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

Badgers: A Storytelling Win for Wildlife – by Allison Galbraith

 www.voiceandstory.com Originally published in Facts & Fiction, August 2024 2022 was designated Scotland’s Year of Stories and Storytelling, and this injection...
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Getting to know you… Franziska Droll

Building a storytelling business in the Borders Franziska Droll with questions from Anne Hunter   When did your storytelling journey start?...
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Tha D airson Dannsa | D is for Dance

How do we encourage collaboration and exchange across all traditional dance forms practised in Scotland? The short answer is that we,...
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