Clan Livingstone of West Lothian, Scotland; descended from an Anglo-Saxon called Levingus whose father was exiled in Scotland after the Norman Conquest. His great grandson Sir William Livingstone had three sons, the two youngest submitted to Edward I of England in 1296, the eldest son followed King David II in the invasion of England in 1346 and was captured at the Battle of Durham in 1346. He negotiated the release of David from the English and was rewarded with the Barony of Callendar. Sir Alexander Livingstone of Callendar was a guardian of the infant James II. The family were instrumental in tricking the Earl of Douglas and his brother in 1440 to a banquet where they were murdered. Sir Alexander was then captured by the Douglases and one of his sons was murdered. Another son, Sir James Livingstone, was created captain of Stirling Castle and later Great Chamberlain of Scotland. He was raised to the peerage as Lord Livingstone in 1458. He died without issue and the title devolved upon his nephew, John.
Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, argent, three gilleflowers gules, within a double tressure counterflory vert (Livingstone); 2nd and 3rd, sable, a bend between six billets or (Callandar); overall, on an inescutcheon of pretence, azure, an oak tree within a bordure argent, charged with eight gilleflowers gules.
Crest: A demi savage, wreathed about the head and middle with laurel, vert, holding on his dexter shoulder a club, and in his sinister hand a serpent nowed.
Motto: Si je puis (If I can).