Place-name etymology has always been something of a guessing game, but it has long been assumed that the latter half of “Skåne-Tranås” indicates that it was the location of swampy land where cranes—the birds, not the construction machines!—would nest. Much of this wetland region of Skåne was drained for agricultural purposes, of course—but in recent decades, there have been efforts to restore the swamps and bogs to serve as carbon sinks and ecosystemic niches, and the cranes (among other charismatic critters) have started to return.
(Those of you in Skåne on a Sevilla card may want to look at taking work on one of these projects, which tend to attract a younger, fitter crowd, and as a result can be quite lively, particularly when the season ends.)
The village itself doesn’t have much going on, though there’s a charming little church and a scattering of old buildings, plus a few galleries—this is still, just about, a part of Österlen! It might also make a good alternative if you can’t find somewhere to stay in Brösarp… but the main reason to visitors to stay here is to be first in the queue for the “dark dining” vespers dinners at Mariavall abbey.