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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.

Cops, Coffee And The People Of Sioux Falls

Over a cup of joe, Fred and Shirley Stephens are having a long conversation with two of Sioux Falls' finest.

Mission Hill Fire Family Moves Into New Home

Family who lost home & pet in fire moves into new home

Pennsylvania Shop Owner Makes Deflated Chocolate Football

A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs.

Homeless Count Shows Continued Need In Aberdeen

Organizations that offer help to the homeless in Aberdeen are staying busy.

The Future Of South Dakota Democrats

After dealing with a wide number of defeats on election night last fall, the South Dakota Democratic Party is now looking to ...

Lynch's Next Scripted Answer: 'You Know Why I'm Here'

A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had...

Surveillance Video Released From Armed Robbery In Aberdeen

Aberdeen Police hope surveillance video of a casino robbery will help lead to the arrest of the suspects.

Family Moves To Temporary Home Following Fire

A South Dakota family of seven who lost their home to a fire is moving into a mobile home next to where they used to live.

Meeting Planned Over Racist Comments

Members of the Pine Ridge Tribal Council will meet with Rapid City officials following allegations of a racially-charged incident

Augustana College Student Found Safe

On Tuesday, a 19-year-old woman left her room saying she was headed to the bathroom. Her roommate reported her missing ...

SD Congressional Delegation Urges Training Airspace Approval

The South Dakota congressional delegation is urging federal aviation and transportation officials to approve an enormous...

Propane Leak Suspected In MN House Explosion

One person is in the hospital after a house explosion Monday evening south of Bemidji, MN.

Minneapolis High School Closed After Threat

Southwest High School in Minneapolis is closed today following a credible threat.

Sioux Falls City Council Reacts To Minnesota Shooting

Two Minnesota police officers were wounded after a man started shooting during a city council meeting.

UN Peacekeeper Killed In Lebanon Border Clash

Andrea Tenenti says the U.N. is looking into the circumstances of the incident. Local reports said he was a Spanish national.

Jordan Ready To Swap Prisoner For Pilot Held By Islamic State

The minister says that "Jordan is ready to release the Iraqi prisoner" if the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh ...

Pierre Officials Want More Time To Study Air Service Options

Pierre officials in November recommended Aerodynamics Inc. to provide flights through the Essential Air Service ...

Augustana Student Found Unharmed

Sioux Falls Police report they have found a missing Augustana College student unharmed.

Extra Cost For Spellerberg Indoor Pool Concerns Council

The price to build a new indoor aquatic center in Sioux Falls is going up, and some city council members are concerned.

Winter Weather Will Soon Return

This type of cooling trend will continue for the next couple of days.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Expect one more mild day in much of KELOLAND. Cooler weather is ahead and some snow is possible this weekend.

The Makings Of Fog

Fog is likely this time of year because of the long nights, light winds, and a fresh snow and ice melt.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for very mild weather today with patches of clouds and fog in the morning East River.

Factors That Create A Nor'easter

With this nor'easter bearing down on New England, we were wondering how these storms work.

East Coast Blizzard Impacts Flights

"The big talk in the airports was, 'Oh my gosh! The snow.'"

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

It has been a day of unseasonable heat in western South Dakota. Rapid City set a record high of 68 degrees ? and they might set an

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for very mild weather today in KELOLAND with many areas in the 50s and 60s for highs.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Asteroid Passing Close To Earth

If you ever wanted to see an asteroid in the night sky, then circle Monday night on your calendar.

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for more mild weather this weekend with a chance of showers ahead tomorrow.

Warm Weather Expected To Stay Around

The upper Midwest has had a little cool down the last couple of days but the seven day forecast for most of KELOLAND is...

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for a few more rays of sunshine in the forecast with highs in the mid 30s in the east, with 40s west.

NSIC Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Augustana is picked to finish second in the NSIC softball standings.

CSB: USD Picked To Finish Third In Summit League

The USD softball team has been picked to finish third in the Summit League.

Pennsylvania Shop Owner Makes Deflated Chocolate Football

A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs.

Lynch's Next Scripted Answer: 'You Know Why I'm Here'

A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had...

Jones, Skyforce Top 87ers 121-111

Shawn Jones tallied 29 points and 20 rebounds to lead Sioux Falls past Delaware, 121-111.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

MBK: Augustana Cracks Top Five In NABC Poll

The Augustana Vikings are ranked fifth in the latest NABC Top 25 Poll.

Prairie Green Driving Range Opening Tuesday & Wednesday

With warmer than normal temperatures in the forecast, many golfers may be itching to get in some practice swings.

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.

MBK: Richter Returns Stronger For Augie

Augie's Alex Richter has returned stronger this season after sitting out all of last year.

Wiggins Scores 23 Points, But Thunder Top Wolves

Serge Ibaka tallied 13 points and 19 rebounds in Oklahoma City's 92-84 over Minnesota Monday night.

KELOLAND Sports/Yankton Press & Dakotan Basketball Polls

The KELOLAND Sports/Yankton Press & Dakotan HS Basketball Polls: Jan. 25

Sunday Sports Broadcast

Sunday's 10 p.m. Sports Broadcast.

BBK: Quarriers Keep Rolling

Dell Rapids Boys Basketball team is 10-0, with wins over top-5 teams in Sioux Falls Christian and defending champion Madison.

Browns 'Disappointed' By Report Gordon Failed Drug Test

The Browns say they are disappointed about a report that troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and...

Coach K Gets 1,000th Win As No. 5 Duke Tops St. John's 77-68

Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

Saturday's 10 p.m. Sports Broadcast.

WBK: Augustana Knocks Off Upper Iowa, 87-65.

Women's basketball picks up weekend sweep with win against Upper Iowa.

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