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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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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 Online: A Directory of Musicians – rescheduled event to 18th May 2021

Unfortunately we encountered some technical problems on Friday 7th May which meant we were unable to show the online concert and...
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Draft TDFS constitution for approval

Click the link below to view: Draft TDFS Constitution for Approval
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Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians is now launched!

We are delighted to announced that the new directory of musicians is now launched! Join us tonight (7th May) at...
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