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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.

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.

Mon. 08/18/14

Mon. 08/18/14 School begins for the Scotland School District. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m.!

Fri. 08/22/14

Fri. 08/22/14 The Scotland Community Blood Drive will be on Friday, August 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Winds Apartments. Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 1-800-287-4903.

Sat. 08/23/14

Sat. 08/23/14 South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will have a free youth activity day at the Scotland Trap Range on Saturday, August 23. Check in will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. with the activities from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The trap range is located on the east side of the town near the ball fields. Youth ages eight years of age and up are invited, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Parent or legal guardian need to sign waiver form before youth participates in events.) Activities will include archery, trap shooting, .22 rifle, fishing Wii skii and duck calling. Contact Conservation Officer Todd Crownover at 589-3227 for more information. Lots of fun and prizes, including two guns to be given away. Cost is FREE and lunch will be provided!

Thu. 08/14/14

Thu. 08/14/14 The elementary and high school for Scotland School District 4-3 will hold their annual open house Thursday, August 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The open house is open to anyone from ages kindergarten to 12th grade. The fall parent's sports and activity meetings will also be held in conjunction with the open house beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the gym. All sixth graders are encouraged to attend the open house for an informal walk through at 6:30 p.m. of the middle school in preparation for school August 18. There will be an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. on August 18.

Sat. 08/09/14

Sat. 08/09/14 The Library is having its annual Rodeo Day Book Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 on the west side of the bank. For a freewill donation you can take some books for your own collection. These funds will be used to purchase more items for the Library. Come and support your local Library.

Sat. 08/09/14

Sat. 08/09/14 The 49th Annual Scottie Stampede Rodeo Celebration takes place August 8, 9, and 10 in Scotland. Friday, August 8 will be the lawnmower drag racing competition at 7:00 p.m. on Railway Street, just off of Main Street. There will be no entry fee this year, so just bring your lawnmower and race. The highlight of the weekend will be the Scottie Stampede Rodeo which will be held Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 8-12 are $8 at the gate or $6 in advance and children under 8 are free! The fourth annual 5K road race will be held on Saturday morning with registration from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. Entry fee is $30. Crazy Daze and sidewalk vendors will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Main Street and on the west side of the bank. The Tractor Pedal Pull will be on Saturday morning. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Main Street with actual pulling beginning at 9:00 a.m. Kids ages 4-12 are encouraged to come out and try their legs at this event. The Big Wheel Races for kids ages 3-7 will start at 11:00 a.m. Six of the Big Wheels will be given away at the end of the races. The Scottie Stampede parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. with line-up beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the baseball field. Following the parade the Scotland Rotary Club's cow patty bingo will be held at 3:00 p.m. on the west side of the German Mutual building on Main Street. The Scotland Fire Department will also be having a water fight and the chamber will be serving watermelon after the parade. The Corn Hole Tournament will be on Saturday, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Registration is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Jac's Bar. The United Church of Christ Youth Group will be holding a barbecued pork sandwich supper at the UCC fellowship hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They will be serving barbecued pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, chips, pickles, dessert and homemade ice cream. Following the rodeo Saturday evening there will be a street dance with music provided by Gotcha Covered beginning at 9:00 p.m. downtown Scotland. On Sunday there will be a kickball tournament. Come enjoy a weekend of FUN!

Sun. 08/10/14

Sun. 08/10/14 Dawson Creek Golf Course will be having a One Person Best Ball tournament on Sunday, August 10, starting at 12:00 p.m. Register by calling 583-4244.

Sun. 08/03/14

Sun. 08/03/14 The Friends of the Good Samaritan Society will be hosting a Pie and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Good Samaritan Center Dining Room. There will be a freewill offering with all proceeds used to enhance the lives of our Good Samaritan Society neighbors.

Thu. 08/14/14

Thu. 08/14/14 The Lower James River Watershed Project is hosting an open house for all Dawson Creek watershed producers and residents at Jac's Bar in Scotland on Thursday, August 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the open house, a number of speakers will give a short presentation on different conservation practices and programs available to Dawson Creek watershed producers. Scheduled to speak are: John Lentz, SD NRCS Agricultural Nutrient Management Team; Mark Rohlfing, SD NRCS District Conservationist, Bon Homme County; Dave Kringen, Lower James River Watershed Project; Mike Blaalid, Farm Bill Biologist, Pheasants Forever, Inc.; Jeff Hemenway, SD HRCS Conservation Agronomist-Soil Health & Rainfall Simulator. Please join to learn more about the technical and financial assistance that is available to you to help with any conservation needs or concerns you may have on your farm. Please let the Bon Homme Conservation District or NRCS know if you plan to attend at 589-3232 Ext. 3. Refreshments provided by the Bon Homme Conservation District.

One Hurt In Crash Between Bike And SUV

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Power Line Break Starts Fire, Causes Power Outage

A break in a power line started a small fire in central Sioux Falls.

Banquet West

Six months ago, The Banquet expanded to the western portion of Sioux Falls

Aberdeen Police Use Cameras To Check Officer Conduct

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Scheels IcePlex Nearing Completion

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Tribal Officer Fired After Stun Gun Incident

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Rapid City Businessman Fined For Illegal Workers

A Rapid City business owner has been fined $3,000 for employing people living the country illegally to work in his restaurant.

Flood Damage Around Canton Forces School Bus Route Adjustments

Crews in Lincoln County still have a long road ahead of them after the June flooding.

Minnesota Aims To Create Buzz About Pollinators

Minnesota officials are launching a campaign to promote public awareness of bugs such as honeybees, wasps and moths.

More West 12th Street Repairs Coming Next Summer

As the work on W. 12th St. wraps up, street engineers are already gearing up for more work on that stretch of road for next year.

Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Awry In KY, Firefighters Hurt

Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as...

Court Decision Not a 'Big Victory for Drunk Drivers'

"People who are drinking and driving and are over the limit are still going to go to jail at the same rate they did before."

Repairing & Replacing

Lincoln County has begun repairing and replacing roads and bridges from the June floods

Sheriff, State's Attorney Take Ice Bucket Challenge

More people are taking up the Ice Bucket challenge.

Fund Established For Baby Hurt At Day Care

A fund is set up for the four-month-old who was hurt at a home day care earlier this month.

W. 12th Street Project Delays Drivers

A construction project along West 12th Street between Interstate 29 and Kiwanis Avenue adds time and frustration...

Feeding SD Responds To New Report

Feeding South Dakota is responding to a new report that says the need is greater than ever in the state.

Positively KELOLAND: Hotel Shows Firefighters Gratitude With Griddles

Sioux Falls firefighters put this Comfort Inn & Suites waffle maker to the test and they had plenty of choices.

Lincoln High School Golfer To Play Pebble Beach

Lincoln High School golfer Ben Clarke prepares to play at famed Pebble Beach golf course

SD High Court: Warrant Needed For DUI Blood Samples

The SD Supreme Court ruled Thursday that officers can't take a DUI blood sample without a warrant or the suspect's consent.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for showers and thunderstorms this weekend, some could be heavy.

Severe Weather Hits Parts Of KELOLAND

Parts of KELOLAND received severe damage from Wednesday's storms.

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for warmer and more humid weather today in much of southern KELOLAND. Rain chances increase tomorrow night.

Severe Weather On The Rise

As temperatures begin to drop this time of year, our chances of severe weather begin to rise.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for more scattered storms later today. Some will likely be severe between the Missouri and James River Valleys.

Not Many 90 Degree Days

Sioux Falls has only hit 90 degrees three times this year.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for a warm day with highs in the mid 80s east to near 90 west.

Active Weather Week Ahead

Warm temperatures and high humidity will be around through at least midweek.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Scattered PM storms are possible this afternoon, mainly east of I-29.

Warmer Temps Expected This Week

Many area schools start back up this week, which means summer is winding down.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

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

Cool July A Top Ten For Some Areas

The National Climate and Data Center released its July report for the US.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

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Vikings Adding $19M To Stadium Project

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Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Sanford Pentagon Prepares To Host RFA 17

South Dakota will host its first MMA sanctioned event Friday night, at the Sanford Pentagon.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Lincoln High School Golfer Pebble Beach-Bound

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Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Raises Record Amount

The annual Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends event raised a record $175,000 in 2014.

HSFB: Howard's Loudenburg Looks To Make History

Howard senior Luke Loudenburg enters the 2014 season less than 1900 yards shy of the state 9-man career mark.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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X's Bite Canaries On Bark In The Park Night

Sioux City jumped out to an early lead and beat Sioux Falls Wednesday night, 8-5.

Summit Basketball Championships Tickets On Sale This Week

Last year, 1,700 all-session passes went during the first hour they were up for sale.

SDSU Unveils Hall Of Fame Class

The newest inductees will include Craig Cassen, Rod DeHaven, Jerry Smith, and Tara Tessier.

Holt, Indians Rally To Beat Twins 7-5

Minnesota scored five runs in the first inning Tuesday night, but lost to Cleveland, 7-5.

HSFB: Madison Bulldogs Look To Bite Back

After falling one win shy of the "11A" football championship last fall, Madison is looking to bite back.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday night's results from across KELOLAND.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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Dirt-Track Crew Chief Bonzai Bruns

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Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

Sunday's Sports Broadcast

Sunday's 10PM Sports broadcast.

Coyotes Ready To Turn The Corner

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Canaries Shutout 14-0 by Winnipeg

The Goldeyes trounced the Sioux Falls Canaries in the series finale Sunday afternoon, winning 14-0.

Goldeyes Hold On For Win Over The Birds

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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