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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 – Bojo Comes to Holyrood

Cometh the hour, cometh the…? It is terrifying to watch the disconnection and bluster at the centre of UK government, as...
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Highland Arts Community Launches Fund for Young Creatives

New creative fund aims to support & inspire emerging artists at a time when the arts are under threat The current...
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More than 1,700 people join free online Gaelic language and music sessions during lockdown so far

Gaelic arts organisation continues to offer range of Gaelic education activities for all ages Since putting all its usual classroom based...
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