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

Dance Around the World – a new exhibition of trad dance books and artefacts from Scotland and beyond

We are delighted to announce not one but two trad dance exhibitions curated by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland as...
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Scottish Music Playlist (34) – New Releases

Enjoy 41 minutes of fantastic new Scottish music in our latest playlist! Featuring releases from Sophie Joint, Jack Badcock, Anna Massie,...
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Vengefully Changed Allegiance by Alison Harm – a new exhibition of sustainable fashion exploring the role of tartan in Scottish trad dance

We are delighted to announce not one but two trad dance exhibitions curated by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland as...
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