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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 7, 2018

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater

Celebration of Biggi's Life

18 Feb. from 12 noon


Clean Up Oz Day 2018

Clean Up Australia Day is here again - Sunday 4 March


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

International Women's Day Event

If you are interested in being involved in the IWD evening, please come to a planning meeting in the hall! 

Here are the dates of both the planning and the event itself:

Planning Meeting
Saturday 10th Feb @ 2:00pm in The Hall

IWD Event
Saturday 10th Mar @ 7:30pm in The  Hall

Contact – Petra Godfrey (0404 867 768) or Barbara Labram (0400 377 056)

For those wondering how Karmel is faring…..

After an unexpected few days in the Royal North Shore Hospital last December, where under advice Karmel was told not to return to Scotland Island due to health concerns, she has been living with daughter, Heather, since just before Xmas.

Due to poor kidney function, she has just started her first dialysis today at Liverpool Hospital and will need regular treatment three times per week.  Hopefully, this will result in an improvement in her health as the treatment progresses.

Karmel has been assessed as eligible for Residential Respite housing but has been looking for something independently that is close to a Hospital or Dialysis Unit, as well as near Heather who lives at Riverwood.

She feels quite strange about having left her home so abruptly!  She anticipated returning home after her specialist appointment but, instead, was told to go immediately to RNSH Emergency!  She will not be returning to the Island and her belongings have been packed away and stored awaiting a new home.

Once Karmel is stable and has a spring in her step, there will be a farewell held in her honour to celebrate her life as a member of our community for so long and give those who knew her well an opportunity to say adieu.  Keep your eyes open for a notice!!

Cass Gye

Seeking help for injured couple - Residents on Scotland Island

I’m writing on behalf of my parents who are residents of Scotland Island Pam and Colin Bradbury.

Seeking a handy person to assist with household tasks for an injured couple. Rehab restricts both from bending or lifting.

Needing help with:
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting online woolworths shopping
  • unpacking shopping
  • emptying garbage
$30 p/hour from Friday Feb 23.

Please contact Elly Bradbury 0427222239 to discuss further.
Or email: ellybradbury@me.com

Drop Front Barge for Sale

This barge was purpose built for Wheel Chair Access which is no longer required. It is 4200 x 1800 x 600 deep.
It has an 18 Hp. Tohatsu outboard motor & New Fuel tank.

The barge is ideal for transporting building materials or large items.

Price $1000

Please contact Dick 0417661619

Single Bed for Sale bed

  • Single bed including mattress - hardly used
  • Single set of linen
  • Single duvet and cover


Near Bell Wharf

Call Nathalie 0419 432 460


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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