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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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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The Latest from TRACS

A dancer? Enrol in our new Traditional Dance Criticism Course

We are delighted to unveil the Traditional Dance Criticism Course – our new curatorial initiative designed to help dance practitioners advance...
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Scottish Music Playlist (36) – New Releases

Our latest playlist of new Scottish music releases includes tracks from James Ross and Maxwell Quartet, Katie & Laura Macfarlane, Church...
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Time for Another Story – Season 2 Launches!

Following last year’s podcast success, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) organised by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) launches a...
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