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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.

USD Introduces Gender Neutral Housing

"Our students really saw a need for it with a number of gender neutral students we have on-campus."

Sonstegard Foods: Chicken Farm Will Have No Impact

Sonstegard Foods, which is proposing to build a six million dollar chicken farm near Parker says there'll be no impact on the town

PREMIER Center Turning Into Summit League Home

Crews are filling in the events center floor with the basketball court and fans are filling the stands.

Ticket Sale Highs, Lows

The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is selling out some shows in minutes. Others are going at discounted prices.

Wheat Growers/North Central Leaders Explain Merger

A couple of major players in the South Dakota agriculture industry are planning to join forces.

Public Input On SF School Calendar Changes

Parents, teachers and students are weighing in on a possible policy change in the Sioux Falls School District.

Ending the R-Word

Two men with disabilities talk about the harmful effects of the R-word

Crash Closes Several Intersections Near Whittier

Several injuries are reported in a multiple-vehicle crash that has closed down at least one downtown Sioux Falls intersection.

Panel Approves Measure To Make Oglala Lakota County Official

The Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to send the resolution to the chamber's floor.

3 Arrested In Sioux Falls After Fight Over Drugs

At about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, two men got into a fight near Fifth Street and Sherman Avenue.

U.S. Justice Department Clears Officer In Ferguson Case

Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was there ...

AG Gives Warning About Sweepstakes Scams

The state has seen an increase in complaints from victims who believe they're working with Publisher's Clearing House.

Weasel Photo Draws International Attention

An amateur photographer from Essex, England is enjoying fame after capturing a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Boston Bombing Defense Lawyer Says Client Did It

A lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has begun her opening statement by admitting her client ...

DOJ Report On Ferguson Set For Release

According to law enforcement authorities, the DOJ?s report discovered extensive racial prejudice within Ferguson Police

Midwest Faces Most Heroin Overdoses

Caucasians between the ages of 18 and 44 accounted for the most frequent rate of overdoses in 2013.

Businesses Benefit From Summit Championships

The Denny Sanford Premiere Center will host the Summit League Basketball Championships starting this Saturday.

Voters Soundly Reject Proposed Bypass Around Sturgis

More than 3,300 people voted in Tuesday's election, and unofficial results show 75 percent of them were against the proposed ...

State Fair Brainstorming Ways To Keep Up Positive Attendance

Visitor numbers for the 2014 fair were up 15 percent over the year before.

State Setting Aside $300,000 To Expand Its Ethanol Program

South Dakota is setting aside $300,000 to help the state's retailers install ethanol storage tank units at gas stations.

SF City Council Explores Ticket Options For PREMIER Center

Big-time acts are selling out quickly in Sioux Falls, and city council members want to make sure everyone has a chance at tickets.

Warmer Weather On The Way

Next week is playing out to be a great week if you're ready for some warmer weather.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for another cold day with highs in the single digits in Aberdeen and 12 in Sioux Falls. Stay warm!

Looking Back At Tuesday Blizzard

In many parts of KELOLAND, blizzard conditions arrived just in time for the morning commute.

Winter Weather Makes For Tough Commute In Northeast

Strong wind Tuesday made for a tough commute across the northeast part of the state.

Snow Reports For March 3, 2015

Snow Reports For March 3, 2015

Wind And Snow Cause Pileup On I-90

Blowing snow on Interstate 90 led to a chain reaction crash -- just east of Sioux Falls.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for snow and blowing snow today with blizzard warnings north of Sioux Falls.

Snow, Strong Winds To Impact Travel Into Tuesday

Falling snow and strong winds are expected to make travel difficult, if not impossible, Monday night and into Tuesday.

Factors That Make Up A Blizzard

Winter weather will be back starting and the forecast calls for a blizzard.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Blizzard watches and warnings are posted for late tonight and tomorrow for parts of KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update - Blizzard Watch

Storm Center Update - Blizzard Watch

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Meteorological Spring Starts On Sunday

The warmer spring season is on the way.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

PREMIER Center Turning Into Summit League Home

Crews are filling in the events center floor with the basketball court and fans are filling the stands.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

Click the video player to view Wednesday's 10 p.m. sports broadcast.

Twins Top Gophers 3-1 In Exhibition Game

Byron Buxton had two doubles and an RBI in the Twins' 3-1 exhibition win over the University of Minnesota.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

MBK: Augustana Remains #1 In Central Region Rankings

After winning the NSIC Tournament Championship on Tuesday, Augustana remains #1 in the Central Region Rankings.

WBK: Northern State Captures NSIC Championship

Megan Mutchler scored 18 points to lead Northern State past Wayne State in the NSIC championship, 61-45.

Vikings Agree To Trade QB Matt Cassel To Bills

The Minnesota Vikings will trade quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills next week.

MBK: Schilling, Augustana Capture NSIC Championship

Casey Schilling tallied 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead Augustana past MSU-Moorhead in the NSIC championship game, 98-82.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

SDSU Women Prep For PREMIER Center

More than 5,000 all-session passes have been sold already.

Stampede Acquire Fargo Forward Mikey Eyssimont

The Sioux Falls Stampede have acquired Fargo forward Mikey Eyssimont from the Fargo Force.

Jordan Leopold's Daughter Writes To Wild Coaches

11-year-old daugther Jordyn missed her dad, so she wrote a letter to the Minnesota Wild coaches to trade for her dad.

MBK: Jansen, Vikings Survive O.T. Scare From Northern State

Daniel Jansen hit a shot with 2.4 seconds left in overtime to lift Augustana to a 67-65 win over Northern State.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

CWR: Northern State Head Coach Pat Timm Resigns

Northern State wrestling coach Pat Timm announced his resignation Monday, effective May 21, 2015.

WBK: Northern State Advances To NSIC Championship

Paige Waytashek scored 15 points to lead Northern State past Minnesota State, 58-52.

Vikings Have Had 'Open Dialogue' With Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have been taking advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson.

The KELOLAND/Yankton Press & Dakotan HS Basketball Polls: March 2

Click to view the KELOLAND/Yankton Press & Dakotan High School Basketball Polls: March 2

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