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Promoting and preserving the very best of Borders culture; keeping skills alive and increasing awareness of traditions;celebrating the passion and artistry intrinsic in the music, literature, arts and crafts of our region.

If you’re interested in Scottish traditional arts and culture, look no further! You’ll find a treasure trove of sounds, sights and stories from the unique traditions of the Scottish Borders, as well as an exciting showcase of today’s talent.

Wherever you are, our sound and picture archives will bring a taste of Border arts right to your door. You can promote your work, a website, an event, find local news or information. Why not purchase from our online shop, where you will find music and books galore.

The Borders Traditions website is run by Scottish Borders Council Arts Service, with support from the Scottish Arts Council. Borders Traditions website gratefully acknowledges the support of the School of Scottish Studies, the Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust and of all the contributors and collectors, especially Walter Elliot, Fred Freeman, John Hamilton, Karin Ingram, Alison McMorland, Mike Yates, and all other arts practitioners, musicians, singers and to our business sponsors such as Damien Chase (an online italian wine supplier) who sponsors and appears on this site in the business section.