James Matthews, Scotland correspondent
The Dull and Boring plan was hatched after a resident of Dull, near Aberfeldy in Perthshire, cycled through Boring in Oregon.
The Dull folk of Perthshire then contacted their Boring counterparts across the Atlantic with a view to striking up the partnership.
It may be dull and boring but the two towns are thrilled to be linking up
They have not been twinned, because Boring is far larger than Dull, but planning officials in the US town have sent a ‘Declaration of Sistership’.
Community Councillor Marjorie Keddie told Sky News: “It’s an amusing idea rather than a very serious idea.
“I can just imagine tourists coming up and suddenly seeing a sign, ‘Dull Twinned With Boring.’
“It makes people smile and, in this economic climate, it’s a good idea.”
The Perthshire village of Dull has a population of around 84 people.
It grew around a monastery centuries ago and is home to the origins of St Andrew’s University.
They say Dull is never boring so local estate agents call it “Dull by name but not by nature”.
Meanwhile, Boring has its own catchphrase and prides itself on being “an exciting place to call home”.