A church of gaudy colours?
Most recently revealed is red paintwork around the gold lettering on the front of the North Loft. And as if this wasn't exciting enough, exploratory delicate removing of the upper layers of varnish has revealed the beginnings of a curve around the lettering.
All this was discovered by a conservator from AOC archaeology when she was undertaking 3 days of initial work in order to advise on how to best conserve the loft front.
The two most spectacular pieces of coloured painting already known about in the church are the amorial panels of Sir Kenneth and Lady Mackenzie, and his painted pew panels - re-used in the North Loft
Other evidence of colouring in the church can be found in the green and golden lettering of the old west loft front (now hidden below a pew) and in fragments of pink paint revealed through scraping of top layers of wall paint.
The trick now will be to try to determine the ages of all these hints of colour - and then, of course, the really big challenge - what period to present the church in?