Where: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
What is it?
The Ba’ is played every Christmas and New Year on the streets of Kirkwall. A long running tradition played by the Uppies and the Doonies. The team you are on depends on what side of town you are born, or more commonly these days what your family loyalties are. The aim is for the teams to try to carry the ba’ to their side of town.
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