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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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Latest News

The Latest from TRACS

Being cooked in India over the lockdown

The Scottish Storytelling Forum (SSF) is a membership organisation, dedicated to keeping the art of live oral storytelling alive and growing...
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Blas Festival goes online for 11 days of Gaelic music and culture

(Photo above – Ingrid Henderson & Iain MacFarlane) Highland festival launches impressive online programme of Gaelic song and music Gaelic music...
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NA TRADS 2020 TAKES TO THE SCREENS

Public Voting opens this Monday 2nd November for nominees in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Na Trads 2020 will...
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