THE BA' WEBSITE
to Magnus and Charles Tait's archive of the Ba' Game.
Happy New Year 2013
Year 2013 Men's Ba' played on 1st January 2013
John Cromarty with his brother Jim
2012 Men's Ba' played on 25th December 2012
John Thomson winner Xmas 2012 with Fred Corsie
2012 Boy's Ba' played on 25th December 2012
Brian Budge throwing up the Boy's Ba'
The Ba' is played every Christmas and New Year's Day in Kirkwall,
Orkney. This traditional game of mass football is played in the
streets of the town between the Uppies and the Doonies. For
more details about the history of the game click here.
Tait has been covering Ba' games online since Christmas 1997 and
photographically since New Year 1977. Images and reports from this
season below will be available to view after the games. The 2007
Mens' New Year game was the 60th to be covered by Charles Tait.
To see the full
list of games covered click here.
The forthcoming book,"The Ba' - Uppies v Doonies" will
have a large selection of images from all of these games.
of the images on this site are available as prints - to order please
quote the number on the left of the caption of the form X2000-1234.
Orders may be placed by email, phone or fax. The standard size is
5x7in, although other sizes are available. Images are also available
for reproduction - please quote year (e.g. NY2000) and number or