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Residents of Dull hope for link with Boring

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Residents of a small Scottish village called Dull are confident they will become a "sister community" with the US town of Boring.

Dull, in Perthshire, and Boring forged an unlikely link when Elizabeth Leighton, who lives in Aberfeldy, near the Scottish village, was on a cycling holiday in the US.

She passed through Boring, Oregon, and immediately phoned her friend Emma Burtles, a resident of Dull, with an idea to link the two communities.

Ms Burtles contacted Dull and Weem Community Council as well as Steve Bates, chairman of the Boring Community Planning Organisation, to discuss the possibility of twinning the communities.

Differences in the towns mean they cannot be twinned, as Boring has a population of more than 10,000, to Dull's 84 residents.

Dull's main businesses are guest lodges and chalets, aimed at the tourism market, as well as Highland Safaris, which operates out of the village.

Boring is said to be "quite an industrial place".

Officials in Boring, which is six hours behind Britain, are set to vote on Wednesday on whether they can be officially linked.

Marjorie Keddie, chairman of Dull and Weem Community Council, says a celebratory street party has been planned for June 23.

"The party will show that we are neither dull nor boring," Ms Keddie said.

"We are also excited at the prospect of a new road sign, which will say something like 'Dull, in association with Boring' or 'in sisterhood with Boring'.

"I'm sure it will stop a few people in their tracks for photos."

Boring was named after William H Boring, an early resident of the area.

Dull is believed to have got its name from the Pictish word for field.





What the???

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I found this post very boring.

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Boring is actually seven hours behind the UK, and not six :P

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I have driven through Boring so many times when heading East it's ridiculous. And it's a very quick ride in and out of town.

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