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

Ship Ahoy! Jan Bee Brown Sets Sail to Tell Stories on Ten Tall Ships, Linking Our Cultural Heritage from Coast to Coast!

This Easter Saturday 20 April, swap your chocolate bunnies and easter eggs for some pickled herring and sailor’s yarn, as Jan...
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SISF Director at the Toronto Storytelling Festival

‘Canada-Scotland: Coast to Coast’ is the International Exchange for this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival (18-31 October). The first leg has...
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Dantza Screening + Traditional Basque Dance

A celebration of Basque Traditional Dance in the most contemporary way possible. Friday 26 April | 7:30pm | Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh...
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