per person or $20 per person for 2 or more (GST inclusive). Using the Web’s Free Email Services Effectively, designed to show you how to use web-based free email services such as Hotmail, will be held on the third Thursday of the month from 3-4pm commencing 15 February. Getting Started on the Internet, designed for those who have little or no experience with the world wide web, will held on the first Monday of the month from 10-11am commencing 5 March. For more information and bookings, please contact Jane on 9997 5422.


Peninsula dog owners can give themselves and their dogs a holiday by taking advantage of a "Bali Special" offered by Pittwater Council's Boarding Kennels. The "Doggy Bali Holiday Special" offers seven nights boarding for the cost of only five, with fees ranging from as low as $14 per night (plus GST). Check-in Monday-Friday is 9am-2pm, Saturday 9am-1pm; Check-out Monday-Friday is 8am-3pm, Saturday 8am-2.30pm. This innovative special will be just the thing for those times when dog owners want a week away themselves, but cannot take their family pet with them.

 Holidaying pooches will be given three walks a day, as well as other activities such as ball games and playing with their mates, and large doses of "TLC" (tender loving care). Dogs must walk well on a lead, and must be vaccinated, including kennel cough and monthly heartworm treatment, with a certificate shown on admission. Fees are payable on admission. The Doggy Bali Holiday Special excludes all holiday periods, and closes on 31 May 2001. Pittwater Council's Boarding Kennels operate from the Animal Shelter at Bloodwood Road, Ingleside, Tel: 9986 3746.

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Mona Vale Hospital Update

For the Good of your Health!  Radio Northern Beaches (FM Stereo 88.7)

Presents THE HOSPITAL SHOW Get a stimulating dose of common sense and community spirit from our recording of the SAVE MONA VALE HOSPITAL RALLY

Recorded at North Narrabeen recently: Tune in to FM88.7 today at 6pm

Repeated Monday 26/2 at 9.10am and Thursday 1/3 at 6.30pm.

If you weren't there, you'll find it good for the heart and soul. If you were there, enjoy a second dose!

Clean Up Pittwater 2001

19 Clean Up Australia Day sites have been registered within Pittwater for the 12th Annual Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 4th March. Volunteer supervisors will be at various locations throughout Pittwater, so why don’t you join them and bring your friends, family or sporting club to help Pittwater  remain the most beautiful place in the world! Please call 9970 1141 for site details and further information.

The local guide

As our newsletter continues to grow (now more than 310 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 electronic newsletter's editor.

Local Real Estate Agents:

Government Organisations:

Local Transport:

  • Buses and Ferries: Sydney Buses and Ferries
  • Water Taxi: Pink Water Taxi
  • Church Point Ferries (02) 9999-3492
  • Scotland Island Community Vehicle 1800-069-592
  • Land Taxi Manly Warringah Cabs (02) 9997-9111

Airlines, Buses and Railways

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

Tides for this week and month:

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Join the Scotland Island Residents Association

You can now join SIRA 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. If you wish to pay in cash, contact the treasurer, Shirley Page on (02) 9997-1875 to arrange collection/delivery.


Typesetting, for ALL types of printing. Business cards Letterheads Magazines Flyers, Logos Invoice books and more, can be arranged Call Carla Byrne at Type & Tides

Phone (02) 9999 3383 Fax (02) 9999 3379 Mobile 0411 577 892 


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