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

Dreadnought Shanty Crew – Come all ye!

Thanks to traditional arts award from Tasgadh storyteller Jan Bee Brown and musician Toby Hawks are sharing sea shanties with locals...
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Port Bàn – New Album by Maggie MacInnes

Scottish singer and harp player, Maggie MacInnes, has just released her sixth solo album called Port Bàn (MARCD06) on the Marram...
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SCOTS MUSIC GROUP: PART-TIME DEVELOPMENT WORKER VACANCY

Scots Music Group (SMG) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a programme of traditional music classes and events for adults. Location:...
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