Foresters Park, Tranent

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Foresters Park, Tranent
LocationLindores Drive, St Martin's, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland EH33 1JB
Coordinates 55°56′39″N2°56′55″W / 55.94417°N 2.94861°W / 55.94417; -2.94861

Foresters Park is a sports ground and former greyhound racing track in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland. [1]

Tranent town in East Lothian (formerly Haddingtonshire), Scotland

Tranent is a town in East Lothian, in the south-east of Scotland. It is near the A1 road, 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Prestonpans and about 9 miles (14 km) east of Edinburgh. It is one of the oldest towns in East Lothian, and built on a gentle slope, about 90 metres (300 ft) above sea level. The population of the town is approximately 12,582, an increase of over 4,000 since 2001, making it the second most populated town in East Lothian after Musselburgh. Tranent was formerly a major mining town, but now serves as a commuter town for Edinburgh.

East Lothian Council area of Scotland

East Lothian is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area. The county was also known as Haddingtonshire.

Scotland Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Facilities include two floodlit training areas, a 3G pitch and climbing wall. The sports ground is administered by East Lothian Council.

Artificial turf surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass

Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass. However, it is now being used on residential lawns and commercial applications as well. The main reason is maintenance—artificial turf stands up to heavy use, such as in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming. Domed, covered, and partially covered stadiums may require artificial turf because of the difficulty of getting grass enough sunlight to stay healthy. Artificial turf does have its downside, however: limited life, periodic cleaning requirements, petroleum use, toxic chemicals from infill, and heightened health and safety concerns.

The Tranent greyhound track was built around the football ground at Foresters Park in 1936. [2] The opening night for greyhound racing was 7 July 1936. [3] and racing took place two evenings per week with the gate money being shared with the landlords, the Tranent Juniors F.C. [4] The greyhound racing which was independent (unaffiliated to a governing body) ended in the mid-fifties.

Tranent Juniors Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of Tranent, East Lothian. The team plays in the East of Scotland Football League Premier Division having moved from the junior leagues in 2018. Despite leaving the junior leagues, the club has retained the term "Juniors" as part of their identity. Their home ground is Foresters Park and club colours are maroon.

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