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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.

Halloween Sign-Tific Poll

We conduct a Halloween-themed sign-tific political poll

Saturday Boredom Busters

Mayor's Neighborhood Summit in Sioux Falls

Two Guilty To Roles In Death Of Lame Deer Woman

A 42-year-old South Dakota woman and her common-law husband have pleaded guilty to federal charges for their roles in the ...

Man Charged With Torching Unoccupied Home

Authorities say a Utah man is accused of setting fire to an unoccupied home in southwest South Dakota.

Veterans Hunt Edmunds County Land

A group of veterans enjoyed a pheasant hunt in northeast South Dakota Friday.

How To Stay Safe On Halloween

Kids across KELOLAND are putting on their costumes. Before they head out to trick or treat there are a few things keep in mind.

Spencer, IA Woman Dead After Two Vehicle Crash

A Spencer, IA woman is dead after a two vehicle crash in Clay County, IA Friday.

Fire Along I-90, Near Reliance

A dramatic scene along Interstate 90, near Reliance.

Former Senate Hopeful's Lawsuit Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker.

Spink County Authorities Search For Missing Teen

The Spink County Sheriff?s Office is searching for 15- year-old Tanner Clark from Redfield, SD.

Facing Alcohol Abuse: One Month After Van Eps Ban

It's been illegal to drink alcohol at Van Eps for almost a month after a summer of issues at the park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Halloween Costumes

Halloween is fast approaching on Friday night, and everyone's favorite cartoon characters and superheroes will be out in ...

Young Voters Look Forward To Election Day

Voters will head to the polls in just a few days. It's the final push for candidates running for office.

Airlines To Meet With Pierre Officials Next Week

Representatives of three regional airlines that want to serve Pierre will be in the capital city next week to meet with city ...

SF Plow Disclaimer Called 'Unfortunate'

With the City of Sioux Falls adding a disclaimer to city snow plows, some people see the move as unnecessary.

Nail Salon's License Revoked

The report also states the owner attempted to bribe the inspector multiple times.

Disclaimer Added To SF City Plows

In response to the controversy involving two painted plow blades, all city plows and painted blades will have a disclaimer.

One Of Minnehaha County's Most Wanted Captured

U.S marshals arrest woman on Minnehaha County's Most Wanted list

SDSU Graduates Bike 48 States For Charity

After 48 states and 9,500 miles, a group of South Dakota State graduates is on the final leg of a nation-wide tour.

24 Of 25 Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Check In SF

24 of 25 businesses checked in a recent alcohol compliance check in Sioux Falls, passed.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Much of KELOLAND made it down into the teens early this morning. Of note: Huron had a low of eight, and Chamberlain dropped to six

Halloween Weather Outlook

While it will be cold, this Halloween doesn't look scary.

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

A cold air mass ? coldest so far this season - extending from snow-covered central Canada will drift south across eastern South...

Temps To Tumble Friday

While the dry conditions will continue on Halloween, the temperatures will take a tumble.

Storm Center Update - Wednesday PM

Skies have been clear today over Sioux Falls and southeastern KELOLAND, but there are clouds coming in from the northwest. Those c

Warmer Weather Expected This Weekend

It may seem like a chilly start to the work week, but it's normal.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Expect Cooler Weather In The Coming Days

You know the saying: All good things must come to an end and it looks like that is what is happening with our warm weather.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

A few passing showers have been little more than sprinkles in eastern KELOLAND? though Watertown and Mitchell each received...

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

October Warmth

Here's the reason behind the warm weather.


Wagner Larson had six kills and six block assists, but SDSU lost to IUPUI, 3-0.

Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Timberwolves Sign Rubio To Contract Extension

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Ricky Rubio to a four-year contract extension.

Scheels IcePlex Hosting Several Events This Weekend

The winter schedule at the new Scheels IcePlex is underway.

South Dakota High School Football Playoff Pairings

Here are the semifinal pairings for 11AAA and 11AA football for Friday, November 7th.

Adam Boeve Named SEBA Executive Director

The Sioux Empire Baseball Association has named Adam Boeve as its new Executive Director.

MBK: SDSU Scores Exhibition Win

The SDSU men's basketball team opened the exhibition season with a 76-54 win over South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

KELOLAND SportsZone: Oct. 30

Click to view the KELOLAND SportsZone: Oct. 30

Hits & Helmets: Oct. 30

Click to view Hits & Helmets: Oct.30

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

WBK: Stevens, SDSU Win Exhibition Opener

Chynna Stevens tallied 12 points and ten rebounds to help SDSU beat South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 77-40.

PHOTO GALLERY: High School Football Playoffs

High school football will be center stage as playoffs continue across South Dakota on Thursday.

SD, ND Governors Bet Over SDSU-NDSU Football Game

The governors of South Dakota and North Dakota are betting $125 in a charitable contribution over this weekend's Dakota Marker...

Canaries Release 2015 American Association Schedule

The Sioux Falls Canaries will open the 2015 season Thursday, May 21st, at Sioux City.

Griffen Gets NFC Defensive Player Of Month Award

Minnesota Vikings defensive end has won the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award for October.

SDSU's Zenner A Finalist For Campbell Trophy

South Dakota State University senior running back Zach Zenner is a finalist for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy, while...

More Tickets Available For SDSU-NDSU Football Game

North Dakota State University is making 400 additional tickets available for Saturday's football game against South Dakota State.

Football Playoffs In South Dakota

High school football playoffs continue Thursday night in South Dakota.

HSFB: Comeaux Leading The Lynx

Jake Comeaux looks to lead his Lynx to an 11AAA state title.

Gasol, Grizzlies Edge Timberwolves In NBA Opener

Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and Memphis beat Minnesota, 105-101.

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