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Tranent Town Information

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Tranent - Photo © Richard Webb
Tranent - Photo: Richard Webb CCL

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An important coal-mining centre from the 13th century, Tranent is more famous as the tragic scene of a notorious massacre when a militia shot dead miners angry about being forced to join the British army in 1797.

More recently, Tranent became the unwitting butt of a standing joke when the local actor Gordon Kennedy turned it into the fictional town of Stoneybridge in the TV comedy series.