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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

July 1, 2016

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 17, Issue 915


2016 - No Election Polling Booths on Scotland Island

Nearest Election day polling places for the electoral division of Mackellar

Note: Election day polling places open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp.


Loquat Valley Anglican Preparatory School
1977 Pittwater Rd
Assisted wheelchair access

Mona Vale

Mona Vale Memorial Hall
1 Park St
Assisted wheelchair access
Mona Vale Surf Club
Surfview Rd
Not wheelchair accessible
Pittwater High School
Mona St
Assisted wheelchair access


Lakes Parish Hall
21 Lagoon St
Assisted wheelchair access
Narrabeen Lakes Public School
1299 Pittwater Rd
Assisted wheelchair access
RSL Lifecare
RSL ANZAC Village Pompey Elliot Lounge 90 Veterans Parade
Wheelchair accessible


Newport Public School
Stuart St
Assisted wheelchair access
Newport Surf Club
Barrenjoey Rd
Not wheelchair accessible

More details can be found here - http://www.aec.gov.au/




To assist vehicle owners with registering their vehicles, in 1995, SIRA negotiated and obtained permission approval from the RMS for the Fire Station to become a registered inspection station.  Pink slips are issued annually and are valid until the registration date within the year.  Warriewood RMS is aware of this arrangement and will accept renewals with these pink slips.

SIRA supports the registration of all motor vehicles on Scotland Island.  Residents with unregistered vehicles in use are putting the community at risk through the lack of third party liability cover.  Should an accident ever occur that results in injury to the driver, passengers or pedestrians, it would devastate our community.

Please be responsible and make your vehicles available for registration. If your vehicle does not pass registration or you are currently the user of an unregistered vehicle, SIRA recommends that it be removed from the Island.


COST:       $60.00 PER VEHICLE $10.00  S.I.R.F.B. TOTAL: $70.00

This will be a once only inspection - please present vehicles in roadworthy condition
Rejection slips will be issued for vehicles not conforming to RMS regulations


Scotland Island Fire Shed Dinner

Curry Night !

Saturday 9 July

Online booking at www.sirfb.org.au


The Island Players now have another mad farce for you..

a Farce of Nature:


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.


Scotland Island Family Disco - A Big Success

A huge thanks to all who organised, volunteered at and attended the Scotland Island Family Disco on June 25th.

The perfect combination of pumping dance tunes, snacks, fruit juice and drinks for the grown-ups made for a wonderful night. Everyone from toddlers through to upper primary children and their parents had the chance to get their groove on.

All funds raised go to the ever-important Scotland Island Kindy.

Stay tuned for an update on the next fun-filled event - all are welcome to come and join in the fun.

Clea Sherman
+614 20 372 532


Cheryl Crowned Mrs Classic Australia 2016

The Teal Wings of Hope Charity




Young Writers Invited to Open the Doorway

Northern Beaches Council Library is calling on all students to unleash their imagination and write an original story using the theme word ‘Doorway’ for this year’s Young Writers’ Competition.

The Young Writers’ Competition has been running for seven years and last year the competition attracted over 400 entries, with the very best entries being included in the eBook, Treehouse.

Students up to and including those in Year 12 are invited to enter the competition with the final date for entries on Wednesday 27 July.

‘For most writers, all it takes to unleash the imagination and allow a story to grow is an idea and a deadline,’ said Northern Beaches Council Administrator, Dick Persson.

‘This has proven to be true of the young writers with judges finding the standard of entries increasing each year.

Entries will be judged according to characterisation, originality, plot and use of language which will be arranged into six different age group categories.

Winners from each category will be presented with an award at a prestigious ceremony and have their stories published in an eBook to be included in the Library collection.

‘A number of the previous winning entries were written by students who had been encouraged by wonderful teachers and librarians in our local schools. I would be delighted to see even more students and schools involved in the competition this year,’ Mr Persson said.

Entry forms with all details are available at warringah.nsw.gov.au/library and in all Northern Beaches Council Library branches.

Northern Beaches Council Young Writers’ Competition 2016
Tuesday 14 June – Wednesday 27 July
Enter online or at any Northern Beaches Council Library branch
Open to students up to Year 12

For more information on the above media release, to arrange any photos or for anything else please contact our team on media@warringah.nsw.gov.au or call 9942 2678.

Contact: Media Team
Phone: 9942 2678.

Fun Day Fridays Enlivens Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches Council is bringing fun and fitness to Village Park, Mona Vale and Dunbar Park, Avalon every Friday 10am – 4pm, from 1 July to 26 August.

Northern Beaches Council General Manager, Mark Ferguson said that Council’s Enliven winter activation program supports active public spaces.

“By providing infrastructure that encourages outdoor activity during winter we are creating vibrancy in our town and village centres.

“This winter the focus is on Fun & Fitness on Fridays with a series of activities to promote health and wellbeing in our community over the coming months – we’re even providing loads of free sports equipment to play with,” added Mr Ferguson.

Together with the active sessions Council’s library staff will host ‘pop up libraries’ in both Village Park, Mona Vale and Dunbar Park, Avalon Beach to promote literacy and reading enjoyment throughout Pittwater.

During the school holidays there is an action packed line-up with demonstrations from the team and coaches at Manly United Football Club and the Warringah Rugby Club, as well as hula hooping and bubble soccer!

Other games and activities on offer include frisbees, giant games and fitness demonstrations.

Grab family and friends, and for those at work - grab your work mates and limber-up at lunchtime!

A wet weather room will be available at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall and at the Avalon Rec Centre (TBA)

For the full Fun Day Fridays program view the website calendar or download the enliven app

Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1114, 9970 1119



Bark Painting with Chris Tobin

Make up ochre and clay-based paints together to paint the trees outside Mona Vale Library

DATE: 5th Jul 2016
TIME: 10:30am - 11:30am


Local children are invited to join Aboriginal artist and storyteller Chris Tobin share culture and stories as they make up ochre and clay-based paints together to paint the trees outside Mona Vale Library.

Free event but bookings essential on 9970 1600
Mona Vale Library
9970 1600



Friday 15 July, 1pm - 4pm


The Co-Op Club Presents

July 2016 Bookings

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

Sun July 3: Dog Trumpet:image

Dog Trumpet consists of brother's Peter O'Doherty & Reg Mombassa formerly of Mental as Anything. This powerhouse duo of 6 albums and 2 ep's describe their music as roots based psychedelic folk pop. They will join us for the first time at the Co-Op Club on Sun July 3 with a full band consisting of the brothers on guitars, the sublime Bernie Hayes on bass & Ian Sheddon on drums.

Sun July 10:  Tabatha Brownrigg:image

Tabatha Brownrigg & band features Tabatha Brownrigg on vocals, John Kirk bass & Nigel Harris on keys & trumpet. Together they spin their own delectable spin on classic songs from the soul catalogue that includes recordings from artists such as Roberta Flack, Anne Peebles, Stevie Wonder, Eryka Badhu, Amy Winehouse & more..

Sun July 17: Tina Harrod & The Mad Dogs:image

Tina Harrod & The Mad Dogs bring the music from the movie Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen to life with Tina's latest incarnation The Mad Dogs. Come and hear them play this amazing music from the acclaimed film where Joe Cocker & legendary piano player and musical director of the project Leon Russell created definitive versions of music from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Otis Redding and many more..

Sun July 24: The Urban Gypsy Quartet:image

The Urban Gypsy Quartet We welcome back to the Co-Op Club some of Australia's finest Latin/jazz musicians. This instrumental quartet are a contemporary band featuring nylon string guitars, cello & percussion. They represent an exciting direction in Latin Jazz, mixing world music influences with a wide range of styles and genres from breezy Bossa Novas to fiery improvised virtuosity. Each musician is a master of his medium and the results are imaginative, mesmerising & highly evocative.

Sun July 31: Feel The Manouche: image

Feel The Manouche were invited to the Havana International Jazz festival last December & the band is George Washingmachine's latest musical adventure. It has a world music feel though it's use of double bass, guitars, accordion, fiddle & vocal helps the band achieve a strong melodic groove that can take on gypsy waltzes, swing jazz & many other flavours of music from our diverse planet. We invite you to sit back and 'Feel The Manouche.'

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


Nia TERM 3 starts next Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tuesdays 6-7pm Mona Vale Healthspace, 1789 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

Wednesdays 7-8pm Scotland Island Community Hall

Our new routine is a mix of 4 Nia classic routines called "Heartsong". With joy and self-expression at its heart, Nia holisitic dance puts the enjoyment back into keeping fit and healthy.


What to expect in a Nia Class:

Nia is a hybrid of nine different movement techniques – essentially a cross between dance and martial arts – and its core philosophy is to encourage people to feel pleasure when they exercise and condition the body.
Nia classes start with the teacher setting a focus and intent for the practice before guiding students through a choreographed routine that builds in energy and aerobic intensity. The class then slows down to finish with yoga-like stretches and breathing. During class, students are encouraged to let their bodies take the lead, vocalise their movements and really make the dance their own.

Nia allows you to move at your own pace. No-one is pushing you to work harder, improve performance or force that stretch further. The movements are simple and repetitive on purpose, designed to relax and condition the body and bring up feelings of inner connection and joy.

Email Mandy mindfulmovementpractice@gmail.com or call mobile 0411 645 389

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


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 - 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
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
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
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
Offshore a capella choir –  Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on 9997 2035.

Government Organisations

Pittwater Council - 9970 1111  -
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:


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 www.westpittwater.com.au, contact Michael Wiener at treasurer@wpca.org.au

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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