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What We Do

Bringing together Scotland's performance traditions.

Trad Arts have enjoyed a long and meaningful history in Scotland. For centuries, these art forms served as the main outlet for our creative minds and energies, the vehicle for our emotions & the catalyst in bringing us together.

Some of these traditions have broad roots. Others have been more recently developed. But whatever their origins, they continue to have great significance & value for us today.

Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland (TRACS) brings together Scotland's performance traditions – storytelling, music & dance – to encourage and support collaboration across art forms, and effectively promote traditional art activities, developing partnerships with organisations that can benefit from our resources.

Click 'Play Video' to hear more from TRACS Trustee, Gary West.

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Delve into the richness of Scotland’s intangible heritage.

Search our database of traditional arts resources, divided into three main categories: dance, music & storytelling.

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The Latest from TRACS

Karen Matheson, Brìghde Chaimbeul and Dàimh among artists to have concerts live streamed during Blas Festival

(Photo above: Dàimh) Live streamed concerts and online workshops to remain part of Blas Festival as it makes return to the...
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We’re Celebrating Book Week Scotland with a Book Sale!

It’s Book Week Scotland! From the 15 – 21 November we’re joining the annual celebration of stories, books and reading, by...
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SC&T – Commissioning Brief

Statement of research questions   To investigate the range of available models for SC&T’s future adult programme delivery in 2022 and beyond....
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