Residents of the Scottish village of Dull were celebrating on Wednesday after the US town of Boring reportedly voted to pair the two communities.
The Boring Community Planning Organisation in Oregon voted to make the two communities "a pair for the ages" at their meeting on Tuesday night, according to the Oregon Live website.
Villagers in Dull, Perthshire, are planning to erect a new road sign to mark the relationship - "Welcome to Dull and Boring" seems to be popular with residents.
The two cannot officially be twinned due to differences in size, but the two communities hope the unofficial link will help them forge closer ties.
Dull and Weem Community Council chairwoman Marjorie Keddie said: "I'm sure some of us will go over to Boring at some point and see how different it is."
Boring was named after William Boring, an early resident of the area. Dull is believed to have got its name from the Pictish word for field.
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