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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.

Rapid City Officials Searching For Minimum-Security Inmate

The Department of Corrections placed 31-year-old Raymond Freeman on escape status Saturday evening.

Officials: 25 DUI Arrests Made At Sturgis Rally

Authorities in western South Dakota have arrested 25 people for DUI. 22 arrests were made in Sturgis, two made in Rapid City.

Biking Event Raises Money For National MS Society

Today, more than 200 people strapped on their helmets to bike around Sioux Falls for a good cause.

Sunday Boredom Busters

Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park

Historic Neighborhood Paints Mural At Intersection

The group said the project's goal is to bring the community together.

Sioux City Hard Rock Casino Revenue Behind Projections

The Hard Rock took in $70 million in gambling revenue in its first 11 months through June 30, the end of the casino's fiscal year.

VA: Files Containing Personal Information Thrown In Trash

The VA says someone tossed a box containing files with personal information into a trash bin on May 15 during an office move.

Report: Cecil The Lion?s Brother Illegally Killed

However, an Oxford University researcher tracking Jericho told the outlet the lion was alive and moving as of 8 p.m. local time.

Moonlight Movies Cancelled For Storms

Downtown Sioux Falls said Saturday night's Moonlight Movies program has been cancelled due to predicted storms.

Colorado Man Dies After Single-Vehicle Crash Near Lead

The driver crashed at a curve and was separated from his motorcycle.

Tires On 18 Vehicles Slashed In Pierre

Gross says there 18 vehicles owned by 12 different people that were affected, and 26 tires were slashed in all.

South Dakota Looks To Add More Women To State Patrol Ranks

The patrol has five active female troopers and one in training. It has almost 170 male troopers.

Dodge Chargers Recalled; Door Slam Can Make Air Bags Inflate

The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and Canada.

Veteran Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire In California

38-year-old David Ruhl, of Rapid City, vanished Thursday while fighting a fast-moving blaze in Modoc National Forest.

Laid Off Worker Makes Dunk Highlight Reel

Once his company faced layoffs and empty offices, a YouTube user decided to have fun with the office basketball hoop.

Free Outdoor Campus Event Saturday

Head to the Outdoor Campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to participate in the event. No preregistration is required.

Sioux Empire Fair A Chance To Shine For 4-H Kids

Each year at the Sioux Empire Fair, kids taking part in 4-H events put their talents on display in front of the judges.

Rapid City Firefighter Dies In Line Of Duty In California

David Ruhl had been serving as an Assistant Fire Management Officer in northern California since June.

Two New Inductees In The SDGA Hall Of Fame

Friday Night's ceremony was held at the The Country Club of Sioux Falls.

Saturday Boredom Busters

Outdoor University at The Outdoor Campus

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Threat Of Severe Weather Continues This Summer

With severe weather looming in the forecast this weekend, we look back at the severe weather season so far in KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

We are getting used to this kind of weather. Abundant sunshine again today, and temperatures are in the 80s to low 90s.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for a warm weekend, but storm chances will increase Saturday afternoon.

Cool August May Bring Warmer September

Many in KELOLAND see their average high temperatures fall about five degrees.

Storm Center Update: Thursday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Thursday, July 30

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look another warm day today with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

A Look Back At July Rain Totals

The last couple of days of July will remain dry, but many in KELOLAND received beneficial rain this month.

Storm Center Update - Wednesday PM

Sunshine dominates the day, along with very dry air. Dew points are in the 40s and 50s, so the air is as dry as a normal autumn...

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for pleasant weather in KELOLAND with highs in the 80s.

Parts Of Black Hills Covered In Hail

The Black Hills are notorious for hail. This is because the freezing level is closer to the ground than in the plains.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Last night?s strong storms produced some damaging wind and large hail? but also some beneficial rain. Officially at Sioux ...

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Storms continue to push east this morning with windy, cooler, and less humid weather behind a cold front.

Dew Points Could Drop With Cold Front

We'll soon wave goodbye to the summer humidity, for some of us it will happen as early as tonight.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for a hot and humid day in KELOLAND with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Severe storms possible, mainly tonight.

Storm Center Update: Sunday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Sunday, July 26

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Clauson Climbing The Racing Ranks

Ten years ago Bryan Clauson decided to get into the family business and become a racecar driver.

Friday Sports Broadcast

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Greenway & Farniok Representing South Dakota

Linebacker Chad Greenway is one of two Vikings at Training Camp from KELOLAND.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Brady Vows To Fight On, Files Lawsuit To Stop Suspension

Tom Brady asked a federal judge in Minnesota to overturn his four-game suspension for the scandal known as "Deflategate."

SDSU Wrestling Joins Big 12 Conference

South Dakota State University's wrestling program has been invited to join the Big 12 Conference as an affiliate member.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Bridgewater Ready for Sophomore Season

The Minnesota Vikings have opened up their 2015 training camp, and will look to a sophomore starter as their key to success.

Brady's Suspension Upheld By NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season ...

Monday's Sports Broadcast

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ASFORA/Clayton Serves Up An Ace

The last time Sioux Falls hosted the NPPTC was 1985. Three decades later it was back and bigger than ever.

Vikings Eat Free At Mankato Pizza Joint

The owner of a pizzeria that's offering free food for Minnesota Vikings players training in Mankato isn't worried their big...

Sunday Sports Broadcast

Sunday's 10 p.m. Sports Broadcast.

Canaries Fall To Amarillo, 12-7

Brian Humphries and Jason Repko each had a HR, but it's not enough as the Birds fall to the Thunderheads.

LGBB: Class 'A' State Tournament Preview

Starting Wednesday, eight teams from around the state will square off in Brookings with a state Title on the line.

MLB: Yankees Comeback To Shock Twins, 8-5

The Yankees trailed 5-0 early, but scored four runs in the ninth inning to win, 8-5

Saturday Sports Broadcast

Saturday's 10 p.m. Sports Broadcast

Canaries Top Thunderheads, 10-6

Sioux Falls put the first couple runs on the scoreboard in the top of third, and went on to win 10-6.

LGBB: American Legion Scoreboard

Scores from the Class 'B' American Legion State Tournament.

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