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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.

Bare-Chested 'Party Santa' Used In Drunk Driving Ad

Don't be a 'Party Santa.' That's the latest message from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

The Banquet Gives Out 'Hoodies And Footies'

"Some people just don't even know how thankful some people really are for this."

Saturday Boredom Busters

Free gift wrapping at Faith Baptist Fellowship Church

Protest Over Police Brutality Held In Rapid

A protest march over police treatment of minorities in Rapid City was held today, after initially being denied a permit.

Judge: Progress On Mediation Including SD Tribe

A federal judge says there has been "major progress" in settlement negotiations between the government and a group of Indian...

Students Spread Holiday Cheer To Recovering Families

Students at Montrose Elementary School are making sure two families -- going through tough times -- have a reason to celebrate.

Avera Heart Hospital Staff Pledge To Not Text And Drive

In memory of a co-worker killed because of a distracted driver, Avera Heart Hospital staff are pledging to put down their phones.

Australian Woman Arrested In Deaths Of Eight Children

An Australian woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home.

AG: Sisseton Killings Result Of Domestic Violence

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a shooting on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation that left four people dead...

Warm Weather Leads To Closure Of SD Outdoor Ice Rinks

Parks and recreation officials in Sioux Falls have closed the city's outdoor ice rinks and cancelled sleigh rides at a local...

Obama: Keystone Offers Little Benefit To Consumers

President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower...

Working During The Holidays

The holiday season is a time for many to spend with friends and family, but some will be spending the holidays working.

Wessington Springs: Six Months Later

40 homes were deemed unlivable after a tornado struck Wessington Springs six months ago this week.

VA Secretary Won't Immediately Visit SD Facility

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he won't visit the VA hospital in Hot Springs until after a study is complete ...

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked To 5 Deaths

Health officials say prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

Toy Giveaway Tonight In Sioux Falls

Feeding South Dakota is partnering with other agencies to distribute toys to struggling families in Sioux Falls.

Current, Former SD Officials Welcome Links With Cuba

"Anytime that we can establish relationships, that's the step number one when it comes to opening up markets," Bones said.

Bob Seger Announces Sioux Falls Concert

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will perform at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 17.

Hack Attack Spurs Call For More N. Korean Sanctions

Suspicions that North Korea was behind a hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are leading ...

Woman Faces 8 Charges After Crashing Into Tree

A Pierre woman is facing eight charges after crashing her vehicle into a tree and then attempting to flee.

Will It Be A White Christmas?

With the Christmas holiday only a week away, many of you are wondering whether you'll have a White Christmas.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Cloudy skies dominate KELOLAND again today.

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Skies are cloudy in central and eastern KELOLAND and likely to stay that way not only tonight ? but for much of the foreseeable...

Storm Center Update - Thursday AM

Storm Center Update - Thursday AM

Snow Prediction Update

Cold air has returned to KELOLAND; fortunately, we're getting a brief break from the snow.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for a slow warming trend the next few days with some rain or snow possible early next week.

Looking At Chances Of A White Christmas

With the recent snow, what are the chances of us having a White Christmas?

Ice And Snow Knocks Out Power In Pipestone

All of the snow and ice toppled power lines, leaving hundreds of homes and businesses in the dark in Pipestone County.

Snow Totals From Sunday and Monday

Snowfall totals varied greatly across South Dakota. Pickstown in Charles Mix County was the biggest "winner" with 8 ...

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for slick roads this morning and chilly temps today in the upper teens to lower 20s.

Temperatures Returning To 20s And 30s

December weather is back.

Ice Causes Power Outages Across KELOLAND

Power lines are being weighed down by ice and strong winds, causing some outages across the region.

Roads Slippery Due To Snow And Ice

As you get ready to leave work and head home, you will want to check road conditions in your area.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Many locations in KELOLAND have switched to all snow and the snow will continue through the evening along and east of the ...

Winter Storm Update: Monday Afternoon

Winter weather will continue to move across KELOLAND this afternoon and evening.

Weather Affecting Schools And Businesses

Winter storm advisories and warnings are in effect for much of KELOLAND.

Snow, Ice And Rain Affecting Travel

With snow, rain and ice across KELOLAND, now is the time to make sure you are ready for whatever the weather brings.

AP Source: Rockets Acquire Timberwolves' Brewer

A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade...

Vikings Rookie Barr To Have Minor Knee Surgery

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr will have minor surgery on his knee to address an injury that has kept him out of the...

WBK: USD Blasts Saint Mary 115-51

The USD women's basketball team scored a school record 115 points in Thursday night's win over Saint Mary.

MBK: SDSU Outlasts Idaho State In O.T. 75-72

George Marshall scored 15 points in his SDSU debut, as the Jacks beat Idaho State, 75-72 in overtime.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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

MBK: Bos Buries Game-Winner As USD Beats Montana State

Brandon Bos hit a 15-foot shot with two seconds to play to give USD a 55-53 win over Montana State.

WBK: Thompson, SDSU Rout UALR 67-42

The SDSU women's basketball team beat the eighth-ranked Trojans Thursday night, 67-42.

More All-America Honors For SDSU's Zach Zenner

South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner has been named to a third All-America team.

Walsh Tries To Kick Through Slump For Vikings

This is not the way Blair Walsh wants to finish the season.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Stampede Look To Stay Hot As Holiday Break Nears

The Sioux Falls Stampede will open a nine-game homestand on December 27th.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

USHL: Stampede Rally Past Bucs 4-2

The Sioux Falls Stampede scored three second period goals to beat Des Moines Wednesday night, 4-2.

HS Basketball To Fill Pentagon

The Sanford Pentagon is getting ready for a lot of high school basketball over the next few weeks.

49ers Release McDonald Amid Further Legal Trouble

Defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into...

CFB: SDSU's Zenner Named FCS All-American

Senior kick Justin Syrovatka and redshirt freshman wide receiver Jake Wieneke were named to the second team.

Vikings Sign S Ahmad Dixon From Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings have promoted safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the active roster.

Skyforce Adjusting To Roster Changes

The Skyforce are adjusting to early season roster moves.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

Click to view Tuesday's 10 PM Sports

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