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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.

Big Barn Restoration

A Parker family is trying to restore what's believed to be the biggest barn in the state

Annette Bosworth's Husband Facing Felony Charges

Someone close to Annette Bosworth's unsuccessful U.S. Senate Campaign is facing felony charges tonight.

Rapid City Police Confront Violent Crime String

With homicides up for the year, police also face string of business-related robberies and violance assaults

Generous Viewers Earn KELOLAND Regional Emmy Award

Keep KELOLAND Warm provided hundreds of gently used coats to those in need in Sioux Falls. Your donations made this happen.

Family, Friends Remember Walter Dale Miller

South Dakota said goodbye to a former governor on Monday. Walter Dale Miller was known for stepping in and leading the state...

Deer Crash To Be Decided By South Dakota Supreme Court

The South Dakota Supreme Court is hearing a case involving a deer crash and fatality

Helicopter Crash Near Parkston Under Investigation

Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash near Parkston Monday morning.

Sioux Falls Man Arrested For Counterfeiting

At 8:26 p.m. Friday, police were called to Family Dollar when management suspected a customer was trying to pass fake bills.

Police: Road Rage Incident May Have Involved Gun

When the suspect vehicle turned right onto Ellis Road, the woman said she saw the driver pull out a gun and point it at them.

Bosworth's Husband Facing Felony Charges

The husband of former GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Annette Bosworth now faces felony charges.

Sanford Underground Research Facility Hires New Lab Director

The Sanford Underground Research Facility has hired geologist and project manager Walter Weinig as its new lab director.

Monster Jam Coming To Sioux Falls

One of the top motorsport tours is headed to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Receives $400K For Suicide Prevention

Kevin Yellow Bird Steele said money will be used to provide activities in an effort to move to a more positive approach to life.

Police: CO Man Stole Bulldozer, Destroyed Truck

At 2:58 p.m. Sunday, Rapid City Police responded to reports of a suspicious man in a bulldozer near Elk Vale and Anamosa.

Clinton To Push New Gun Controls After Oregon Shooting

The proposal marks an effort by Clinton to stake out liberal ground against her closest rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Historic South Carolina Floods: Heavy Rain, Hundreds Rescued

Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo

GFP Seeks To Increase Boat Registration Fees

The fee for gas motor boats of less than 19 feet would jump to $25, while longer gas motor boats would increase to $45.

4-H Pop Tab Collection Helps Ronald McDonald House

The tabs generated about $500 that went to the nonprofit as part of this year's statewide community service project.

Ceremony For Former Gov. Miller Set For Monday

Speakers include Attorney General Marty Jackley and Steve Kirby, who served as lieutenant governor in Miller's administration.

Rain Falls In Western KELOLAND

Satellite estimates give some areas in western South Dakota up to 1 to 3 inches of rain.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

It is cool across KELOLAND, with temperatures in the mid 50s to 60s, a bit below normal for this time of year.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for pleasant weather the next couple of days with warmer temperatures forecast.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

An Outlook At October's Forecast

The warmer-than-average temperatures will most likely continue for the rest of the month.

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Losing Sunlight In KELOLAND

Right now, most of KELOLAND gets a little over 11 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.

The Familiar Colors Of Fall

The leaves are starting to lose the chlorophyll that gives them that bright green color and the yellows are starting to show.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

It has been a typical autumn day in Eastern KELOLAND. Skies are partly cloudy with a southeast breeze of 10-20 mph.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Rain is ahead this weekend for much of western and central KELOLAND, with cool temperatures likely.

Storm Center Update: Thursday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Thursday, October 1

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for breezy weather today in most of KELOLAND with rain chances developing in the central and west.

Storm Center Update: Wednesday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Wednesday, September 30

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for a few clouds today with highs in the upper 60s east and 70s west and central.

Fall Temperatures Return To KELOLAND

Many in KELOLAND had afternoon highs on Tuesday at least 15 to 20 degrees cooler than the highs this past weekend.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Skies are sunny East River, while clouds are starting to move into the central and western part of the state.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Cooler weather is ahead today, but sunny skies are forecast east River

Features Of New KELOLAND Storm Tracker App

The KELOLAND Live Doppler Stormtracker App just got some improvements.

Augustana Men's Golf Stands Sixth At NSIC Championship

The Augustana men's golf team shot a 25-over 309 in the first round of the NSIC Championship.

Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

Heat Announce Hiring Of Skyforce Assistant Coaches

The Miami Heat have announced the hiring of Octavio De La Grana and Corey Belser as assistant coaches on Dan Craig's staff.

KELOLAND Sports/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Polls: Oct. 5th

Click to view the KELOLAND/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Polls: Oct. 5th

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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Saturday Sports Broadcast

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CFB: NDSU Takes Dakota Marker, Again

The SDSU football team fell at home to NDSU.

CFB: Augie Hands SMSU Their First Loss

The Augustana football team handed SMSU their first loss of the season.

CFB: Penguins Down Coyotes On D-Days

The USD football team fell to Youngstown St. 31-3 on homecoming.

Bets Placed Ahead Of NDSU vs. SDSU Game

There's a lot riding on Saturday's big game between SDSU and NDSU.

The KELOLAND SportsZone: Oct. 2nd

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Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Viewer's Choice Game of the Week: Gregory vs. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central

Click to view the Viewer's Choice Game of the Week: Gregory vs. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.

Hits & Helmets: Oct. 2nd

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Dakota Senators Make Friendly Bet On Football Game

North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune have made a friendly wager on the outcome on...

Fans Focused On Selfies At Arizona Baseball Game

The Diamondbacks got the win 8-6, but the members of Alpha Chi Omega might not have even noticed.

Football Friday In KELOLAND

It's Friday in KELOLAND and that means it is time for high school football.

CFB: Jacks Set To Take On Bison

Top 10 FCS powers South Dakota State and North Dakota State kick off Missouri Valley Football Conference play this weekend.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Nunez, Twins Rally Past Indians 4-2

The Twins scored one in the eighth inning and two in the ninth to beat Cleveland 4-2.

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