Dull Scotland and Boring Oregon Seek Partnership
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Local leaders in Scotland and the state of Oregon are genuinely excited about the pairing of Dull and Boring.
Dull refers to the small village (population: 84) in the Highland part of Scotland’s Perth and Kinross county, while Boring is an unincorporated logging town of about 8,000 residents in Clackamas County, Oregon.
Together, the two communities want to form a partnership that plays off of their unfortunate names.
The idea came from Elizabeth Leighton, a resident of Dull who learned of Boring during a visit to the U.S.
Majorie Keddie, a Dull community council member, told STV the partnership “might seem like a joke, but this could have real benefits for Dull. Everyone has been smiling at the prospect of the very eye-catching road sign this will inevitably require.”
Boring is named after homesteader and Civil War veteran William H. Boring. Dull is thought to derive its name from the old Scottish Gaelic word for “meadow.”
To Learn More:
Dull Woman Pushes for Boring Partnership: Oregon Town Teams Up with Scottish Village (by Nicole Dungca, The Oregonian)
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