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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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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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The Latest from TRACS

Performances from the launch of the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians now on the TMF YouTube channel

You can now watch all the performances from the launch of the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians on the TMF YouTube...
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Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective – Tuition Workshops

After a difficult 18 months for so many, the Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective are delighted to launch a series of...
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Tenement Tales: Shared Stories in Shared Domestic Spaces (East Lothian)

In the shadow of the 650 year old Preston Tower, I told short tales to older residents of Prestonpans in East...
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