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The Kirkwall Ba Game
Kirkwall Orkney © Kirkwall Walking Tours

Kirkwall Ba Game Tour

From £20 per adult

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January — December

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The ‘Kirkwall Ba Game’ is a traditional game of football, played on Christmas and New Years day, in the streets of Kirkwall, by two teams the ‘Uppies’ and the ‘Doonies’.

The Kirkwall Ba Game’ Tour will give you a flavour of the game, as your guide himself played the game for over thirty years. The tour will start outside the Cathedral in Broad Street, where the Ba or ball is thrown up. You will then travel up the street to the ‘Uppies’ goal at ‘Mackison’s Corner’, on the southern edge of the old town. Finally the tour will go down the street to the ‘Doonies’ goal at the harbour. Your guide will tell you some of the stranger Ba stories and terms such as ‘Chains’, ‘Dummies’ and ‘Smuggles’ will be explained to you.

Contact details

Kirkwall Walking Tours
Upper Breckquoy
Holm
ORKNEY
UK
KW17 2SD
Starting
Kirkwall Orkney
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
History

Tour prices

From

  • £20 Per Adult
  • £20 Per child
  • £20 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Kirkwall Walking Tours

I offer Kirkwall Walking Tours along with tours of all archaeological sites on the Orkney Mainland, as a ‘step on guide’ in your own, or a third party vehicle. COVID 19 Tours are compliant with current regulations and you may be required to wear a mask at some sites. Please ask when booking.

Opening times

Jan - Dec
7 days a week

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