THE BA' WEBSITE
Welcome to Magnus and Charles Tait's archive of the Ba' Game.
The Ba' Games this season will be played
2018 Men's Ba' played on 1st January 2018
Jim Linklater throwing the Ba'
Kevin Sinclair celebrating his win
2017 Men's Ba' played on 25th December 2017
Kevin Gray winning his Ba'
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 2015 Mens' New Year game
was the 76th to be covered by Charles Tait.
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 caption.