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 Chair, Gary West.

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Resources

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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Latest News

The Latest from TRACS

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Celebrates Wave of Success

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has been crowned winner of the Best Cultural Event / Festival category at the Aberdeen City...
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SOLAS FESTIVAL 2020: MAKE//SHIFT WORLD

Solas Festival, the annual multi-arts midsummer festival which features music, performance, workshops, talks, literature, children’s activities and more as part of...
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FUN FIDDLE ADULT CLASSES 2020

Enrolment for Fun Fiddle adult classes starting Thursday January 16th 2020 is now open. Based at The Wash House, Portobello, here’s...
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