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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

October 1, 2019

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 20, Issue 1080


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What's On

There's always something to do on the Northern Beaches - the hardest thing is picking which event you'll go to next.



Clock Changes in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

6 October 2019, 2:00 am

1 hour Forward

Daylight Saving


Commodore's Cocktail Party

November Saturday 9th from 6:30



Island Garage Sale Weekend

October 20th, 2019, from 9am (recommended)


This is an informal, free event with no strict rules (other than no illegal dumping afterwards).
If you want to let people know where you are and what you have for sale, you can register here:


Pittwater Offshore Wine Syndicate

Sunday October 13 from 3-5pm

Everyone is welcome


Pittwater's Only Wine Syndicate Newsletter
All the Wine that's fit to Drink :)


This is the biggy. This is the important one.
This means summer is approaching.
This means the thirst can be quenched.
This means the Christmas holiday season is approaching.

Tasting is at the wonderful boatshed of Alan and Ruth Gaines on the Eastern side of Scotland Island

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Celebrating 50 years


1st, 2nd, 3rd  November 2019

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The Co-Op Club Presents

October 2019 Bookings

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

Sun October 6:  Dog TrumpetDT
Be quick to book!  A very special event at the Co-Op with DOG TRUMPET.  Featuring brothers Reg Mombassa & Peter O’Doherty, both former members of iconic Australian Aria award winning and Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything. The Mentals having had over 20 top 40 hits in Australia.

Over the last twenty years Dog Trumpet have released five albums: Two Heads One Brain, Suitcase, Dog Trumpet, Antisocial Tendencies and River of Flowers. 2014 they continue their sonic alchemy of roots based, folk, pop, country and semi-abstract blues with their sixth and best release, a double album, Medicated Spirits, an album full of wit, surprise and warmth and driven by Reg's distinctive slide guitar and Peter's melodic acoustic guitar and mandolin.

Monday October 7: Midlife Crisis (Long Weekend Monday)
MCThe Co-Op Club is very pleased to welcome back DRAGON!  Inducted into Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008, Dragon requires no introduction!!  
Having toured Australasia, America and Europe in the 1970's and selling over a million records with songs that surely are, the soundtrack of our lives, you won’t want to miss this very special ticketed event. Bring your friends and bring your family as singer Mark Williams, Pete Drummond on drums and Bruce Reid on guitar bring you their most famous hit’s …like THIS TIME, STILL IN LOVE, SUNSHINE, GET THAT JIVE, APRIL SUN IN CUBA, ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH, RAIN, SPEAK NO EVIL and so many more

Sun October 13: Dragon at the Co-Op Club, SOLD OUT Dragon
That's right, quirky crowd favorites The FUKERS will be back with their crazy bunch of Ukuleles to warm up your winter blues. Bring your friends, bring the kids, bring Grandma & Grandpa but most importantly bring your dancing shoes for yet another afternoon of great tunes and madness. Their last few shows here have packed the joint, so make sure to book a table early, you wouldn't want to miss out on the fun!!

Sun Ocotber 20: Acclaimed Lachy Hamilton 'Alchemy' Album Launch Lachy Hamilton
Lachy Hamilton is part of the new wave of talented jazz musicians to hit the Australian music scene. The Sydney-based saxophonist and composer recently launched his debut album Alchemy to critical acclaim receiving favourable reviews from Australia’s key jazz critics (see below).

Hamilton has toured and performed with jazz luminaries such as James Morrison, Patti Austin, Sarah McKenzie and James Muller at venues around the world including Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club (New York), the Green Mill (Chicago), the 2017 Jazz Educators Network Conference (New Orleans), Telluride Jazz Festival (Colorado), Melbourne’s Hamer Hall and the Sydney Opera House. He tours regularly in Australian capital cities to include Paris Cat in Melbourne; Foundry 616, The Basement (now Mary’s Underground) and LazyBones in Sydney ; Brisbane’s Dee Bop; and Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative. He will be touring New Zealand in early 2020.

Hamilton was a member of the Academy Jazz Orchestra recording the Aria-nominated album “James Morrison with his Academy Jazz Orchestra”. He was a finalist in the James Morrison Scholarship in both 2014 and 2015. He was also selected as one of the 2015 Telluride Jazz All Stars performing in Telluride, Colorado with Denver University’s Josh Quinlan and Bob Montgomery, and American jazz and rhythm and blues saxophonist Ernie Watts. Hamilton is the founder of various groups including “FLIP”, “The Swing Merchants” and “Ekki and the Scatterbrains”. He formed the Lachy Hamilton Quartet and Quintet ensembles, and has performed with the James Morrison Quintet.

He completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the James Morrison Academy of Music in 2017. He studied under Jeff Clayton, Mat Jodrell, Graeme Lyall, Carl Mackey and James Morrison, and was the sole recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Performance Award.
He currently plays with Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection (lead alto), Kwame, as a sideman for various jazz groups, as well as his self-titled ensembles.

The Alchemist reviews:

The Australian, Eric Myers, 11 May 2019 says: “The Alchemist ... album brings together five brilliant young musicians who will be household names in Australian jazz tomorrow.”

The Sydney Morning Herald, John Shand, 29 June 2019 says: “Saxophonist Lachy Hamilton joins a rich tradition of programmatic works of Australian jazz ... “[The Alchemist’s] Urim and Thummin spawns a Hamilton tenor solo showing a striking ability to alchemise a liquid flow of ideas into a much more robust and compelling statement.”

ABC Jazz, Home Cooked, Henry Rasmussen, 25 March 2019 says: “We kick off this week's Aussie jazz playlist with music from a young Sydney saxophonist and composer by the name of Lachy Hamilton. Hear highlights from his release 'Alchemy' - featuring a host of up-and-coming young talent from down under.”

Jazz and Beyond, Barry O’Sullivan, March 2019 says: “This debut album ... [represents] a highly significant milestone for Hamilton, in what promises to be a stellar career for this talented saxophonist and composer. Alchemy is a tasteful and impressive debut that firmly positions him as a distinctive talent to watch.”

Sun October 27th: (NLB) Narelle Lewis BandNLB
The Co-Op’s sell out brand spanking new house band The NLB are back! Fronted by Narelle Lewis (former songstress with The Sly Dogz) this band puts Narelle in the spotlight with her soulful R&B gospel blues voice covering some of her favourite artist, from Bill Withers to Beth Hart. Narelle is backed by Jason Crouch on guitar and vocals, Jason Smith on bass guitar, Aiden Danser on the Nord/keys, and Chuck Bradley in the engine room.  No doubt tables will fill quickly, so grab yours & join us for a fabulous afternoon of great music!

The Waterfront Café’s Co-Op Club presents the finest live music North side of the bridge from 3.30pm every Sunday. Come and immerse yourself in some wonderful music by the waters edge with great friends, your favourite beverage, some wonderful music and a huge range of delicious menu specials. 
1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point – bookings 99796633



Broken Bay Barges & Sydney Commercial Diving Services

Responsible for the removal of 30 derelict and unseaworthy vessels from Pittwater this year and recycled 20 tonnes of their material.

BBB1      BBB2

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J&M Home Property Care



Scotland Island Guitar Group

Guitar Group

Questions, please call me on 0473 425 690.

    House for Rent - Lovett Bay

    Beautiful house
    Waterfront with deep water jetty
    Upstairs - 2 bedroom - 2 marble bathrooms
    Kitchen/lounge/dining plus study/office
    Open fire

    Downstairs- fully self contained studio apartment
    Lots of additional features and entertaining areas
    Available 4th November
    Please call Sophie on 0432611976
    Or email sophie_hay@hotmail.com


    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 Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404 - http://www.sirfb.org.au
    West Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade
    http://www.westpittwater.com.au/rural-fire-brigade/WPRFB-contacts - 9997-3795
    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 Island Kindy in Catherine Park
    • Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    • Times: 8.00am - 6.00pm
    • Before & After School Care
    • 8.00am until walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry until 6.00pm
    • Vacation Care, Casual Care and Playgroup on Fridays
    • Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
    Please call 02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theislandkindy
    Website: http://scotlandislandkindy.business.site/
    Scotland Island Community Hall Bookings:  Lucy Gregg M: 0424 233 674  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/
    John Gavagna 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 – Stone – murraybakker@stonerealestate.com.au – 0449 901 669
    Mark Allan -  www.waterfrontpropertysles.com.au - 0419 777 500

    Services, Clubs & Accommodation

    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
    Justice of the Peace  -  Graham Stenner - 0407216405
    Justice of the Peace  -  Carolyn Milani - 0409914699
    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
    Top water purification system installed for offshore homes:  Call Juliette 0418349448
    Solicitor - Rachel Carter - Carter O'Neill Legal - 0406 239 946
    Island Based Domestic Cleaner - Kath - 0405097424 - kathando@yahoo.com
    Building Design and Drafting Services  - Samuela Madej – Murphy ph. 0450331573
    email: samuelamadej@gmail.com
    Architect / Drafting / 3D sketches / Council submissions services - Sabrina Phillips, NSW Architect 0426223407  - sabrinaaphillips@gmail.com
    Qualified Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage - Mona 0490701213
    Island Based Cleaner - Uses predominantly Organic & Natural Products - Mona 0490701213
    Broken Bay Barges & Sydney Commercial Diving Services - Brent Taylor - 0409 269 404 - taylordmarine@gmail.com
    J&M Property Care - Jamie - 0488665 685, Michelle - 0402 942 063 - Brochure - michellesala00@gmail.com

    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
    Outdoor Circuit Training Classes on Scotland Island - Lowri Dwyer - 0450 201 650 - lowri_89@icloud.com - https://www.facebook.com/lowri.dwyer/
    Dynamic Yoga Saturdays from 8.30am - 10.00am.
    Drop-In Easy Hatha Yoga - Monday Evenings 7:00pm - 8:15pm
    Nadine 0402 752465 / nadineomara@gmail.com


    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
    Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
    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
    Northern Beaches eNewsletter - Sign up for the Northern Beaches Council monthly e-newsletter Northern Beaches Have your Say - https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/council/have-your-say
    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

    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, Sunrise & Sunset
    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

    Join SIRA

    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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