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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.

Thu. 07/24/14

Thu. 07/24/14 If you haven't come up to the library and checked out some of the books for sale, stop by any time the library is open. There are some great authors such as John Sanford, Danielle Steel, Robin Cook and more. There are also many juvenile fiction available to keep your kids reading everyday. Stop up to the library, for a free will donation you can get some great books for your home collection.

Tue. 07/29/14

Tue. 07/29/14 Kayla Fischer is putting on a softball camp as her senior project on Tuesday, July 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Scotland Softball fields. The camp is for children ages 5-7 and the cost is $5. Please call or text her at 660-7924 to let her know if your children are interested and would like to participate. If your child has their own bat, please bring it along. The money earned from this camp will be donated to the Special Olympics.

Catfish Days T

Catfish Days The 19th Annual Catfish Days celebration will begin Friday evening, July 25 with signup hours from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Jac's Bar on Main Street in Scotland. Fishing begins as soon as you finish signing up July 25 and goes until 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26. Fishing may be done anywhere along the James River from the bridge on Highway 46 and can be done in a boat or from the shore. Weigh-ins will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. For more information, call John at 464-9626. A fish supper will again be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 26 with a free will donation being taken. Anyone wishing to donate salads or bars for the supper would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning the fish after the weigh-in and with weigh-in. Entertainment will be provided with Karaoke Saturday evening, July 26 beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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"Pool Party" The Scotland Youth Center will be sponsoring a "Dive In Pool Party" for Incoming grades 6th-8th on Wednesday, July 23 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and for incoming 9th-12th graders on Thursday, July 24 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This will be at the Scotland Swimming Pool and the cost is $7. Come enjoy swimming, food and friends.

Thu. 07/24/14

Thu. 07/24/14 The Bon Homme County HuntSAFE Courses will be held in Scotland on Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will be in the Scotland High School Community Room (south side). Contact Todd Crownover with any questions. All students MUST attend ALL days. 11 year olds turning 12 by December 31 and anyone 12-15 years needs to take the class as well as parents, adults and non-hunting students. Register online at the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks web page and find the class under Hunter Education.

Sun. 07/27/14

Sun. 07/27/14 The Dawson Creek Golf Course will hold the Couple's Tournament on Sunday, July 27. The tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. This tournament is limited to 54 couples with alternate shot 9 holes and scramble 9 holes. To register or for more information call 583-4244.

Sat. 08/09/14

Sat. 08/09/14 The Scotland Scottie Stampede Rodeo parade will be held Saturday, August 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. There are six categories of parade entries. They are as follows: automobiles, equestrian, commercial, antique, youth and organizational. Check out the list of activities at and the entry form for the parade. Plan now for your special entry into the parade. Everyone is encouraged to have an entry in the parade, even if it isn't a fancy float. Entries can be submitted to Peggy Schelske, Box 388, Scotland, SD 57059 or dropped off at the Scotland Journal office. For more information call Peggy.

Sun. 08/10/14

Sun. 08/10/14 There will be a Kickball Tournament on Sunday, August 10 at the Scotland Sports Complex. This is fun for the whole family. The proceeds will go to the Scotland PTO. The cost is $50 per team. You must have at least 9 people on a team. You need to register by August 1. Call Peyton Rueb to register or with any questions. All participants under age 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent in order to participate.

Sat. 07/19/14

Sat. 07/19/14 Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 19 when the Lonetree Creek Raceway will host a Pink Cup Race promoting breast cancer awareness. This is their usual ATV, motorcycle and micro sprint races. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. Sign up by 4:30 p.m. Practice begins at 5:00 p.m. with the main races starting at 7:30 p.m. Lonetree Creek Raceway is located one mile north of the junction of Highway 25 and 18, on the east side of the road.

Sat. 08/09/14

Sat. 08/09/14 The Scotland Youth Center will hold their 3rd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 9. Registration will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the City Hall. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. This event will be held rain or shine. Water stations will be available on site and at halfway. Awards will be presented to the top 3 individuals in each age division. The age divisions are 12 & under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; and 50 & over. There is a $25 entry fee before July 30 (guarantees you a t-shirt). After July 30 the entry fee will be $30 and the t-shirt is first come first serve. Email or mail entry information to or Scotland Youth Center, PO Box 2, Scotland, SD 57059. Contact Erin with any questions.

Russell Street Construction Nearing Completion

After nearly 1 1/2 years of work expanding and improving Russell Street, the project is set to be completed at the end of October.

Pink Fire Trucks Pull Into Sioux Falls

Firefighters are known for saving lives. Tuesday, they're doing just that in a way you might not expect.

New Developments Near Events Center Taking Shape

"It's happening in the way we thought it would, but redevelopment takes time."

Three Arrested In Watertown Casino Burglary

Men face burglary and grand theft charges.

City Seeks Performers For Events Center Open House

The City of Sioux Falls is looking for performers for the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center public open house in September.

South Dakota Police Say Vehicles Were Set On Fire

South Dakota officials say they believe someone set the fires that destroyed two vehicles.

City of Sioux Falls Spraying For Mosquitoes Tuesday

If weather conditions permit, the City of Sioux Falls Health Department will be spraying for mosquitoes in targeted areas.

CFB: SDSU Picked To Finish Second In MVC

The Jackrabbit football team was selected to finish second this season in the MVC.

Jury Awards Ventura $1.8M In Defamation Case

A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" ...

Steps Outlined For Disaster Recovery In Lincoln, Union Counties

Officials are urging residents affected by flooding from June 13 to 20 to start making recovery plans.

Final Countdown To Events Center Opening

The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is starting the final countdown to opening day.

Man Receives 11-Plus Years For Role In Drug Death

One of two men accused of supplying methamphetamine that led to the death of a Mandan woman has been sentenced to nearly 12 ...

Aberdeen City Attorney Resigning At End Of August

Aberdeen's city attorney is stepping down at the end of August.

Pink Fire Trucks Coming To Sioux Falls

Tuesday there will be something a little different sitting outside the Sioux Falls headquarters fire station, pink fire trucks.

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Pregnant Girlfriend

A Rapid City man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors.

Jackley To Brief Lawmakers On Economic Probe

Attorney General Marty Jackley plans to brief lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at ...

New Event Center Close To Premiere

It's the final countdown for the new Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Tuesday Morning Business Brief

A series of merger announcements drove trading on Wall Street yesterday, but the stock market ended the day without ...

From Broken Wing To Flight

A Krider's Red-tail Hawk was released back into the wild today after spending months b at the Great Plains Zoo.

Two Most Dangerous Areas For Bicyclists

A bike safety expert says riding on a busy street is safer than riding on a sidewalk against traffic

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for highs in the upper 70s today in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, with lower 80s in the west.

Dry Conditions Through The Week And Beyond

The dry skies will last for quite some time.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for another cool day with highs in the mid 70s east, with temps in the lower 80s west.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

The winds of today will die down overnight, as cool high pressure takes over for the next several days.

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Remember the humidity we had in the air yesterday?

Storm Center Update- Saturday PM

Look for quiet weather overnight with lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Southeast KELOLAND Hit By Severe Weather

A severe weather system is moving rapidly through southeast KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update- Saturday AM

Scattered rain is expected today in southeastern KELOLAND. Cooler weather is ahead.

Cooler Weather Heading Back To KELOLAND

It hasn't been your typical July in KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Other than thicker clouds in NE South Dakota, skies have been mostly sunny, and temperatures have been warm.

Drought Monitor

Rain was spotty in KELOLAND on Thursday, but for those areas that received the rain it was well needed.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Scattered rain is forecast today East River. Hotter weather will be likely west.

Effects Of El Nino Still Up In The Air

Of all the weather patterns talked about, El Nino is probably the most familiar.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for partly cloudy skies today in most areas. Rain chances will return tonight and tomorrow.

Cap Keeps Rain From Falling

Record rains from June may not seem that far in the past, but the lack of rain in July is now getting some attention.

CFB: SDSU Picked To Finish Second In MVC

The Jackrabbit football team was selected to finish second this season in the MVC.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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LGBB: SF Post 15 West Is Hopefully Heading To Huron

Sioux Falls Post 15 West has high hopes as they travel to huron for the State "A" Legion Baseball Tournament.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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Canaries Unable To Sweep Sioux City

The Canaries fell short of sweeping their rivals from Sioux City.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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Canaries Get Back-To-Back Home Wins

The Canaries picked up a second straight win at home over Sioux City.

Friday Sports Broadcast

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Mr. And Ms. Sioux Empire Championships

The Mr. and Ms. Sioux Empire Competition is scheduled for Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Abreu Hits 30th Home Run; Sox Top Twins

Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th home run Friday, as Chicago beat Minnesota, 9-5.

Lind, Canaries Win In Walk-Off Fashion

Sam Lind hit a walk-off home run with one out in the ninth inning Friday night, as Sioux Falls beat Sioux City, 7-6.

Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Audubon Wants Vikings Stadium Safer For Birds

The Audubon Society of Minnesota is asking the Minnesota Vikings to do more to protect birds from fatal collisions ...

Dynamite Mark Dobmeier

Mark Dobmeier has posted four wins in the month of July, and hopes that success carries over to the Knoxville Nationals.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Noesi, White Sox Top Twins 5-2

Danny Santana hit a two-run home run for the Twins, but the White Sox cruised to a 5-2 win.

A.P. Arrives At Training Camp A Married Man

Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson confirmed he has married longtime girlfriend, Ashley Brown.

Chris Dixon Set To Retire From Indoor Football

IFL legend Chris Dixon, who recently signed with the Tampa Bay Storm of the AFL, will retire at season's end.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Sanford Pentagon May Morph Into Ultimate Fighting Octagon

South Dakota Athletic Commission to vote on ultimate fighting card at Sanford Pentagon

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Songco, Saints Slip Past Canaries 4-3

Angelo Songco broke a 3-3 tie with a RBI single in the eighth inning, as St. Paul topped Sioux Falls, 4-3.

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