COVID-19 Announcement

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House and the Café are now open. Read More.

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.

Learn More


Delve into the richness of Scotland’s intangible heritage.

Search our database of traditional arts resources, divided into three main categories: dance, music & storytelling.

Learn More

Latest News

The Latest from TRACS

Stories On Your Wavelength

To mark World Ocean Day 2021, we can’t think of a better time to share a recap of our wonderful partnership...
Read More

Man of the Minch teams up with poet Peter MacKay, Ceòl is Craic and The Bothy Society to release new live EP of Gaelic material ahead of debut album

“Forward-thinking folk music” Rolling Stone In the autumn of 2020, singer-songwriter Man Of The Minch (aka Pedro Cameron) and poet Peter...
Read More

David Wilton Dance Clinic – 15th & 16th May 2021

On the 15th & 16th of May 2021 (depending on the time zone) the Highland Dancing World came together for the...
Read More

Keep up to date with the latest from TRACS