Dull & Boring

Dull & Boring

Dull-Boring

In the whole “Sister City” world there may not be a better match on the planet.

There’s the sleepy little town southeast of Portland called Boring, a quaint town as many in Oregon are. And then there’s the newly adopted sister city of Dull, Scotland, a good bit north of Edinburgh and 7,000 residents short of its new sister Boring.

Yep, it sound like a match made in bad weather heaven, where gloomy skies are a way of life and the loudest thing in both villages is the quiet.

With Oregon timber business in full decline over the last decade there’s not much left in the way of industry. Boring today is mostly a bedroom community for commuters making the Sunset Highway run into Portland each day.

Dull (pronounced in the Scottish Gaelic dialect – dool) is mostly a farming community located in the county of Perth & Kinross. The village is a single street of houses on the north side of the valley of the River Tay. In the Gaelic language it means ‘meadow’.

Dull Church

Dull Church

As heard today on NPR.

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