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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

December 1, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 17, Issue 943





Scotland Island Community Vehicle - Out of Service

Monday 5th to Friday 9th December



Surely we can do better than this ?

Cargo Beach 8.30 on Sunday Morning 20th November

...and the fire was still burning!



Church Point Ferry Services Notice


Refurbished PC/Ambulance is back on the Island

Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade and the Island's NSW Ambulance First Responders took possession of their completely refurbished PC/Ambulance on Thursday. Now fully equipped with the most current emergency equipment required to service our community.


Kindy Cafe

Sunday 4th December - 9.00 to 11.00



Carols are Go! 2016

Thursday 22nd December

6.30pm at Lovett Bay

7.30pm at Church Point

image by June Lahm

Everyone is welcome

Share the fun with family and friends .. bring along that silly hat, a picnic and the dogs.

Choirmaster Rod Heard
Choir Wrangler John Flower

Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights 29, 6, 13, 20 at "Elandra” which is at the junction of Wirringulla Avenue and the Elvina Walking Track at the end of Elvina Bay as it goes into McCarrs Creek. Use the right hand jetty and take the inclinator to the higher house.


Scotland Island Dog Race

It's on again!

Same time same place

Christmas Eve 6pm @ Church Point


Register your Dog from 2:30 to 5:30pm
Entry fee is 1 Longneck (Cold !) and 1 x Large Tin Dog Food

Official starting time 6pm (or thereabouts)





with James Colman

Tuesday 6 December 12-1:30pm

Join us for a talk by James Colman, Sydney-based architect, planner and part-time university lecturer, about his book The House that Jack Built - Jack Mundey, Greens Bans hero.

This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became a key figure in the infant heritage movement in Australia during the 1960’s and 70’s - a movement that led to lasting political and legal reform across the nation.

Mona Vale Library
Cost: $8 adult $6 concession
Light lunch included
Signed copies of book available for sale
Bookings 9970 1600

Family Movie: NATIVITY! flyer

Mona Vale Library

Tuesday 20 December
10:30am, 1:30pm and 4pm

You are invited to get into the Christmas spirit with free screenings of Nativity! - a comedy based around a school nativity play.

Santa hats encouraged!

Bookings not required. Doors open 15mins before.
Suitable for all ages (PG rated, 105mins)

Enquiries 9970 1600



Christmas Carols in the Park

An evening of fun for the whole family, with traditional Christmas songs under the stars

Venue: Village Park Mona Vale

Date: 10th Dec 2016

Time:6:30pm - 9:30pm

Cost: Free entry 

Bring the whole family to Village Park Mona Vale for an evening of Christmas entertainment under the stars, including great local musicians and singers with all the traditional carols.

There will be food and refreshments available, glow sticks and free lollies for the kids, and a special visit from Santa Claus aboard a fire engine.

Contact: Enquiries: Gail 0417 228 294 or carols@rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org
Website: www.rotaryuppernorthernbeaches.org/

Presented by the Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches with special support from Northern Beaches Council and Pittwater Uniting Church.

The Wibbly Woobly Woo flyer


Saturday 10 December, 3:15-4:15pm

- Memorial Hall, Mona Vale
- Cost $5
- All ages!
- Bookings 9970 1600
- Saturday 10 December, 3:15-4:15pm

A quest full of fun, meeting characters like Frosty the Snowman, the Christmas Bon Bon family and Rudolph the rapping reindeer!

With a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and new tunes, this fun filled adventure is a great way to finish up the year


Club Tropicana - 80’s Disco Party

Saturday 10 December

Scotland Island Hall


Interlace Costume Hire has 80s outfits both for hire and for sale!

Open Monday to Saturday (late night Thursday)
5/20 Howard Ave Dee Why 2099
(02)9981 4247


Music afternoon for Young Musicians

Sunday, 11 December 2016



The Co-Op Club Presents

December 2016 Bookings

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

Sun Dec 4: Urban Gyspy Quartet :image

Urban Gyspy Quartet are some of Australia's finest Latin/jazz musicians. This instrumental quartet are a contemporary band featuring nylon string guitars, cello & percussion. They represent an exciting direction in Latin Jazz, mixing world music influences with a wide range of styles and genres from breezy Bossa Novas to fiery improvised virtuosity. Each musician is a master of his medium and the results are imaginative, mesmerising & highly evocative..

Sun Dec 11: King Tide :image

King Tide are considered to be one of the best live acts in Australia. They have played at just about every major festival in the country and we are excited to welcome them to the Co-Op Club for the first time as an early Christmas present to you. They are an up-town, jam down, rock steady-reggae got soul band and they will make you dance and thrill you with their electric live performance. They are releasing their fourth studio album in the next few months due for release in November at opening night of the Mullumbimby music festival, so we’ll get to hear some new tunes as well as songs from their highly acclaimed album Roots Pop Reggae.

 “..Simply, and I have written this before, King Tide is one of the best live acts in this country..”  -  Paul Busch (Faster Louder)

Sun Dec 18: Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs :image

Matt Trapnell & The Sly Dogs are going to help us celebrate Christmas with a local injection of blues, soul and some pop music thrown in for good measure.

We hope you will join us for the last gig of 2016 with some familiar faces, special guests and good cheer.

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


Amazing Christmas ART Sale

Smith’s north facing boat shed… look for the flags on the road and jetty.

3 December 2016 from 4.00pm – 7.30pm



Can You Help?

Do you have RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certification? 

Would you be willing to help out at a community function on Scotland Island?

If so we would love to hear from you, please contact Lizzie 0477 939 408


Moving Sale

Sunday 4th December




Double bed mattress
Table - good for workbench or craft
Kero heater - one season old. Like new

Pick up from near fire shed

0410 007 501


Telephone found

A phone was found on the fire trail at the top of the island last Saturday morning.

Call Tim on 0417215783 or 99791096.


Wanted to Rent

Wanted to rent a small studio or flat Could you  please repeat it with this extra  pricing "willing to pay about $33o pw also happy to wait til after school holidays

Contact Robyn on 0435758776 or robynandphillip@hotmail.com


'Elimatta' For Sale

1951 Halvorsen



Boat tie-up urgently needed..

Eastern Wharf or Carols Wharf vicinity

Hello neighbours along Florence Terrace and Richard Road. We have somewhat recently bought Max Peet's old house, and we're now in urgent need of a tie-up for our boat, which is used by my partner to commute to work six days a week.

He is a boating professional, so we are happy to discuss payment options which could include good old-fashioned cash, payment in beer (he's a big lad and can carry lots) or perhaps boat or wharf maintenance of some description.

Please rest assured that despite his size, he has been known to move with stealth, so he won't make any noise as he ties up and walks by. The kids and I catch the ferry to and from the island.

Please contact Sabrina on 0413 885 733 if you're able to help.


Want your House Cleaned & Pimped

Ready for Christmas / Bushfire Season?


Call Asha for house cleaning, gutters, windows, deck oiling, decluttering and general handy work. $35/hr

0468 391 668


Moving House Sale

Chest of drawers good condition - $40 each or nearest offer
Remote control boat - $150
Extendable table - 100 
Chairs - $100
Outdoor setting - $250
BBQ with cover and 2 gas bottles- $100
Desk and Chair  - $50
$100 combined or $50 separately

Contact Jo McDonald 0425 256 396


Need to Shop?

Book your children in to spend a day on the island creating art, wrapping paper, Christmas cards and decorations.

Saturday 10th December & Sunday 11th December, 9am-3pm for children aged 6-12yrs.
$70 per child per day.

Call Asha on 0468391668 or email ashaforsyth@gmail.com

Be quick!


For Sale



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 Scotland Island Kindy,
Catherine Park, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am till walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry till 6.00pm
Vacation Care, Parents Group on Mondays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 0431 125 142/02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
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 – Belle Property Mona Vale – 0449 901 669 – Murray.Bakker@belleproperty.com

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 - 0414 994 092
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
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
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 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994 092
Island Thinking Group - Roy Baker, 9999 6891, roybaker99@yahoo.com

Government Organisations

Pittwater Council - 9970 1111  -
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

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

Pittwater Offshore Photo Gallery

Offshore Gallery


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