The road sign in Dull, Perthshire, has become something of a tourist hotspot
After Dull twinned with Boring it was only a matter of time before Bland got in on the act.Three of the world’s most tedious-sounding villages are preparing for a week of festivities to celebrate their, well, distinctive ordinariness.
Dull, a tiny community in Perthshire, is hosting a civic reception at the local cinema, where residents will be offered the chance to exchange niceties over a few drinks — nothing too raucous — with the mayor of Bland and his delegation on Friday.
A young computer expert living in an English seaside town was hailed a hero last night for stopping the huge worldwide cyber ransom attack.
Working from his home on the south coast during a week’s holiday, it took the 22-year-old just a few hours to find a critical weakness in the software that crippled tens of thousands of PCs.
Completely self-taught, he used his technical skills to successfully stop the ransomware spreading any further and after announcing what he had done online he was inundated with messages of praise and thanks.
But last night he tried to play down his heroics, insisting he had only halted the cyber attack accidentally.
‘Saying I’ve saved lives is a bit drastic, but I’ve definitely saved a few people a pretty penny,’ he told The Mail on Sunday.