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Welcome to Scotland, SD

Scotland is a place that you could call home no matter what your age; If you are starting a family, retiring, or just looking a smaller community. Live, work, and play, that's our motto. Take a look around our site, you will find information about our town, schools, and everything this small community has to offer. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

Tue. 09/09/14

Tue. 09/09/14 The Lady Highlanders travel to Centerville on Tuesday, September 9 to play against Centerville and Gayville-Volin. The matches begin at 4:30 p.m. Good Luck!

Mon. 09/08/14

Mon. 09/08/14 The Lady Highlanders travel to Freeman on Monday, September 8. The junior varsity begins at 6:15 p.m. Good Luck!

Mon. 09/08/14

Mon. 09/08/14 The Scotland Highlander Cross Country runners will host the Scotland Invite meet on Monday, September 8. The meet begins at 4:15 p.m. Good Luck!

Sat. 09/06/14

Sat. 09/06/14 The Scotland Highlander Cross Country runners will travel to Plankinton on Saturday, September 6 to participate in the Mt. Vernon/Plankinton meet. The meet begins at 9:00 a.m. Good Luck Runners!

Fri. 09/05/14

Fri. 09/05/14 The Scotland Highlanders will travel to Tripp on Friday, September 5 to play Tripp-Delmont/Armour. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. Good Luck!

Fri. 09/05/14

Fri. 09/05/14 Group photos will be taken at Scotland Middle-High School on Friday, September 5, starting at 10:00 a.m. Groups having their pictures taken are: middle school volleyball, middle school football, high school volleyball, high school football, cross country, football cheerleaders, high school chorus, high school band and flags, student council and the senior class. If interested in purchasing pictures from Lifetouch, payment envelopes can be picked up at the school.

Sun. 09/07/14

Sun. 09/07/14 The 7th Annual ALS Poker Run will be held on Sunday, September 7. This is hosted by the Scotland VFW in memory of Violet Thum. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. and vehicles will leave at 12:00 p.m. The fee is $10 per person and 50% of the entry fee will go towards ALS research. Free will donation lunch after the run with all proceeds also going to ALS research. Stops include: The Dock, The Keg in Tabor, The Ice House in Yankton, Meridian Corner and Scotland VFW.

Fri. 09/05/14

Fri. 09/05/14 The 125th Statehood Anniversary Wagon Train is an opportunity to participate in and learn about South Dakota history. The wagon train will begin at the Dakota Territorial capital of Yankton on Wednesday, September 3 and will arrive at the South Dakota capital of Pierre on Saturday, September 20. At each evening stop along the approximately 250-mile trip, local landowners and historians will present a history of that local area. Community and civic groups will be sponsoring many of the evening meals and events, so people can see the wagon train up close and visit with wagon train participants. Scotland will be the second stop on the trail on Friday, September 5. Entertainment will be provided by old time fiddler Wilbur Foss and other musicians. A pageant featuring Craig Neumeister and re-enactors will portray the history of Scotland. Serving of the evening meal will begin between 5:30-6:00 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds, provided by the Scotland Rodeo Club. Approximately 6:30 p.m. will be the pageant. The VFW will be serving breakfast beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6. They will be serving biscuits and gravy for $4.00; eggs and Scotland Locker sausage for $5.00 and donut and coffee for $1.50. Coffee and orange juice will be available. This entire event is open to the public. Come and see history made once again right here in Scotland.

Thu. 09/04/14

Thu. 09/04/14 The Scotland Fire Department is holding a groundbreaking celebration for the new fire hall on Thursday, September 4th.

Fri. 08/22/14

Fri. 08/22/14 All interested bowlers are encouraged to attend the bowling meeting Friday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rec Bar. If you are unable to attend please be sure to call if you are interested in bowling on a league.

South Dakota Highway Patrol Troopers Out In Force

The day before Thanksgiving traditionally is one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Calm At Minneapolis Protest Site A Night After Shooting

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison was among those gathered Tuesday night

Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving

It might be a busy time of year. But for many, Thanksgiving becomes a time of traditions, reflection and gratitude.

Chicago Awaits More Protests Over Police Shooting

City officials and community leaders had long braced for the release of the dash-cam video showing the death of 17-year-old

Fire Marshal Warning Residents Of Holiday Fire Risks

More cooking during the holidays also leads to an increased fire risk in the kitchen.

Public Talks About Deer In Sioux Falls

Estimates show deer population is on the rise, and officials are trying to figure out the best way to scale back herd.

City Of Sioux Falls Buying Homes In Area that Floods

"This August event spurred some people into thinking about it further."

Timely Food Giveaway Stocking Pantries

A free food giveaway took place this morning and hundreds lined up hoping to stock their pantries.

City Happy With Sidewalks After Friday's Snow

While the city works to clear streets of snow, it's up Sioux Falls homeowners to clean up the sidewalks.

Man Who Pleaded Guilty In Fatal Crash Won't Go To Prison

A 77-year-old South Dakota man who pleaded guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge stemming from a fatal car crash in...

Man Who Stole Century-Old Flag Submits Apology Letter

A former employee in South Dakota's secretary of state's office who admitted to stealing a century- old state flag has ...

South Dakota Man Loses $11,500 In Sweepstakes Scam

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the man wired the money to people purporting to be with Publishers Clearing House.

City Offers Buyout For Homeowners To Curb Flooding

Environmental and Storm Water Manager Andrew Berg said it is a voluntary buyout, and no one will be forced to sell to the city.

Known Length Of Jewel Cave Extended To More Than 180 Miles

Volunteer explorers also discovered two small lakes - the first encountered in the cave.

Toy Alert: Bunchems Snagging In Kids' Hair

The toy comprises of small, Velcro-like plastic balls that kids can connect together to make different shapes.

Lower Fuel Prices Help Holiday Travelers

According to AAA, the average price for gas per gallon in South Dakota is $2.13.

Bond Set In 2 Counties For Roslyn Attempted Murder Suspect

Jason Lewandowski, 44, of Roslyn, faces a $250,000 cash bond in Day County on charges of attempted murder and burglary.

Judge Won't Mandate Public Vote On Proposed Sturgis Bypass

The group Meade County Taxpayers for Responsible Government sued to force an election on the proposed Fort Meade Way.

Russia Confirms Its Jet Shot Down Near Turkish Border

Turkey confirmed that it shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace

CFB: Jacks Prepping For Montana

The SDSU football team is preparing for their playoff matchup at Montana.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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MBK: Kasperbauer, USD Stop South Dakota Mines 83-63

Casey Kasperbauer scored a career-high 26 points to lead USD past South Dakota Mines 83-63.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

MBK: Marshall Scores 19 Points As SDSU Tops Houston Baptist

George Marshall scored 19 points to lead SDSU past Houston Baptist 92-68 at the Cancun Challenge.

Montana, South Dakota Governors Make Wager On Playoff Game

The Grizzlies (7-4) will host the Jackrabbits (8-3) at 1 p.m. Saturday in Missoula, Montana.

CFB: Glenn Says Good-Bye To USD

Joe Glenn officially retired as USD's head football coach today in Vermillion, SD.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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MBK: Richter Tops 1,000 Points As Augustana Beats Wayne State

Alex Richter scored a game-high 22 points and joined the 1,000-point club in Augustana's 94-69 win at Wayne State.

Wiggins, Timberwolves Edge 76ers 100-95

Andrew Wiggins scored 32 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, to lead Minnesota past Philadelphia.

Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

WBK: Seekamp, USD Blast Marquette 97-69

Nicole Seekamp tallied 16 points and 12 assists in USD's 97-69 win over Marquette.

WBK: Rome Scores 12 Points, But Augustana Falls At Wayne State

The Augustana women's basketball team lost its first game of the season Monday, falling at Wayne State, 70-58.

Sioux Falls Sports Club All-City Volleyball Team

The list of players includes Amy Hurley, Paige DeJong, and Shelby Zommermaand from class "A" champion Sioux Falls Christian.

CFB: USD Head Coach Joe Glenn Retires

After compiling 200 wins in 28 seasons, USD football coach Joe Glenn has retired.

HSFB: Regina Wins Its Sixth Straight Iowa Football Championship

The Regina Regals topped Western Christian in the Iowa class 1A championship Monday, 35-28.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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CFB: Glenn Announces He Will Retire From USD

USD Head Coach Joe Glenn will announce his retirement Monday morning in Vermillion, SD.

CFB: SDSU Will Travel To Montana For Round One

The SDSU football team will travel to take on Montana in round one of the FCS Playoffs.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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City Data

  • Population: 891
  • County: Bon Homme
  • 911 enhanced GPS
  • Hospital
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Ambulance Units


  • Located on Hwy 25
  • 4 mi. N. of Hwy 46
  • 12 mi. N. of Hwy 50
  • 6 mi. S. of Hwy 18
  • 30 mi. from Yankton, SD
  • 50 mi. from Mitchell, SD
  • 75 mi. from Sioux Falls, SD
  • 80 mi. from Sioux City, IA


  • Scotland High School
  • Scotland Elementary School
  • Scotland Public Library

Emergency Shelters

Scotland School
711 4th St.
Enter at west side near gym
Scotland City Hall
410 Main St.
Enter off of Main St.
Scotland Fire Hall
530 Juniper St.
Enter at south entrance

Rubble Site Hours

Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to Noon
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Effective May 1 - October 31st
Weather Permitting