It is perhaps not the most enticing of prospects.But the town of Boring, in the US state of Oregon, ‘twinned’ with a Scottish village called Dull, is hoping an official Boring and Dull Day will lure visitors. Based on their mundane names, the two communities formed an international partnership last year in a bid to [...]

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US town linked to Scottish village hopes ‘Boring and Dull Day’ will lure visitors

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It is perhaps not the most enticing of prospects.But the town of Boring, in the US state of Oregon, ‘twinned’ with a Scottish village called Dull, is hoping an official Boring and Dull Day will lure visitors.

Based on their mundane names, the two communities formed an international partnership last year in a bid to build cultural and commercial connections.
And now politicians in Oregon are keen to commemorate the humdrum association, yesterday voting to make August 9 the Boring and Dull Day (the name of the US town came first despite mild objections from their European counterparts).

The date this summer marks one year from the day the towns were officially dubbed a ‘pair for the ages’.Republican Rep. Bill Kennener, the proposal’s sponsor, announced the measure with an appropriately tongue-in-cheek, 10-minute speech.

“While some might be inclined to call this frivolous, the reality is that this attention is attracting tourism and commerce to this Boring section of Oregon,” he said.

Daily Mail, London




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