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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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

The TMF has been nominated in the Scots Trad Music Industry Awards – VOTE NOW!

We are delighted that the Traditional Music Forum has been nominated in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2019 in...
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Vote for your favourite act or organisation now! Broadcast live on BBC ALBA across the world, The Scots Trad Music Awards...
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Funding: Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme

Background Foundation Scotland and Baillie Gifford have been working together for over ten years. Over the last decade Baillie Gifford has...
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