Linlithgow is a former Royal Burgh in West Lothian, Scotland. Linlithgow is Gaelic for "loch in a damp hollow." The town's coat of arms features a black bitch dog against an oak tree, after a legend of a black greyhound whose master was sentenced to starve to death on an island in Linlithgow loch. She used to swim from the town every day with food for him, and managed to save his life. The townspeople took the symbol of the dog's loyalty and bravery as their own. People in Linlithgow are now proud to be known as "Black Bitches", and the local pub named "The Black Bitch" is one of Scotland's oldest pubs.