George Livingston was born in Edinburgh in 1845.
His parents were Andrew and Mary Livingston (nee Mary Aitken).
George was educated at Daniel Stewart's College and was Dux in his year.
He trained as a tailor from an early age and in the 1861 census was already listed as a Tailor.
George worked as a Cutter for Marshall & Aitken, 27 & 29 North Bridge Edinburgh. They were a Civil and Military tailors established in 1770.
George married his first wife Rose Jordon.
By 1881 George and Rose had moved to Dunbar and he worked as a cutter for Daniel Smith 55 High Street.
After his wife Rose died, George married Lucy Elizabeth Mitchel on the 29th of July 1887.
Georges' son Andrew was born in Dunbar in 1888.
In November 1895 Tailor, Alexander McAdam of Castle Douglas died. His widow sold the tailoring business at 96 King street to George Livingston.
George Livingston moved his business to 75 King Street after the building was renovated.
George and Lucy Livingston and family in 1906.
Altogether they had produced 13 children by the end of 1906. Andrew, Lucy, Mary and Emily were born in Dunbar. James, George, Annie, Henry, Elsie, Robert, Margaret, Elizabeth and Albert were all born in Castle Douglas.
George and Lucy's seven daughters
After winning the gold medal his tailoring business grew dramatically, George enrolled the help of city tailor E M Glazebrook to supplement production. Ted and his wife May, became life long friends with George.
Jessie was an astute business woman and needlewoman extraordinaire, she was still actively involved in the business in her 80's.
in 1962 Andrew was born.
In later years Ted Glazebrook helped train Georges' son Andrew. He was sent to Ipswich to serve the last three and a half years of his apprenticeship under Ted's expert eye.
Andrew started his training after School and working on Saturdays.
After his initial training at home Andrew went to E M Glazebrook in Ipswich to finish his apprenticeship.
Andrew Married Susan Gerogina Clarke in March 1984.
Derek Jackson, an agent for Scabal cloth, helped Andrew up skill by introducing him to various Savile Row Tailors. Through this Andrew spent time working for the iconic Edward Sexton in Savile Row.
Edward with Peter Ozbourne who also took Andrew under his wing.
Salvo Cannia was an extremely talented tailor from Sicily, as well as helping Andrew develop his tailoring skills he ended up a life long friend.
Andrew and his family visited Sicily with Salvo many times and even drove from Scotland on one occasion.