5 Jun 2012

Residents await Dull and Boring decision

11:36 pm on 5 June 2012

Residents of the Scottish village of Dull are due to hear this week whether efforts to forge ties with the American town of Boring have been successful.

Officials in Oregon are set to vote on whether the two places should become "sister communities", the BBC reports.

Boring was named after William H. Boring, an early resident of the area and former Union soldier in the American Civil War.

Dull's name is thought to have come from the Gaelic word for meadow, but others have speculated it could be connected to the Gaelic word "dul" meaning snare.

If the vote is passed, the community council in Dull intends to mark the "exciting" new partnership with a road sign.