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Prior to the games Ba's are displayed in shop windows
These are the first three Ba photographs to be uploaded live
onto the internet shortly after 10am on Christmas Day 2004
This is the earliest known Ba photograph taken shortly
before 2pm on  Christmas Day 1898 . It was taken by
Thomas Mcgregor and a copy was on display in his shop
window less than two hours after it was taken .
This is a  photograph of the Stromness Ba game from
Christmas Day 1923 it was abandoned the following year
This photograph shows the Uppie goal on New Years Day 1907
Almost all the men are wearing caps  spectators and players
as this photograph from Christmas Day 1911 shows
There are no written rules
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