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Main Road, Macmerry (geograph 2789407).jpg
Main Road, A199, Macmerry
Macmerry is located in East Lothian
Macmerry shown within East Lothian
Population 1,113 
OS grid reference NT434723
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TRANENT
Postcode district EH33
Dialling code 01875
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°56′28″N 2°54′22″W / 55.941°N 2.906°W / 55.941; -2.906Coordinates: 55°56′28″N 2°54′22″W / 55.941°N 2.906°W / 55.941; -2.906

Macmerry (Gaelic: Magh Mhoire) is a large village located on the old A1 (now renumbered the A199) just east of Tranent.

The village has a primary school with a roll of around 100.

Macmerry Industrial Estate

There is an industrial estate to the east of the town. Originally this area was part of the Macmerry Aerodrome, also known as Penston, which closed in 1953.

There was a railway branch line until 1960 which served the local coal mines.

In 2009 a community based history project was launched by the Living Memory Association. The Macmerry Lives project collected memories of the school, pottery making, the aerodrome, mining industry and local farming.

Macmerry now boasts a range of facilities that have grown as the village has expanded, some of these include:

  • Macmerry Miners Welfare Club
  • Large football field
  • 3 children's parks including a large playpark for older and younger kids next to the football field
  • Village shop
  • Bowling green
  • 1 car garage
  • Pizza Den, a local favourite takeaway
  • School with nursery facilities
  • Men's Shed
  • R&R Butchers/Deli

Many teams from around East Lothian often play at Macmerry football pitches, while the bowling club is often busy especially on Friday nights for the league matches.


Macmerry has two major bus networks First and Lothian Buses

First's 106/108/X6/X8 all serve the village town towards either Dunbar or Haddington

Lothian Buses service 104 which is owned by Lothian Country Buses serves the area and continue on towards Gladsmuir and then Haddington. Macmerry is in Zone C of Lothian Country Buses fare zone map, Alongside Gladsmuir, Ormiston and Pencaitland.

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