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

Top traditional musicians descend on Ullapool for weekend of tuition and performances

Next month some of Scotland’s top traditional musicians will descend on Ullapool for a weekend of Gaelic and Scots music tuition...
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Edinburgh Tradfest’s 2023 Full Programme Announced

Today (Wed 15 March) Edinburgh Tradfest launched its 2023 programme of traditional live music, storytelling, dance, workshops, talks, ceilidhs, and special...
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Portsoy Haal Music Festival Line Up Announced

📷 Tommy Sands Music Folk At The Salmon Bothy has revealed the line up for the 2023 Haal music festival Now...
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