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It is one of the oldest towns in East Lothian, and built on a gentle slope, about 300 feet above sea level.The population of the town is approximately 11,642, an increase of over 3,000 since 1991.The nineteenth century saw a slowdown in industrial growth and, gradually, industry centralised and moved to larger centres.The coal industry had peaked and the twentieth century brought about a slow, but terminal decline.Coal was first mined in Tranent Parish when Robert de Quincy granted rights in the early-thirteenth century to the monks of Newbattle to mine at Prestoungrange, which was then part of that parish.Soon many wealthy families in the parish joined the rush to mine coal.Tranent is now a commuter town supporting East Lothian and more specifically; Edinburgh.

A dessert shop called Sweet Haven is also located in Tranent, which sells ice cream, sweet desserts and "pick and mix" candies.There are also three bookmakers – Ladbrokes, Betfred and William Hill.The town's leisure centre "The Loch Centre" has a swimming pool, children's soft play area, fitness gym and sports halls.One of the 12 victims, Jackie Crookston, is depicted on the memorial that commemorates the dead in Civic Square.In connection with the annual commemoration of the Battle of Prestonpans (originally called the Battle of Gladsmuir, and then renamed the Battle of Tranent, before many decades later being renamed the Battle of Prestonpans) there are plans to recreate a small portion of the Tranent to Cockenzie Waggonway.

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