Dull and Boring to hook up
The US town of Boring in Oregon has voted in favour of formally pairing with the village of Dull in Perthshire.
Boring decided for the move in the interests of trans-Atlantic relations, tourism and humour, after being approached by residents in Dull.
The decision means both places can sell novelty tourist items, get quirky road signs made and plan exchange visits.
The difference in size between Boring and Dull meant they could not officially become twin towns. Boring has a population of 12,000 while Dull is a tiny village.
The Boring Community Planning Council voted in favour of a "declaration of pairing" after being approached by the Dull Women's Book Club.
The Dull and Weem Community Council intends to mark the partnership with a new road sign and a street party on 23 June.
Community council chairwoman Marjorie Keddie has said the party would show "that we are neither dull or boring".
Mrs Keddie added: "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."