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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

Live Music Now Scotland Launches #TogetherAtHome Online Concert Series

Pre-recorded and live concerts direct from the artists’ homes. Links & full line up here.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Useful Resources for Traditional Musicians

Last updated: 30th March 2020 Here is a list of resources which traditional musicians may find useful during this difficult time:...
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PRS FOR MUSIC – EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND OPEN NOW

The PRS Emergency Relief Fund is open to those who: – have been a PRS writer member for at least two...
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