Peter Ross: We're having a ba'

'THE rules of the Ba' game are simple," says Len Wyse. "There's nae rules." An amiable man with a neat white moustache, Wyse is a past provost of Jedburgh, a current councillor for the Borders town, and the proud owner of two horses and a dog named Bud. Yet before and above all that, he was and is an Uppie, a title conferred on him by virtue of his birth, in 1951, in the cottage hospital up behind the Castle Jail. "You get a pride in it," he says.


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