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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

September 1, 2014

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 15, Issue 792


  • Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade Open Day
  • Scotland Island Fire Shed dinner
  • Pittwater YHA Bush Regen Day
  • Local Council Notices
  • Peninsula Music Club - Piano Recital
  • Pittwater Library Events
  • Co-Op Club September Bookings
  • Eliva Bay Wildflower Bushwalk
  • Tribe (Vocal Group)
  • Boat Stolen
  • The Local Contact Guide
  • Join SIRA
  • Archived Newsletters
  • Your subscription Information

  • Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade


    Saturday 13 September

    Fire Station 9AM – 2 PM

    open day poster

    Everybody is Welcome

    Scotland Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner

    at the Fire Shed

    Saturday September 13th from 7.00 pm


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    Tickets can now be purchased ONLINE at  new SIRFB web site.



    Bush Regeneration!

    Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September.

    An Invitation to all to join in.

    Pittwater YHA is running its regular Bush Regeneration Event on the mornings of Saturday13 and Sunday 14 September.

    The work will start around 8.30 am and go till lunchtime. Come even if you can offer an hour or two to help. Instruction given to those new to bush regeneration.

    The weekend is supported by the Greater Sydney Local Land Service with funding from the Australian Government and the NSW Government programmes.
    All persons of the Offshore community and your friends are invited to come along and wage war on the Asparagus Fern, Mother of Millions, Lantana  and Bidens of Morning Bay.
    Morning tea and a bbq lunch provided on both days.Take time in the afternoon to go for a kayak ride on one of the YHA kayaks.
    If you have friends from more distant locations who would like to join in, there is the option to stay at the hostel overnight on the Friday and Saturday. Details on this option are in the attachment below.
    For further information or to let us know you can come along, call  Sarah and Michael on 9999 5748.
    Pittwater YHA
    Managers Sarah Polomka, Michael Doherty
    p: (02) 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm)
    w: www.yha.com.au/pittwater

    Local Council Notices

    Pittwater's Long Lunch & Summit

    This September Mona Vale will host the Enliven Pittwater Village Economies Summit 18-20 September – an event that encapsulates making metropolitan villages places where people want to live, work, play and shop.

    Not only a first of its kind for the Northern Beaches, the summit is a first for Sydney.
    For locals and visitors the inaugural Mona Vale ‘Long Lunch’ on Saturday 20 September will be a great free event for the whole community. Bungan Lane, Village Park and Mona Vale’s thoroughfare will be injected with a mix of entertainment, culture and a number of delicious food choices. Join us between 11am-4pm.

    On the more formal side of the summit, Pittwater will welcome small businesses, local government and the broader community to learn from industry experts and scholars about issues and trends facing metropolitan village centres. The business event on Friday 19 September is a must for local businesses wanting to boost our local economy and plan for a prosperous future.

    For more information, tickets to the business summit: www.businessinpittwater.com.au

    Contact: Emma Mackay
    Phone: 9970 1226


    Peninsula Music Club

    Piano Recital

    Friday 5th September 8pm


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    Pittwater Library Events


    Poets of the Great War:
    Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen’

    presented by Barry Spurr

    Join us for a lecture in recognition of the centenary of the First World War

    Barry Spurr is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sydney.

    In this lecture he will discuss the poetry of the First World War, and how it reflects the changing attitudes to the war as the conflict progressed and the casualties mounted.

    Venue: Pelican Room - Mona Vale Library
    1 Park Street, Mona Vale

    Time: 12.30 to 2.00pm

    Date: Wednesday 17 September

    Cost: FREE

    A light lunch will be provided

    Bookings: Essential, 9970 1600

    More info: Contact 9970 1600 or


    War Horse  - the movieimage
    Thursday 18 September 6pm

    Come and watch War horse with us...

    Venue: Pelican Room- Mona Vale Library
               1  Park Street, Mona Vale

    Time: 6.00pm
    Date: Thursday 18 September

    Ages: Parental guidance required
    (M rated film)

    Bookings essential at the front desk or by phone on 9970 1600

    Refreshments will be available from 5.30pm


    The Great War

    Mona Vale Library will be presenting a photographic display paying homage to the people from our local area who served during World War One.

    The library will be featuring seven WW1 veterans who were either born in the area or moved to Pittwater in later life. Memorabilia will also be on display and has been generously loaned by the veteran’s families.
    Come along, step back in History and learn a little about the Great War from a Pittwater perspective.

    For more information
    contact the library on 9970 1600

    When: Monday 8 September - Monday 22 September

    Where: Pelican Room, Mona Vale Library

    Time: During Library opening hours

    Cost: Free

    image‘The Battle of Fromelles’

    History Week Talk


    The Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 was the first battle for the Australian troops on the Western Front. It was an unmitigated disaster that still impacts on the lives of many Australian families.

    It is a fascinating but little known story and Jim Munro will explain the battle, its reasons and why it was such a disaster, and tell the story of the “missing” soldiers and the quest to find them, identify them and honour them.
    Jim Munro is the Vice President of the Families and Friends of the First AIF,
    a group dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the service and sacrifice
    of the soldiers who served in The Great War 1914-1918.

    Venue: Pelican Room - Mona Vale Library
    1 Park Street, Mona Vale

    Time: 6.30pm

    Date: Wednesday 10 September

    Cost: FREE

    Bookings: Essential

    More info: Contact the library on 9970 1600


    The Co-Op Club Proudly Presents

    September Bookings

    at Church Point CafeArtists play between 3-6pm

    Sunday September 7 : Rick Melick & band.image
    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.

    On Sun Sept 7 at the Co-Op Club, Rick will sing and play piano with his great band, introducing us to their 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 ...”

    Sunday September 14:  Matt Trapnel & The Sly Dogsimage

    Matt Trapnel & The Sly Dogs return to the Co-Op Club. They are our beloved house band and the word is spreading about this very cool outfit with their brand of dirty blues & funky grooves. Come on down!

    SAT SEPT 20:  T H E   F U T U R E   N O W!! - 3pm – 7pm

    The Co-Op Club is proud to present the first in a series of concerts showcasing young musicians at high schools from the Northern beaches and beyond.

    Saturday  September 20 will feature two jazz bands from Northern Beaches Secondary College along with solo & duo performances featuring young artists from Pittwater High.

    These great singers and musicians are the future of music and we’re excited to provide a platform for them to perform. Please come and join us and support our local and not so local musicians of the future.  3pm – 7pm

    Sunday September 21 : Tabatha Brownrigg & band.image

    Scotland Island local Tabatha & band return to the Co-Op Club. With a voice ranging from angelic to Big Mama Thornton, Tabatha & band rap themselves around some classic soul, blues & 60’s pop.

    Sunday September 28:  Flip

    Flip are four young guys featuring Patrick Earl-Danao, Lachlan Hamilton & William & Harry Morrison.

    Expect to hear some classic jazz when they appear at The Co-Op Club with plenty of old favourites. Already seasoned performers, they recorded & released their first album ‘Flipside’ in 2012, played alongside Kate Ceberano at the 2012 Sydney Jazz Festival, and appeared at ‘The Jazz Series 2013’ held at Melbourne’s Intercontinental Rialto..

      ...”The Future of Jazz is in good hands with FLIP ...”   -  James Morrison

       1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 9999 2793




    Elvina Bay Track Wildflower Bushwalk

    Saturday 27th September



    Tribe (Vocal Group)

    Coming to the Island soon!

    We're looking for people aged 8 to 18 to sing together in a variety of modern musical styles: No experience necessary.

    Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 during term time

    First try out free: 9th October - venue TBA.

    We're aiming for our first performance before Christmas (Nothing like a challenge to focus the mind!)

    Contact: Barbara 0400 377 056 or David 0406 180 078


    Boat Stolen

    Last week (I think between the 18th and 22nd August) my boat was stolen from Church Point Commuter Wharf. 

    The boat is a white 4.5m Polycraft with an aqua blue biminy and a silver 50hp Honda outboard.
    The registration number is AHF654N.
    The boat was stolen by cutting through the padlock that secured it to the wharf.
    If anyone saw anything suspicious or knows where the boat is please contact Peter on 0401716194.

    Thank you


    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 July 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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