The tourism-savvy Dull resident Elizabeth Leighton, who lives near the Scottish village, came up with the idea after cycling in the USA and spotting the similarly drearily-titled town of Boring, at which point a craft idea sprung up in her mind. 

The two communities began talking about the proposition of the two becoming joined to share their giggle-some names. Now all’s been approved and the official duties carried out, it won’t be long before signs are erected announcing ‘Dull, twinned with Boring”.

Photo: Tom Jenkins/ Creative Commons.