The Orkney Islands
The Orkneys are a 70-island archipelago that sits closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. The largest island, known as the Mainland -- where the town of Kirkwall is located -- is home to ancient relics and the traditional game of ba'.
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Why We Compete | Tradition
On the Orkney Islands in northern Scotland, residents of a small town participate in what is perhaps the oldest and most physical sport in the world.
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