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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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The Latest from TRACS

New survey for all Scottish music industry professionals

Freelance, part-time and full-time workers are encouraged to take part in the survey by The Scottish Music Industry Association and the...
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Book Launch – Folk Tales From The Garden By Donald Smith With Illustrations By Annalisa Salis

Folk Tales from the Garden connects us to the natural world through the tales, traditions, lore, plants and wildlife of gardens,...
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Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #2

This is the second in the Traditional Music Forum‘s series of Spotify playlists featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online...
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