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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- October 2006 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia  Volume 9, Issue 169; October 2006     



We want to dress up the Island for the Festival which starts on 14th October.  One way we can alert the mainland to our festivities and welcome our visitors is to decorate our homes, surroundings, and jetties.

We want everyone decorating so get busy NOW!

Colourful 5 metre Bali style flags can be purchased from the Bali Shop in North Narrabeen for $10 each, half the retail price.  Just let them know you are from the Island as they are one of our Festival Sponsors.

You will need to obtain suitable poles – for example, a bamboo pole or conduit pipe, preferably something flexible!

The flags are also available from Colin Haskell at Scotland Island Lodge (opposite the Fire Station).

If you prefer, you could make your own flags.   A lining material such as bemsilk which is light-weight so it flies well in a slight breeze, comes in bright colours and is easy to make up, can be purchased from Fenners in Waratah Street Mona Vale or Spotlight in Dee Why.

One easy pattern is to cut out in triangles, base about 50cm, length about 200cm, create a cuff to slot over a piece of bamboo, tube or pole and attach ties so it can be secured firmly.  The edge can be sewn (not necessarily folded) to stop it fraying in the wind.  Use several different coloured flags on each pole or make one much larger flag, or maybe something totally different, whatever takes your fancy!

Please talk to your neighbours and friends and encourage them to become involved as not everyone receives this Newsletter.

Let’s support all those working so hard to make this Festival a roaring success and at the same time, show the mainland who is having a party!!



We are looking for people with sewing machines who have some spare time in the next few weeks to sew flags for the wharves around the Island.

If you can help, we will supply the material. 

We’d love some assistance, so please pick up the phone and ring Louise Roberts on 9979 9599 or Colin Haskell on 9979 3301.

Emails to Louise at louise.roberts@exemail.com.au or Colin at  rhaskell@bigpond.net.au


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