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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.

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Scotland is happy to have a location for Weight Watchers Meetings at the dining hall at West Winds every Wednesday night. Meetings start at 6pm and weigh-ins start at 5 pm. For more information please contact Nicole Suurmeier @583-4898.

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.

Harrisburg Likely To Qualify For Federal Highway Funds

The City of Harrisburg has marked a milestone in population growth.

Suicide Struggles Through Song

One man is opening up about his personal struggles depression and anxiety, and finding a way to help others.

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month In Sioux Falls

City Council Chair Kenny Anderson Jr. proclaimed Sunday the start of Motorcycle Awareness Month.

2 Reservation Hospitals Agree To Quality-Of-Care Changes

This means the facilities on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations will keep receiving crucial federal funding.

Car Crash Kills 2 Men In Western South Dakota

Authorities say the crash happened early Sunday near Nemo in Lawrence County.

Iowa Drunken Driving Deaths Up But License Revocations Fall

Last year, 13,938 driver's licenses were revoked for drunken driving in the state.

Appeals Ruling Clears Way For Bowe Bergdahl Case To Resume

More delays could come if there's another appeal.

Deadwood Officials Talk Parking Around Time Of Sturgis Rally

Officials in Deadwood want to look closer at how long certain areas are dedicated for motorcycle parking

City Of Yankton To Replace Aging Police Radio System

The city of Yankton has decided to replace its aging police radio system.

Rural Health Recruitment Program To Accept Applications

The Department of Health says applications will be accepted beginning Sunday.

Sioux Falls Named Tree City USA

In honor of the title, the City planted 615 new trees and shrubs on Arbor Day this year.

City Of Sioux Falls To Begin Flushing Water Mains

The lines will be flushed to clear sediment.

Grocery Store Sweep Gives Sioux Falls Family A Boost

Imagine having the chance to throw as many groceries in your shopping cart as possible for free.

Family Remembers Murder Victim At The Place Where it All Started

Dozens gather at Lucky Lady Casino to remember Baptiste White Eyes.

Journey Museum Possible Solution For Homelessness In Rapid City

It would offer beds, meals and services to help motivated homeless people find jobs and their own places to live.

Wilder Autobiography Could Be Translated Into Japanese

Japanese people are avid fans of the author of the "Little House" books.

State Penitentiary Inmate Dies At Hospital After Falling Ill

Inmate James Smith was hospitalized April 21 and died Friday.

New Sculptures For SculptureWalk Downtown

The sidewalks of downtown Sioux Falls have fresh sculptures for the new season.

Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Grants To Open Soon

The agency said Friday that applications can start coming in on May 1.

Children's Day Celebrates Spanish Culture At Downtown Library

It's Children's Day Saturday at the downtown library from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.

SD Symphony Orchestra Oboist Receives Community Service Award

Jeff Paul was chosen by the The League of American Orchestras to win the award.

Amber Alert Issued For Iowa Teenager

15 year old Shakiya Kay Baker was abducted by 3 black males armed with guns. Iowa law enforcement has determined that the life of the child is in danger.

Protecting South Dakotans From Elder Abuse

The graying of South Dakota's population is giving rise to a dark side: elderly abuse.

DOT Awards More Than $8M In Bridge Improvement Grants

The grant funding includes 14 bridge preservation projects totaling nearly $4.1 million and five bridge replacement projects

Man Charged With Assaulting 3 Women Pleads Not Guilty

Court records show Marshall's trial has been scheduled for June 21.

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Sunday Sports Broadcast - May 1st

Sunday's 10 PM Sports with @KELOCat

Saturday Sports Broadcast - April 30th

Saturday's 10 PM Sports with @KELOCat

CFB: USF Hosts Annual Spring Game

The USF football team hosted its annual Spring Game Friday night, with the Purple team beating the Gray team 35-21.

CFB: Augie Preparing For Spring Game

The Augustana football team is preparing for their annual Spring Game.

Friday Night Scoreboard - April 29th

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

NFL Draft Recap: NDSU's Wentz Taken By Eagles, Vikings Draft WR Treadwell

The Eagles have selected North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the NFL draft.

Skyforce Celebrate NBA D-League Championship

The Sioux Falls Skyforce captured their first NBA D-League championship Wednesday, beating Los Angeles in a decisive game three, 91-63.

Thursday Night Scoreboard - April 28th

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Skyforce Continue Winning Streak Among South Dakota Teams

With their win on Wednesday night, the Skyforce are now the third team in the state to finish their season with a title.

Berrios Loses Twins' Debut To Indians 6-5

Cleveland spoiled the MLB debut of Jose Berrios Wednesday, as the Indians beat the Twins 6-5.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard - April 27th

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Jon Hart Named DWU Athletic Director

Dakota Wesleyan has named Jon Hart as Athletic Director. He replaces Curt Hart.

Skyforce Drop Game Two Of D-League Finals 109-102

The Sioux Falls Skyforce lost game two of the NBA D-League finals to the Los Angeles D-Fenders Tuesday night, 109-102.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast - April 26th

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

Tuesday Night Scoreboard - April 26th

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Arcia's Home Run Lifts Twins Over Indians 4-3

Oswaldo Arcia led off the ninth inning with a home run to lead the Twins past Cleveland 4-3.

WBK: Plitzuweit Introduced As USD Women's Head Coach

Dawn Plitzuweit talks about taking over the women's basketball head coaching vacancy.

Monday Sports Broadcast - April 25th

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Monday Night Scoreboard - April 25th

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

WBK: New USD Head Coach Excited, Thankful For Opportunity

The University of South Dakota has a new women's basketball coach.

Skyforce Set To Induct Four Into Hall Of Fame

The Sioux Falls Skyforce will induct Tommy Smith, Kasib Powell, David Bailey, and Mo McHone into the inaugural Skyforce Hall of Fame.

Appeals Court: QB Tom Brady Must Serve 'Deflategate' Penalty

A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.

Dawn Plitzuweit Announced As New USD Head Coach

At 11 a.m. Monday, Dawn Plitzuweit will speak at her official announcement with University of South Dakota officials.

NBADL: Force Take Game One Of D-League Finals

The Skyforce took game one of the NBA D-League Finals.

IFL: Storm Defeat Danger

The Storm topped the Danger in Nebraska.

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