East Lothian Pub Boasts "Grotesque" Ceiling

The earliest example of a Renaissance painted ceiling in Scotland, originally painted at Prestongrange House in 1581, but later removed for preservation, has been reproduced at a nearby East Lothian pub.

The original figures painted on the ceiling of Prestongrange House were somewhat bawdy in nature, but according to Adele Conn, marketing manager of the Gothenburg Tavern, the risque images on the original painting had been "cleaned up" for a modern audience. Refurbishment of the pub took over six years, allowing time for the recreation of the ceiling.