New land signs

Scottish migrants Islay (10), Brian, Romaine and Ciera (15) Kilgour.
Scottish migrants Islay (10), Brian, Romaine and Ciera (15) Kilgour.

ALMOST half of the buyers in a new Yanchep estate were born overseas, according to the developer.

Peet Ltd also found 38 per cent of buyers at Yanchep Golf Estate came from the UK, including Scottish-born Brian and Romaine Kilgour.

The couple moved to Perth in 2005 with their daughters Ciera (15) and Islay (10), became citizens in 2010, and recently bought a block in Yanchep.

‘There’s so much emotion invested in the entire process, first in the decision to emigrate and then once you arrive, establishing a new life and integrating into Australian culture, but we’ve never looked back, WA is our home now,’ Mrs Kilgour said.

‘When we first started planning our move to Australia, I’ll admit that I had imagined owning a homestead with a swing chair on the veranda overlooking a bit of land.

‘We realised pretty quickly that this wasn’t quite the reality but buying in Yanchep has brought us a significant step closer to a achieving our dream home and a lifestyle that made travelling to the other side of the world well worthwhile.

‘We loved Yanchep immediately ” it’s so tranquil and unspoilt and has such a homely feel.’

In early April, the developer released 24 lots in the estate, which will eventually contain about 1500 households.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2011 Census found suburbs with the most residents born in the UK included Jindalee (43 per cent), Mindarie (34 per cent), Connolly (33 per cent), Burns Beach (32 per cent) and Carramar (32 per cent).