From roots in early 12th century Scotland the Lindsays stamped their memorable mark on the nation’s frequently turbulent history over subsequent centuries.
Renowned for their martial ardour and knightly valour they were rewarded with a host of honours and today are recognised as the proud holders of the premier earldom of Scotland.
One notable early bearer of the name was the royal courtier, diplomat, and poet Sir David Lindsay of the Mount, born near Cupar, in Fife, in about 1486.
Known as the Poet of the Reformation, he was the author of the satirical drama The Three Estates that was performed before James V and his court in Linlithgow palace in 1540.
In the world of science, James Bowman Lindsay was the Forfarshire weaver who in 1854 patented a system of telegraphy through wireless, decades before Marconi gained popularity and credit for his own system.
Read here of the inspiring legacy of the Lindsays.