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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach
July 1, 2014
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 15, Issue 781

  • Gwyn's Illustration
  • Line 1 (one)  Water users
  • Winter Solstice Festival
  • Scotland Island Fire Shed DInner
  • Kindy News
  • Own a painting of the Curlew
  • Local Council Notices
  • ACS for Women
  • Author Talks
  • Floor Sanding on Scotland Island
  • Kids Yoga on the Island
  • Co-Op Club July Bookings
  • WOW Group Report
  • Pop Up Shop
  • Wanted to Rent
  • For Sale
  • Lost
  • Found
  • The Local Contact Guide
  • Join SIRA
  • Archived Newsletters
  • Your subscription Information

  • Gwyn's Illustration
    'The Threat'

    To download a full version  of this months image ready for printing,  just click on the  image.

    You can contact Gwyn Perkins by email at g.perkins@gwyn.com.au


    To all who purchase water on Line 1

    Thank you for your support during the last ten months as I have been learning to assist you to purchase water from Line 1.

    I am going away on 6th July till end August.

    Thanks to Nathalie Muir (0419432460 nathalie@muir.net) who will look after Line 1 till I return.

    I look forward to helping you further from September.
    All the best & thank you


    A Reminder:
    2014-2015 SIRA membership is due by 1st July.

    No water bookings can be confirmed after 30th June without $20 deposited into the membership account.

    Account details;
    St. George Bank  BSB 112-879  A/C 161 070 923 SIRA.

    Please identify your direct debit with 'your last name', 'Line 1' and 'Mem' in the reference field.
    (no cash)


    Please complete a 2014-2015 SIRA membership form -  click here to download  and put in PO Box 70 at Church Point or scanned and emailed to cassgye@spin.net.au.

    Thank you again


    Winter Solstice Festival

    Winter solstice festival wrap up
    and thank yous and Oxfam Donations

    click image to load the flyer

    What's the one thing you would change about Scotland Island?

    As you might know, Boyd Attewell was moving around the festival asking people two questions; what would be the one thing they would change about the island, and what was the one thing they would keep the same.
    Here is a quick compilation of answers to the first question.


    The humour and quirkiness of the islanders can't help but shine through on this stunning winters day.

    Boyd Attewell
    0417 991 499

    Online Images Library

    Click any image to go to the online gallery

    Note we are always looking for more Offshore community images to add to the Scotland Island online photo galleries.


    Scotland Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner

    at the Fire Shed
    Saturday July 12 from 7.00 pm 

    click image to load flyer

    Tickets can now be purchased ONLINE at  new SIRFB web site.




    Scotland Island Kindy

    Position Vacant
    Kindergarten Office Administration Internship

    Scotland Island Kindy is a non-profit community based preschool servicing offshore families for children 18 months to 5 years of age.  At Scotland Island Kindy we provide a creative play-based and active learning environment where the children’s well-being and happiness is our top priority.

    Our beautiful Kindy is excited to offer an Internship program to an interested and motivated high school leaver to join our experienced and enthusiastic team of early childhood educators.  The program we are offering includes up to 10 paid hours a week in the office carrying out childcare centre specific administrative duties. The position would suit not only a candidate interested in gaining credible office administration experience but also anyone interested in a career in Early Childhood Teaching.

    Assistance with obtaining the Working With Children Check will be provided by SIOCS.

    If you are interested in being a part of the fabric of the offshore lifestyle whilst gaining practical administrative skills and experience please submit your resume to Bec; director@siocs.com.au
    call Bec on 9979 7856 to find out more.

    Scotland Island Kindy; where people and business come together to work, live, play and learn in a natural environment.


    Scotland Island Kindy is a non-profit community based preschool servicing offshore families for children 18 months to 5 years of age.  At Scotland Island Kindy we provide a creative play-based and active learning environment where the children’s well-being and happiness is our top priority.

    We are offering free trial days for new friends to come along and experience the magic of early childhood learning with our experienced and enthusiastic educators.  Your child will be immersed in creative, play based learning in our wonderful native setting.  We think it is a great opportunity to meet and play with other children and try out our program and Centre.

    Our trial days are available any time of the year and we are always accepting new enrolments.  The trial period is either 4 half days or 2 full days.

    Centre Hours
    Tuesday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm

    If you are interested in coming to check out our Centre please get in touch with our Director, Bec; director@siocs.com.au
    or call Bec on 9979 7856 to find out more.

    Scotland Island Kindy; where our community comes together to work, live, play and learn in a natural environment.


    Own this beautiful painting of the much loved ‘Curlew’

    Here’s a wonderful opportunity to own this beautiful painting of "The Curlew” by Di Watts  - whilst supporting Oxfam’s projects.

    Long term resident and Scotland Island artist, Di Watts has generously donated this work to raise funds for the Oxfam Kilimanjaro Challenge.
    (Emmie Collins is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to raise much needed funds for Oxfam and to promote awareness of their initiatives to reduce global poverty)
    For further information plus how and where Oxfam operates go to:https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/events/view/759


    Curlew by Night’ by Di Watts  - 550 x 700  - $250.00

    To hang this mesmerising canvass on your wall please contact:

    Emmie Collins – emstar@tpg.com.au/ 0405 330 781
    Thank you Di !!


    Local Council Notices

    Local Services - Waste and Recycling
    Zone Waste & Recycling Collection Calendars

    The new Waste and Recycling calendar July to December, 2014 for Scotland Island and Western Foreshores is now available to view: HERE

    click image to load calendar.

    Kids on the Coast
    Pittwater Council’s Winter Program set to revitalise the cooler days

    During the July school holidays the Coastal Environmental Centre (CEC) is heating things up with some fantastic adventures.

    Winter is a great time to explore our beautiful coast.  Whales are migrating to warmer waters, making it an ideal time to get up-close-and-personal with the wonders of our natural environment.

    Monday 30 June - The Nutty Professor

    Put on your lab coat and enter the Nutty Professor’s Lab at the CEC! We’ll discover what’s happening in the world of science and learn how to answer questions using the Scientific Method – just like real scientists!

    Tuesday 1 July - Washed-up Coastal Survivor

    Imagine being marooned on a deserted island.  Enjoy a fun outdoor adventure where, as castaways, we explore our local beaches and bushland looking for ways to survive in the natural environment.  Learn about finding food, water and shelter as well as some great bushcrafts using materials we find along the way.

    Wednesday 2 July - Art Workshop

    Get inspired these holidays and create some amazing and special pieces.  A professional artist will guide you in creating some amazing artworks. This is a fantastic opportunity for any budding Picassos to learn some artistic techniques and let your inner artist grow!  These two special workshops will focus on the coast and will let you experiment with lots of different techniques.

    Monday 7 July - Reptile Romp

    Are you interested in reptiles?  Would you love the chance to meet some of our scaly friends? Come to the CEC and learn about our native reptiles and get the chance to meet them up close.  Some of these guys are the closest thing to a living dinosaur!

    Tuesday 8 July - Nutty Professor’s Lab

    Enter the Nutty Professor’s Lab at the CEC.   Can you make something move without touching it? Can you send secret messages with a lemon? Does water have a skin?  We’ll discover what’s happening in the world of science and learn how to answer questions using the Scientific Method – just like real scientists!

    Wednesday 9 July - The Not so Scary world of Sharks & Wild about Whales

    Come to the CEC and learn more about our creatures of the deep. Find out about our friends the sharks and what makes them so special for our oceans. We will also have a whale of a time learning all about the many interesting features of the largest animal on earth.

    Thursday 10 July Rock - Platform Rambles

    Ever wondered what lives in a rock pool? We’ll have a great adventure exploring the coastline and all the amazing creatures that call our rock pools and rock platform home.

    Friday 11 July - Beachcombing Investigators

    Enjoy a day beachcombing and other fun activities by the sea. We’ll learn what lives in the lagoon and what gets washed up on the shore. Begin at the “Kids on the Coast” HQ by examining our collection of specimens and touch-table, before embarking on a trail of discovery to find your very own washed up treasures.

    Time: All activities run from 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Cost:  $55.
    Bookings: are essential
    For more information:  www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/ceckids or phone 1300 000 232

    Click flyer to read more about the program

    Holiday Craft at Mona Vale Library image

    Hey kids! Come in for a drop in session making crafts inspired by Aboriginal art

    Pelican Room - Mona Vale Library - 1 Park Street Mona Vale

    Between 10am & 12.30pm

    Kindy to 12 years

    Not necessary - just drop in! (Parents are to stay with young children).

    Thursday 10 July

    More info:
    Call Mona Vale Library on 9970 1600

    Hey kids! Come in for a drop in session making crafts inspired by Aboriginal art

    Join us at Mona Vale Library
    imagefor A Guringai Festival Event

    Pelican Room - Mona Vale Library
    1 Park Street Mona Vale

    11.30am to 12.30pm

    Tuesday 8 July

    5-12 years (Children 7 and under will require parental supervision)


    Numbers are limited so please book on

    9970 1600 or at the front desk

    For more information call Rebeccah on 9970 1622.

    Movies at Mona Vale Libraryimage

    Mona Vale Library
    1 Park Street Mona Vale


    Wednesday 2 July 2014


    Bookings essential at the front desk or by phone on 9970 1600
    Refreshments will be available for a nominal charge.

    Children under seven (7) will require parental supervision.

    For more information: Phone 9970 1600


    Australian Computer Society - ACS WOMEN
    How to Become a Tech Girl Superhero

    Microsoft Office
    1 Epping Road
    North Ryde NSW 2113

    Date:  Wednesday 2nd July 2014
    Time: 9:00am Morning Tea and Registration  - 9:30am start until 12:00pm

    Bring your daughters to our fabulous event at Microsoft where we show them how to become a Tech Girl Superhero.

    This morning event is designed in two parts
    1. 30 minutes with our guest speakers – Jenine Beekhuyzen (Director of Tech Girls Movement) and Pip Marlow (Managing Director of Microsoft Australia)
    2. 2.5 hours of activities for both parents/carers and their daughters.
    • Daughters (primary school)  – get involved in solve problem activities, games, create your own superhero, Microsoft entertainment games, play Xbox and seeing how people work in their day job at Microsoft and find out about studying at Uni. Women studying ICT at UTS will accompany your daughters through their activities
    • Parents, carers and high school girls – hear about why ‘Tech Girls are Superheroes’ works, meet some of the superheroes, meet university students studying ICT and explore the day job of ICT.
    For more details go to this link - HERE



    A Healing Hug for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

    All about caring grieving and making life better
    by Elizabeth Postle

    Are you struggling with grief, at the same time as coping with the day to day demands of a loved one with Alzheimer’s? This book is a practical guide for caregivers, demonstrating the best practical coping techniques of every day problems as well as
    tackling topics such as grief and how to look after
    yourself too.

    English born Elizabeth Postle became a nurse and ended her 45 year career running her own nursing home. She nursed many dementia patients during her long career. She and her
    husband retired to Australia in 2000.

    Elizabeth took out a Local Achievement Award as part of the 2014 NSW Seniors Week.

    Her daughter Lesley edited the book, A Healing Hug for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.
    Date: Thursday 10 July 2014


    Venue: Mona Vale Library

    1 Park Street, Mona Vale


    Phone: 9970 1600


    & Timber Decking Restoration

    Want to say thanks to everyone for the great response we have had so far, we have been flat out ever since!

    After many enquiries we realised we need to clarify what we actually can do!
    • Internal Floor Sanding and Polishing, including:
    punching nails
    gap filling
    boards repairs
    your choice of natural oil or best quality water-based finish

    • Timber decking restoration, including:
    all outdoor timber
    timber screening,
    outdoor furniture,
    house external high pressure washing
    pressure washing slippery outdoor steps.

    • Repairs & Board Replacement
    Outdoor decking restoration can be anything from a simple wash and re-coat, to countersinking or nail punching, sanding off old finish and re-oiling. If you're not sure, just ask!

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    We use Livos chemical-free natural oil or Synteko low VOC water-based floor finish for a natural, safe and healthy home.

    Local for Locals.

    References available on request... or maybe just ask your neighbour!


    Kids Yoga on Scotland Island!

    Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:15pm in the Community Hall beginning 22nd July

    $10 per child, ages 4 - 12 years

    Only a few of the benefits of yoga for kids include
    • greater sense of well being
    • better ability to deal with conflict
    • better able to handle negative thoughts
    • positive improvements in communication skills
    • improved sleep patterns……
    click poster to load flyer

    For more information go to  www.consciouslifeyoga.com.au


    The Co-Op Club Proudly Presents July Bookings
    at Church Point Cafe

    Artists play between 3-6pm

    Sun July 6:  Liza Ohlback
    Liza Ohlback covers all styles of blues, including jazz, gospel, soul & swamp. With a voice that can growl, howl or soothe your furrowed brow this 2013 triple blues ‘Chain Award’ winner for her album Trouble Goin Down can deliver her unique style with frankness and a wicked sense of humour. She will be joined by Rick Melick on keys/vox, Chris Frazier bass and Greg Ohlback on drums/vox.

    ...”Liza is a class act…”  -  Brian Lizotte

    Sun July 13:  The Fieldimage
    The Field is a band and their music is a meeting place of styles. You can hear jazz, blues, country and Celtic influences with hints of Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell as well as Little Feat and the more obscure Celtic leanings of Pentangle and Richard Thompson. Canadian born slide guitarist and the band’s founder Bruce Reid also plays guitar with Sydney’s renown jazz group The Catholics and is the guitarist for the legendary Oz rock band Dragon and has also worked  alongside singer Wendy Matthews for well over a decade.

    ..”The Field’s music is immediately friendly, drawing the listener in with it’s obvious warmth and drawling geniality. With greater familiarity we find that, while it is by no means urban music, nor is it quite country. Perhaps it may be best described as Arcadian, given it’s pervasive stillness and radiant sense of contentment..”  John Shand – SMH
    Sun July 20:  The Sly Dogsimage
    Scotland Island locals and the Co-Op Club house band return to give you your monthly dose of rockin soul blues…a great way to end your weekend and start your week.

    Sun July 27:  The Rob Woolf Trio
    The Rob Woolf Trio featuring Rob Woolf on keys & vocals, Rowan Lane bass & Miles Thomas on drums have collectively played with a who’s who of Australian talent from Diesel to Karise Eden, from hip hop artist Phrase to Luke Steele or Silverchair and Ms Murphy.  They have backed the Jamaican Rocksteady great, Stranger Cole, blues legend Eugene Bridges, and are members of the best- loved reggae outfit, King Tide. Their performance at the Co-Op Club will give us a taste of a more bare bones approach playing the music they love from Jamaica, New Orleans with blues and soul from Memphis and Chicago.

    1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point
    Ph: 9999 2793 for bookings



    WOW Group 2014
    Hi everyone

    We had the most delightful lunch and everyone made beautiful french food and the day could not have been better with both Robbie and Angela who are relatively new to the area meeting the locals.

    Robbie gave a very interesting talk  as she has lived in France for some time and teaches French @ St Luke's.

    A big thank to Carolyn for providing the venue and we all told hilarious stories and nobody made a quiche !

    Angela Cooney is hosting at the end September / early October and her home is in Elvina Bay and her subject is zoology.

    The girls have voted for girls only next time so sorry to those who had other ideas WOW will stay as WOW .


    Antonia & Robbie


    Pop Up Shop shop

    Hi all, my little Pop Up Shop will be open over the school holidays for orders, fittings and purchases on Thursdays and Fridays. (weather pending)

    One Little Vintage Shop is located at Bell Wharf lower steps, half way down on right hand side.

    Please feel free to inquire about Winter Jackets and Winter Capes for men,women and children.
    All clothing garments are handmade by myself here at home on beautiful Scotland island.
    Also available for purchase will be women's and children's dresses,skirts,tops and cotton pants.

    My sign will be out each day so feel free to have a chat and let me know what you are needing Ordered or Purchased.

    I will have clothes on display Thursdays and Fridays for school holidays.
    Welcome to try on for sizing.

    Lay-bys welcome.I also do the odd mending job here and there.

    Come say hi......
    Cheers Essie


    Wanted to Rent

    Long time off-shore resident of 30 years seeks garden/granny flat/boatshed for long term rental as a result of current property being put on the market.

    A quiet and private person, who is willing to contribute to garden and property maintenance.

    Please call Corinne on 0414 261 544.


    For Sale
    Golf Cart

    Electric “ CLUB CAR “ golf cart $1500

    Contact Jan or Peter
    9986 0172

    Polycraft Tuff Tender & Yamaha 2 stroke 15 hp

    Boat and engine are both 2013 and hardly used.
    (Only on 4th tank of fuel)


    Tel. 0411 436084



    17-foot yellow “Storm” ocean kayak with rudder, storage compartments fore and aft.
    Went missing from our jetty on the east side of Scotland Island o/a 14 June; slipped its tie-down and went “float-about.”

    Water Police have not recovered it.
    We would greatly appreciate any information as to its whereabouts.

    Please contact Alan 0411 211 190


    Found found

    These were found 2 weeks ago in a plastic bag at commuter wharf.

    Contact is 0418253870.

    PS pick up is house at Bell Wharf.


    The Local Guide
    Community Information

    Scotland Island Web Site  www.scotlandisland.org.au
    What's On in Pittwater - Self Editing Event Calendar 
    click to go to the Calendar
    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 Application - click here to download
    West Pittwater Community Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
    Scotland Island Water
    SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click here for information and contacts
    Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click here to download
    Scotland Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island & Offshore Childrens Services)
    Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service)  7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues, Weds, Thurs & Friday)
    Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility & Equipment Hire
    For information call 02 9979 7856 or email:  siocs@comcen.com.au
    Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  Kez on 9999 4092 or kezborthwickbolton@gmail.com
    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 your door on Scotland Island. Contact Graeme on 0419 460 331 or click here for full details
    Justice of the Peace - Bob Bolton - 9999 4092
    Justice of the Peace - Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
    Justice of the Peace - Bob Mitchell (Mackeral Beach) - 0419 745 628
    Justice of the Peace - Maureen Anderson - Morning Bay resident. - 02 9997-2659 or  0417-279-346
    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  www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31  
    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 with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
    Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
    @ Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes  - Nathalie - 9999 4449
    Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
    Dynamic Yoga  - Tuesday PM. & Saturday AM. Phone nadine 0402 752465 nadineomara@gmail.com
    Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes – Friday 10-11 am. Chris 0416221040 or chris@syntivityaustralia.com

    Gurdjieff / The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979 3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
    Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781
    WOW - Women on Water - meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
    Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma trysemz@tpg.com.au
    Scotland Island Players - contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
    Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
    Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group, 1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
    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  - email  pittwater_council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au  Web site click here
    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:

    Scotland Island Tides, Moon phases, Sun rise & set
    Local Weather Forecasttop
    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
    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
    Join SIRA
    You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here. Please print the page and return the completed form to SIRA at this address:

    The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105.

    Please NO CASH.

    Contact SIRA at

    Join WPCA
    To join the Western Pittwater Community Association
    www.wpca.org.au, contact Michael Wiener at

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    The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au

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