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

The Dandelion Project: Dig Where You Stand Resource

The Dandelion Project, a creative celebration of growing and community, has published a great new ethnological resource for schools and community...
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Penicuik Community Arts Association presents “Oor Toon”

Six FREE storytelling workshops led by local professional storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick Saturday 2 July-Tuesday 6 September 2022 Arts Centre, 4 West...
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TMSA Event Calendar – FREE opportunity to promote your event, venue, folk club or folk music related business!

TMSA – Traditional Music and Song Association As it appears, that whilst the issues are not completely gone, there is a...
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