Scottish folk Ba game (54 photos)

Every winter since the mid-19th century in the Scottish town of Kirkwall (Kirkwall) carried out a game called "ba" (the ba game). It - outdoor game for real men, faced two large opposing teams representing different parts of the city.

The game has no rules and no referees. There's only goal. One team must deliver Ba on Main street corner and Junction road, the other drowned in the harbor Ba. By any means, any routes. For teams is the shortest route - Victoria Street, Main Street, for another - Albert Street. But Ba mysterious ways. Ba could go on and on roofs, if need be.

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