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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 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

Scotland the When – A Mad God’s Dream

It’s August—must be time for the Edinburgh Festivals! Only this year it isn’t. But don’t despair because A Mad God’s Dream...
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Bandcamp Fridays to continue throughout 2020 to support artists impacted by the pandemic

Bandcamp Fridays started in March 2020 to support artists impacted by the pandemic. On the first Friday of each month Bandcamp...
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NEW CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR POLITICIANS TAE TAK TENT O SCOTS LANGUAGE

A new campaign has launched demanding official recognition for the Scots language. Oor Vyce brings together academics, writers and political campaigners...
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