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Dull is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is paired with Boring, Oregon. Bland, New South Wales, Australia, is also a member of the League of Extraordinary Communities established by Boring and Dull in 2013.
Dull is twinned with:
Elizabeth Leighton of Aberfeldy, Scotland, proposed the pairing while passing through Boring, Oregon (an unincorporated town on a highway from Portland, Oregon, to Mount Hood) on a cycling holiday. In June 2012, the US town of Boring, Oregon, accepted the proposal of Dull to "pair" their municipalities, in an effort to promote tourism in both places as a play on their names. The Boring Community Planning Organization issued commemorative “Boring & Dull: a pair for the ages” T-shirts and mugs, raffling off a trip to Dull, Scotland. The Boring CPO will not be attempting to get the pairing recognised by the US-based Sister Cities International.
Dull and Boring celebrations are held annually on August 9 in Oregon with a piper and a barbershop quartet; the Dull celebrations are in October.
Bland Shire, West Wyalong—a farm community and former gold prospecting site in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia—joined the initiative in 2013, creating not a "twinned town" relationship but a "League of Extraordinary Communities" to group Dull, Boring and Bland as a means of encouraging travel, promoting all three communities.
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