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The Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House are currently closed to the public.

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

Getting People Dancing – Covid Recovery Fund. Just two weeks left to apply!

We are seeking proposals from individuals and organisations for traditional dance events to take place once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. There...
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TDFS Development Weekend

Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland held a weekend of activity on the 10th and 11th April 2021. Saturday The weekend began...
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Traditional Music Forum Launches First Comprehensive Directory of Traditional Musicians in Scotland

(Photo above: Maeve Mackinnon – photo by Paul McNally) The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) and TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland)...
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