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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.

Homicide Suspected In Minnesota Farmhouse Fire That Killed 2

The fire Thursday in Balaton killed 75-year-old Jim Hively and his wife, Cathy, who was 71.

Lennox Archer To Compete In International Competition

Feterl has been shooting competitively for five years.

2 Sisseton Men Killed In Pickup Rollover

The Highway Patrol says alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.

Pierre Class Helps NASA By Monitoring Cottonwood Tree

Right Turn adult-education class keeps track of leaf growth on specific tree to check accuracy of satellites in space

100+ Women Who Care Choose New Non-Profit

104 women attended Sunday's meeting. 53 of them were new members.

CBB: Jacks Take Series From Leathernecks

The SDSU baseball team took their rubber match from Western Illinois.

CSB: USD Breaks Records While Sweeping SDSU

The USD softball team broke several records en route to sweeping SDSU.

CWG: Augie Leads After Round One

The Augustana women's golf team leads after round one in the NCAA Super Region 3 Tournament.

CWG: USF's Rutherford Leads NCAA Super Region 3

USF's Tavia Rutherford leads the NCAA Super Region 3 Tournament after round one.

President Obama Mentions Watertown Visit In Weekly Address

Friday will be Obama's first presidential visit to the Mount Rushmore state.

Baltimore Lifts Curfew After Days Of Tension

Gov. Hogan said Sunday that the state of emergency won't be lifted until the last of the national guard has left.

Rapid City Man Wins $10K Grant To Start Youth Running Camp

James Pine is one of 10 recipients of a grant administered by Running Strong, an American Indian youth nonprofit based in Virginia

Vermillion High School Students To Help In Building Project

The high school building is undergoing a $4.9 million renovation

Fatal Crash South Of Brookings

Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.

Brookings Video Tells Obama What The City Has To Offer

Obama ended up not choosing Brookings for his visit, but he will be only about 50 miles away Friday

Yankton Officials Want People To Think About What They Flush

The city has had to repair pumps only a year after they've been installed.

Injured Eagle Released Back Into The Wild

It all started when someone knocked on the door of a San Ramon fire station for help with a giant bird down on the sidewalk.

More Construction To Begin Monday, Tuesday

More construction projects begin the week of May 4

Preparing For Service

Around 400 members of the South Dakota Army National Guard are in Sioux Falls this weekend for a training exercise.

CBB: Augie Earns No. 3 Seed In NSIC Tourney

The Augustana baseball team has earned the No. 3 seed in the NSIC Tournament.

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Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Morning showers will exit southeastern KELOLAND with mostly sunny skies forecast this afternoon.

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

May Could Bring Chances For Rain

Your patience could be rewarded. Rain may be on the way.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for warmer weather in KELOLAND today with lots of 70s and lower 80s.

Storm Center Update: Wednesday PM

Your forecast for Wednesday afternoon.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for warmer weather today with highs in the 70s under mostly sunny skies.

April Likely To End With Below Average Rainfall

Dry conditions cover much of KELOLAND again. While there are scattered rain chances for the next couple of days, April will...

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Very light rain showers came through the area overnight and this morning.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for areas of clouds and sprinkles today in eastern KELOLAND with highs mainly in the 60s.

Revisiting Weekend Rainfall Totals

This week's forecast will be dry and warm as temperatures reach the upper 70s and lower 80s by the end of the week.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Great start to the week in eastern KELOLAND, with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for sunny skies East River today, while clouds and showers will continue in the west.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

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Swedlund & Fries Named Mr. & Miss Basketball 2015

Alexys Swedlund and Bo Fries were named Mr. and Miss Basketball of South Dakota.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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CBB: Jacks Take Series From Leathernecks

The SDSU baseball team took their rubber match from Western Illinois.

Two Coyotes Sign As NFL Free Agents

Two USD football players have signed with NFL teams as free agents.

CSB: USD Breaks Records While Sweeping SDSU

The USD softball team broke several records en route to sweeping SDSU.

CWG: Augie Leads After Round One

The Augustana women's golf team leads after round one in the NCAA Super Region 3 Tournament.

CWG: USF's Rutherford Leads NCAA Super Region 3

USF's Tavia Rutherford leads the NCAA Super Region 3 Tournament after round one.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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Zach Zenner Signs With Lions As Free Agent

Former SDSU football player Zach Zenner has signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions.

CBB: Augie Earns No. 3 Seed In NSIC Tourney

The Augustana baseball team has earned the No. 3 seed in the NSIC Tournament.

CSB: USD Sweeps SDSU On Senior Day

The Coyotes' swept South Dakota State in two games on Saturday. Scores were 9-2 and 12-3 in five innings.

CBB: USF Swept By Concordia St. Paul

USF Baseball accumulates 13 hits and eight runs but falls twice to Golden Bears.

CSB: USF's Season Ends With 6-2 Loss

The Cougars fell 6-2 to No. 3 seed Minnesota State, and finished the 2015 season at 32-2.

CSB: Augie Falls Short Of The NSIC Title

The Augustana softball team fell short of winning the NSIC Conference Tournament.

CBB: Jacks Run Past WIU

The SDSU baseball team ten run ruled the Leathernecks in Brookings.

CFB: Vikings Wrap Up Spring Practice

The Augustana football team capped of their Spring Practice with a preview for their fans.

Friday Sports Broadcast

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USHL: Stampede Grab 2-1 Series Lead With Win Over Storm

Ryan Schwalbe scored with 1:33 left in regulation to propel the Stampede past Tri-City 4-3.

CBB: Augustana Erupts For 41 Runs In Sweep Of Upper Iowa

The Augustana baseball team scored 41 runs in two wins Friday, beating Upper Iowa 17-12 and 24-6.

CBB: Concordia-St. Paul Sweeps Sioux Falls

The USF baseball team saw its bid for the NSIC Tournament come to an end Friday, as the Cougars were swept in St. Paul.

City Data

  • Population: 891
  • County: Bon Homme
  • 911 enhanced GPS
  • Hospital
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Ambulance Units

Location

  • 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

Education

  • 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.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Effective May 1 - October 31st
Weather Permitting