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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

July 16, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater

Scotland Island Players present..

'a Farce of Nature'


+ Kindi Fundraising on the Night....

Selling delicious spicy pumpkin soup and sumptuous mulled wine.

Plus other goodies.

All $5 each so bring a bit of spare cash.

Cast: (in alphabetical order):
Betsi Beem, Cheryl Byrne, Jessie Booth, Rachel  Carter, and Susan Muranty.
Luke Ratcliff, Matt Bowden, Matt Lakeman and Tim Byrne.
Friday 15th of July, at 8 p.m. in the Community Hall.
Saturday 16th of July, at 5 p.m.    “    “        note:  time!!
Friday 22nd of July, at 8 p.m.    “    “
Saturday 23rd of July, at 8 p.m.    “    “
via Annette Richie at 0410 007 501
a mad-cap, pants-dropping, cross-dressing mayhem of a crazy two hours on the Island. Some boisterous language, lots of laughs, rudeness about some Islanders, - some would say a typical Bob Bolton effort.


How Safe is Your Home ?

How prepared are you for bushfire season?

Take this online test to see how prepared you and your house is


A message from Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade.

Ian White (Captain SIRFB)
0400 600 958



Big Ideas Brewing for Youth Entrepreneurs

07 Jul 2016

Young entrepreneurs are invited to learn skills for developing and marketing their innovative ideas at the Northern Beaches Council’s Young Minds BIG ideas weekend.

Northern Beaches Council Administrator, Dick Persson said this unique youth entrepreneur weekend has the potential to positively change the lives of participants, as well as the lives of others in their community.

“This event will provide young people from the Northern Beaches an opportunity to be coached, mentored and skilled up by some of Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs,” said Mr Persson.

The conference goes from 29 – 31 July and will feature keynote speaker Chris Varney, whose social enterprise the “I CAN Network” empowers young people - and was launched on the back of a TED talk that went viral.

Conference participants will learn about the social entrepreneur model, how to create a lean start-up, create a digital marketing strategy and develop a winning pitch.

Mr Persson said the idea came about from consulting with local young people and members of the community who are passionate about creating unique opportunities that recognise the strengths and talents that young people have to offer.

“Research from Graduate Careers Australia, indicates that 32% of young people have a hard time in finding full-time work after university and as a result young Australians are creating their own businesses and becoming young entrepreneurs.

“We believe that becoming a young entrepreneur should be an opportunity for everyone. Some of the greatest ideas, innovations and businesses come from young people,” added Mr Persson.

The conference is open to young people aged between 16 and 22 who are invited to apply at www.youngmindsnb.com.au. Apply by Sunday 17 July.

For more information download the KALOF app, call the Northern Beaches Council’s Youth and Families Team on 9970 1634 or visit www.youngmindsnb.com.au

  • Young Minds Big Ideas

  • Friday 29 – Sunday 31 July

  • Northern Beaches Conference Centre - Ingleside

  • $20 or $30 including transport from Mona Vale

Contact: Media contact
Phone: 9942 2678


For Sale

Wertheim X5000 vacuum cleaner with power head and all accessories. Works well. Great for carpet and pet hair!
Paid $480 for it second-hand. Any offers over $50??? Available after 2nd August.

Still have lots of stuff free to good home, including the 4 ft fish-tank and stand.

Lizzie Brand 
0424341458 or 99814247

For Lease:

Fully self-contained studio with bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Garden sitting area.
North-east facing with water views.
New building, well-presented.
Short walk to Tennis Wharf.
Suitable for single person or couple only.

Contact 0419 991 267


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

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