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Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland

The national network for
traditional arts
as a vital & diverse
element of Scottish life
Storytelling
Dance
Music
Seasonal Folklore
Discover the Joy
of Traditional Arts

Music

Discover Scotland's strong and distinct music heritage, alongside a rich song culture in Scots and Gaelic.

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Storytelling

Storytelling stimulates the imagination and builds a sense of community.

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Dance

Scotland is known world-wide for its dance traditions, but there is so much more under the surface than kilts and ceilidhs.

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TRACS

What is TRACS?

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland brings together Scotland's performance traditions –  storytelling, music and dance – to encourage collaboration across art forms, support and effectively promote Traditional Arts activities and develop partnerships with organisations that can benefit from our resources.

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The People Parish

Resources

Resources

Delve into the richness of Scotland's intangible heritage.

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Scottish Storytelling Centre

A vibrant arts venue located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Come discover Scotland’s heritage with us.

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Scotland's Languages

The indigenous languages of Scotland are Gaelic and Scots which are part of the history and culture with rich oral traditions.

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Festivals

Festivals

TradFest: 26 April - 7 May
Scottish International Storytelling Festival: 20 - 31 Oct.

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Traditional Arts Event