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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

Operations Officer

Overview Title: Operations Officer, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £24,016-£25,977 per annum (salary is subject to a pay and grading review) Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours...
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Box Office Supervisor

Overview Title: Box Office Supervisor, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £24,016 – £25,977 per annum (salary is subject to a pay and grading review)...
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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #8

The latest Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist features fantastic new releases from Megan Henderson, RURA, Julie Fowlis, Old Blind Dogs, Salt...
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