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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.

Christmas Light Damage Doesn't Deter Storybook Island Volunteers

After $2,000 in vandalism to light displays, community response gets popular kids park ready for Christmas season display

Blackburn: 'Not Surprised' By Ferguson Response

Even though the reaction in Ferguson was expected, Augustana Director of Diversity Mark Blackburn says we can move forward.

Father Sentenced To 30 Years After Killing Daughter

Almost three years after the death of 2 year-old Aleeyah Cook, her father is heading to prison for the crime.

Helpline Center's Day Care Resources

Whether you have a brand new baby or you've just moved to the area, finding the right day care is a top priority for parents.

How A Grand Jury Works In South Dakota

The violence in Ferguson, Missouri was sparked by a grand jury decision. What is a grand jury and how does it work?

Aberdeen Police Call Body Cameras Very Useful

Body cameras worn by police are receiving more attention as events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri.

Gov. Daugaard Appoints RC Judge To Supreme Court

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a new justice to the state's Supreme Court.

Five Major Road Projects For 2015

The city of Sioux Falls has outlined five major road construction projects for 2015.

Ferguson Grand Jury Documents

Review documents presented to the St. Louis County grand jury.

Giving Blood Made Easy

The Red Cross is looking for more information around the holidays.

Both Sides Want Judge To Rule On SD Gay Marriage

Attorneys for the state and for a group of same-sex couples challenging South Dakota's ban on gay marriage have asked a...

Purse Snatcher Strikes Rapid City

Rapid City Police are searching for a suspect who stole a purse at Walmart on Lacrosse Street.

Police Look For Storybook Island Vandals

Rapid City Police say someone caused thousands of dollars of damage to holiday lights at the popular park.

Brown's Attorneys Criticize Grand Jury, Prosecutor

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of ...

Athlete's Lawyer: Client Didn't Cause Bodily Harm

An attorney for former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson says prosecutors do not have enough evidence to justify charges of ...

Chris Tomlin & Rend Collective Coming To PREMIER Center

Popular Contemporary Christian Music artists will perform in Sioux Falls in March.

Protests Across Country Following Verdict

A grand jury in St. Louis County?s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has incited protests reaching ...

Police: Sturgis Man Charged With Shooting Roommate

Authorities have charged a Sturgis man who they say shot his new roommate in the head during an argument.

Wake Held For Girl Killed By Dogs On Reservation

Family members and others gathered in Rapid City to remember an 8-year-old girl who was killed by a pack of dogs on the Pine ...

Staying Closed On Thanksgiving

Businesses are advertising plenty of Thanksgiving specials for Thursday shoppers. But some stores are not open during Thanksgiving

Storm Center Update: Tuesday Midday

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for northeast KELOLAND tonight.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Temperatures will be warmer today ahead of another clipper system...chances of rain and snow go up later today.

Monitoring Holiday Travel

While there are no big storms on the way for KELOLAND, sometimes it's the little ones that catch drivers off guard.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for windy weather today in KELOLAND and highs mainly in the 20s.

SD Red Cross Volunteer Headed To Buffalo, NY

A South Dakota volunteer with the American Red Cross is headed to Buffalo NY tomorrow to help with relief efforts.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Watching The Wind And Snow For Monday

Watching The Wind And Snow For Monday

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Temps To Warm Up For The Weekend

After a cold Thursday, temperatures went up on Friday and will continue that trend this weekend.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for a warmer weekend with highs in the 30s and 40s in most areas of KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for a warmer weekend ahead with highs returning to the 30s and 40s.

Former KELO Newsman Covering Buffalo Snowstorm

The weather in KELOLAND is nothing compared to what people are dealing with in the northeast.

Bills Race Clock To Clear Snow-Filled Stadium

The Buffalo Bills are snowed in, and it's unclear whether they'll be able to clear 4 feet of snow at Ralph Wilson Stadium in time.

Goosen Named USF Women's Soccer Coach

USF has named Brittany Goosen the new head coach of the women's soccer team.

MBK: Augustana Ranked #19 In NABC Poll

The Augustana men's basketball team is ranked 19th in the first NABC poll of the season.

Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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

WBK: Contreras, Coyotes Rip UC Irvine 96-52

Raeshel Contreras scored 24 points to lead USD past UCI in the Coyotes' home opener, 96-52.

MBK: Jansen, Augustana Top Wayne State 89-71

Daniel Jansen scored 33 points to lead Augustana to an 89-71 win over Wayne State.

MBK: USF Falls To Dakota State 81-76

The USF men's basketball team lost a non-conference game to Dakota State Monday night, 81-76.

WBK: SDSU Beats Sam Houston State 60-49

SDSU opened the game on a 16-3 run, en route to a 60-49 win over Sam Houston State.

Sioux Falls Sports Club All-City Volleyball Team

The Sioux Falls Sports Club has unveiled its all-city volleyball team for the 2014 season.

CVB: SDSU Head Coach Phil McDaniel Resigns

SDSU has accepted the resignation of head volleyball coach Phil McDaniel.

CFB: Jacks Jump Into The Postseason

The Jackrabbit football team talks about hearing their name called into the FCS Playoffs.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

Click to view Sunday's 10 PM Sports

CFB: SDSU Playoff Ticket Info

Click for ticket information for the SDSU FCS Playoff game at Montana St.

Jackrabbits Draw Montana State In FCS Playoffs

The South Dakota State University football team will make its third consecutive appearance in the FCS playoffs.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

Click to view Saturday's 10 PM Sports

Force Fall In Home Opener

The Skyforce fell to Iowa in their home opener.

WBK: Jacks Drop At DePaul

The SDSU women slipped up at DePaul.

CFB: SDSU Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over USD

The SDSU football team topped USD 37-14 in Brookings.

MBK: Augie Drops Presentation At Home

The Augie men held of Presentation at the Elmen Center.

MBK: USD Comes Up Short At Wofford

The USD men fell short at Wofford.

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