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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

March 1, 2017

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 18, Issue 966






A fresh year, the best time to refresh your business or club profile.

SIRA has an online community directory as part of its website. This directory includes a huge variety of contacts, including from local and island accommodating businesses, your SIRA committee members, emergency contacts, clubs, artists, classes, government representatives and even JP's. 

You can use the online directory to search for a specific person/organisation or type of service, or you can browse various categories.

The new SIRA secretary is keen to use the new year as an opportunity to refresh these contacts. If you would like to update your details, or add an entry to the directory, please get in touch with Alec, the SIRA Secretary on secretary@sira.org.au


Clean Up Oz Day 2017

Clean Up Australia Day is here again – Sunday, March 5, 2017


Scotland Island is registered to participate once again! 

This event encourages and inspires thousands of Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a difference to their local environment

If you would like to help out, either by grabbing a bag and filling it, or helping to supervise activities, please email cassgye@spin.net.au to put your name on the list.

Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of 9am and 12.00pm. 

Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes and footwear – and don’t forget to bring some water too!  

Toby and his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.

Here is a link to the Clean Up Australia website: About the event - Clean Up Australia Day


Clean Up Day with the Kindy



'A Walk in the Bush'

An illustrated children's book by Scotland Islander Gwyn Perkins


walk in the bush



Calling those who sing in the shower…..


JOIN THE SCOTLAND ISLAND SINGERS: our own Community acapella choir.

You might have seen us at the comedy night singing our Carpark Song. We are a small group of people who enjoy singing together. Our leader is Jessica McGowan who has years of musical experience, loves singing, and brings enthusiasm and fun to the group.

What do we sing? One silly song about a carpark! Plus some easy songs like rounds, call and response, and more challenging 3-part harmonies. Our material crosses several genres from world music, gospel, folk, classical… the main criteria is that the songs are enjoyable to sing. Acapella mostly (ie. Unaccompanied). It’s about the joy that comes from blending our voices…. And it’s about having fun.

A choir needs some ‘great’ singers, yes. But it also needs some people who aren’t going to feature or do big impressive solos – it needs some singers to stay in the background and just add bulk to the sound. You don’t have to have a big powerful voice, as long as you’re (mostly) in tune!
Next meeting is the 5th of March from 2.15pm-4.30 pm. Following that, March 12th. We meet at a house on the top of the island. A lift can be arranged if needed.

We always have a break for tea and cake.

Cost- only $10 a week.

For more details, or to get on the mailing list, or join our WhatsApp group, email jessica_mcgowan@yahoo.com.au or call Jessica on 0422 474 279.

Find us on Facebook. www.facebook.com/scotlandislandsingers



WPCA Community Notice

Unacceptable items presented at the Offshore General and Metal Clean Up  - 6th February 2017

After the last General and Metal Clean Up - 6th February, the Council ranger reported numerous items were left at various wharves and on the roadsides that were either unacceptable items (as per Waste Calendar) or put out after collection was completed.

These items have been stickered with yellow illegal dumping stickers and the ranger is currently investigating.

The placing out unacceptable material is considered ‘illegal dumping’ and may attract a fine of up to $ 4,000 for individuals.

Unacceptable items ranged from:
  • E waste
  • Asbestos
  • items too long (1.2m max length),
  • fridges (doors to be removed & free of any food waste),
  • glass (mirrors, tables, panels, shower screens).
If these items (pictured below) belong to you can you please remove them immediately to avoid possible fines.

For more detail click an image
A full list of acceptable items can be found in the waste calendar.

Kind regards
Emma Mackay Waste Education Officer
Northern Beaches Council
P: 9970 1696



Australia's Largest Selling Wine Syndicate Newsletter

All the Wine that's fit to Drink :)

SUNDAY MARCH 26th 2017

It's on again. The autumn tasting is to be held on SUNDAY MARCH 26th 2017. And what a great choice of venue - the truly beautiful boatshed 'SHIRAZ' on the water (not surprisingly) at the home of Ruth and Alan Gaines on the Eastern side of the island.

Your hard working committee have no idea as to the wine selection yet - but we expect to be able to give you the good news very soon. Expect another newsletter within a week or two.

Some of us need a glass of wine after last Friday's experiences. Come and join us to talk and to taste on the 26th March. As always, friends and family are more than welcome to attend.

Best Wishes

Friends signup HERE


The Co-Op Club Presents

March 2017 Bookings

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

Sun March 5: Bec Jenson :image

Bec Jenson is a great Australian singer with a vocal delivery that will give you goosebumps.  She is the daughter of the legendary vocalist Shauna Jenson who is an ex northern beaches gal. Bec will be joining us at the Co-Op club with a fine band playing some great soulful tunes, some that she’s written and some by other artists.

Sun March 12: Sly Dogs :image

Sly Dogs are back after a bit of a break over the summer months. This popular band always bring a great vibe with them, plus some special guests including young vocalist Narelle Lewis. Come and join us for their brand of soul, blues & some pop thrown in for good measure.

Sun March 19: Kate Lush : image

Sun March 19: Kate Lush is taking off into a whole new stratosphere right now. The Aust Blues Chain Award winner is in creative overdrive, turning out a #1 album last year & rocking festival stages & venues all over Australia. Here she is again touring her brand new album LET IT FLY with her unmistakable soulful grit, that red hot band & some great new original songs (one of which hit the U.S IAMA’S Song writing Awards finalist list) Don’t miss this one folks!

Sun March 26: Mid Life Crisis : image

Sun March 26: Mid Life Crisis make their debut at the Co-Op Club.They are a 5 piece band that play a mix of rock n roll classics from artists such as Creedance Clearwater, Santana, Doobie Brothers & Cold Chisel to name a few.

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

C O M I N G   S O O N   T O   T H E   C O-O P   C L U B!!!

APRIL 9:  DRAGON tix $20 bookings essential
MAY 7:    KING TIDE  free entry - bookings essential

MAY 14:    ROBERT SUSZ (ex Dynamic Hepnotics frontman)  free entry - bookings essential

MAY 21:  DOG TRUMPET free entry – bookings essential


Remedial, Pregnancy & KaHuna Massage on SI !

Sunday 5th March - 10am-6pm.

Remedial, Pregnancy & KaHuna Massage on the island again on Sunday 5th March - 10am-6pm.
Health fund rebates available.

Please book online following this link http://embodiedmassage.com.au/scotland-island-bookings

Appointments will be confirmed as the day fills up.

Feel free to contact me for any info - info@embodiedmassage.com.au or 0422 988 501

Jae Lalor


Summer Clearance Deck Sale

Saturday 4 March from 10am

58 Richard Road

(Julian & Nathalie's Place)

deck sale




Fridge for Sale


Small Fisher & Paykel.
Works perfectly except no interior light and a few exterior marks.
Great size for a couple or for a second fridge.

Pick up on island.

Call Boyd 0417 991 499”

4.5m Polycraft For Sale


  • 4.5m polycraft centre console
  • Yamaha 60hp four stroke engine
  • Bilge pump
  • Nav lights
  • Protection bar around motor
  • Safety gear
  • Bimini & clears available

Call Rob
Ph 0419191441



Washed up in Storm 

Large padded seat washed up in storm.

Contact Gareth 0406669686



For Sale   

Please call Judy Readman 0400 454 395

Inflatable dinghy

2.6M Inflatable airdeck dinghy with 3 HP Yamaha outboard, includes foot pump, oars and seat.
Motor and dinghy in excellent condition.
(trailer not included)

$850 or near offer


Perception Triumph 13.0 Sit on top Kayak (4.3M)
Includes rudder kit (installed), kayak wheels and paddle.
Excellent condition. 

$800 or near offer.


For Sale - Commuter Boat

WEBSTER Twin Fisher 4.3, twin hull commuter boat

with YAMAHA 50hp motor.

Very stable boat. Currently fitted with timber wheelchair ramp, which is removable.
Serviced regularly, last full service June 2016 by Johnson Bros Marine Services at Bayview.
New battery June 2016
Yamaha 50hp 4 stroke motor with power tilt, very reliable motor
Large internal petrol tank
Hydraulic Steering
Auto bilge pump, very reliable
Half canopy


Contact Jessica on 0422 474 279

We are also selling an electric golf cart soon, after it has been serviced.


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
 Justice of the Peace  -  Lexie Le Blang 0418399674 or 99992574
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

Northern Beaches Council - 9970 1111  - email  pittwater@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au Web site click here
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
Pittwater Council Cooee! Environmental Newsletter http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/get_involved/cooee_newsletter

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

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Pittwater Offshore Photo Gallery


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