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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.

Indiana Law's Impact On South Dakota

"That's a huge economic disadvantage and just one of the many reasons we do not need this law for the state."

Puppies Find Loving Families In Sioux Falls

After spending months in the South Dakota State Penitentiary, the pups have been adopted into loving families.

Collision Between Car, Scooter Painful Safety Reminder

Rapid City wreck leaves 18-year-old scooter driver with grave injuries as police officials urge drivers to be vigilant

No Major Impact To Many SF City Jobs By Youth Minimum Wage

For the Parks and Recreation Department, the more than 400 jobs have a wage starting well above the youth minimum wage.

Alleged Unpaid Debt Leads to Car Chase, Shots Fired

Two people in a Jeep followed the driver of another car for several hours Saturday before finding them and firing a gun.

WBK: Ashley Named DII Bulletin First Team All-American

Augustana women's basketball senior Shaunteva Ashley has been named a first team All-American.

MBK: Trio Of Vikings Named DII All-Americans

Three Augustana men's basketball players were named to the Bulletin DII All-American Team.

NBADL: Force Sign McGruder

The Skyforce have signed Rodney McGruder.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Fights Grass Fire Near Falls Park

Dry conditions and breezy winds helped spread a grass fire near Falls Park Monday afternoon.

Eaglets Hatch At Iowa Site

There are new members of the Decorah, Iowa, eagle family.

Car Break Ins On The Rise

The weather is warming up. That means more people are out enjoying the outdoors, but it also leads to an increase in break ins.

Minnesota Man Dies In ATV Rollover Crash North Of Sisseton

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a Browns Valley, Minnesota, man was killed when his all- terrain vehicle rolled over.

Power Outage Affecting 800 In Huron

NorthWestern Energy reports on Facebook that a bad underground fuse has caused the outage. Crews are on the scene to repair ...

Finding Social Workers To Fill Many Roles

This comes as there's a shortage of social workers in many areas of South Dakota, especially in rural KELOLAND.

Reported Robbery Under Investigation

Police are on the scene of a reported robbery at an east Sioux Falls restaurant.

Car Break-In Warning For People Visiting Sioux Falls Parks

More people are hitting the trails around Sioux Falls as the weather warms up. Police say this time of year also brings an ...

Police: Missing U Of M Student Went Into River

Police in Minneapolis say a missing University of Minnesota student for three days appears to have gone into the Mississippi River

Backpack Stolen At Gunpoint Inside Marion Road Apartment

At approximately 2:30 p.m., police responded to an armed robbery at 3507 S. Marion Rd.

State Won't Seek Death Penalty For Alexander Salgado

The state of South Dakota says it will not seek the death penalty against Alexander Salgado.

uShare: Easter Photos

From sunrise church services to egg hunts, Easter Sunday is full of tradition and meaning for many people.

March Ends With Below Normal Precip

March is almost over and it has been dry.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for a mild day today, but fire danger will be very high will Red Flag Warnings in effect, starting at noon.

Storm Center Update- Saturday AM

Look for warmer weather this weekend with windy weather likely.

Snowfall Good News For Snow Pack

We now see about 83% of the normal snow pack above Garrison Dam in North Dakota.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for pockets of light snow today with much warmer weather ahead for the weekend.

Oklahoma In State Of Emergency Following Tornadoes

The damage from the outbreak touched 25 counties in Oklahoma alone.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Pockets of rain and snow are back in the forecast West River today.

Factors That Make March One Of The Windiest Months

We are all used to the wind in KELOLAND, but why is March one of the windiest months of the year?

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Cool and windy weather is ahead today in KELOLAND with highs in the 40s.

Severe Weather Season Slow To Start

We already have increasing odds of severe weather tomorrow in the southern plains, a pattern that will eventually migrate north.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for areas of rain and snow today in KELOLAND.

An Update On Snow Totals

Snow fell in northeast KELOLAND over the weekend. The amounts ranged from an inch in Ipswich to as much as 4 inches in Milbank.

Another Successful 3-Class Shootout

South Dakota enjoyed another successful 3-Class Shootout.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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WBK: Ashley Named DII Bulletin First Team All-American

Augustana women's basketball senior Shaunteva Ashley has been named a first team All-American.

MBK: Trio Of Vikings Named DII All-Americans

Three Augustana men's basketball players were named to the Bulletin DII All-American Team.

NBADL: Force Sign McGruder

The Skyforce have signed Rodney McGruder.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

Sunday's 10 PM Sports

CSB: Northern St. Sweeps USF

The Northern St. softball team swept USF in Sioux Falls.

CBB: USF Downs Bemidji St. Twice

The USF baseball team picked up a pair of wins over Bemidji St.

CBB: Vikings Hand Huskies Their First Loss

The Augustana baseball team handed No. 3 St. Cloud St. their first loss of the season.

CSB: Augie Takes Two From Minot St.

The Augustana softball team picked up two wins over Minot St.

CSB: SDSU Sweeps Fort Wayne

The SDSU softball team swept Fort Wayne.


The USD softball team fell to IUPUI 7-0.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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CBB: USF Struggles Against Bemidji St.

The USF baseball team dropped a pair against Bemidji St.

CSB: USF Celebrates Home Opener With A Pair Of Wins

The USF softball team celebrated their home opener with a pair of wins.

CBB: Huskies Drop Vikings Twice

The Augustana baseball team fell 6-1 twice to St. Cloud St.

CSB: Augie Gets Melsted 400th Career Win

The Augustana softball picked up a pair of wins over U. Mary.

CBB: SDSU Doubles Up Fort Wayne

The SDSU baseball team took down IPFW 12-6 on the road.

CTF: Glisar Breaks USD Record

Megan Glisar broke her USD high jump record at the Texas Relays.

Dawkins Scores 28 Points As Skyforce Top Stampede

Andre Dawkins scored 28 points off the bench to help the Sioux Falls Skyforce beat Idaho, 127-98.

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