Scotland Island

Island in Pittwater, north of Sydney, part of the traditional country of the Guringai people.

Name
Alternate
Pitt Island
Property
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Part of
- 2016
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Part of
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Type

Scotland Island

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Part of the country of the Guringai people, Scotland Island was granted to Andrew Thompson, a Scottish convict, in 1810. He set up salt works, and built ships there from 1806. The island remained rural until 1906 when it was subdivided, and holiday homes built there. From the 1960s more permanent residents lived there, undeterred by the ferry access, and building a strong community.