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

Our First Traditional Dance Residency in Aberdeen

Following our open call, Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, in a first-time partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen, has awarded our...
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Traditional Dance Residency Open Call

We would like to encourage all current and prospective Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland members to apply by 30 September 2022...
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Dance and music in the secret poetry garden

Bring your lunch and join us for al fresco circle dance, poetry and live music on Thursday, 22 September 2022, 12...
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