Crest: A dove holding in its beak a sprig of olive, all Proper
Motto: Mercy Is My Desire
Origin of Name: Descriptive, meaning ‘long’ or ‘tall’
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
Laing Clan tartan
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From the word ‘long’ or ‘tall’. In 1357 Thomas Laing engaged that Dumfries shall pay part of the ransom of king David II.
Thomas Layng, who was a notary public in Edinburgh in 1461, is also recorded in 1467 as Thomas Laing (burgess and notary public).
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