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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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The water has been great already this summer at the pool, so come on out and join us tomorrow night at 6:00 pm for Water Aerobics. Every Tuesday & Thursday evening unless the pool is closed due to weather. Hope to see you there for a fun, relaxing work out :)

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The water was great on Tuesday night for our first time for Water Aerobics this summer, so don't forget to join us tomorrow night (Thursday) from 6 - 7 pm for a great time in the water. Don't forget if you have any empty gallon or even 1/2 gallon milk, orange juice or water jugs to bring them along.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics starts tonight at 6 pm at the Pool. Cost is $3(to pool) or free if you have a season pass. Please bring milk jugs and a friend to join in the fun. No kids allowed inside during this time. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Suurmeier.

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I've got some great news. We have the lifeguards all lined up for Tuesdays & Thursdays starting next Tuesday, June 21st for Water Aerobics at the Scotland Pool. Again the cost is $3 per time or is free if you have a season pass. There is no kids allowed inside the pool fence during this hour. If you have any questions please let me know or to always stay up-to-date please make sure you are a part of the Water Aerobics - Scotland group.

If you are inte

If you are interested in Water Aerobics please join this group for updates as things come together to get this started again this summer.


Everyone is wel

Everyone is welcome to attend this Open House or if you would like more information on this great chance for your Summer Success.

Scotland Home T

Scotland Home Team baseball begins this Thursday with a home opener against Tabor. First pitch at 7:30 PM.

The Scotland Hi

The Scotland High School will celebrate the 2016 graduates, this Sunday, May 15th in the school gym. Baccalaureate begins at 1PM, with Commencement following.

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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.

One Resident Displaced In Apartment Fire

Dryer may have led to fire at Brandon apartment.

Testimony for McKennan Park House Wraps Up

"It is up to a judge to decide the fate of a controversial house in Sioux Falls."

Wildlife Officials Asking For Help From Salmon Anglers

Wildlife officials in South Dakota are asking salmon anglers for help.

Game, Fish And Parks: Don't Forget Safety While On The Water

Boating under the influence is a persistent issue.

Historic District In Vermillion Added To National Register

The Bluff Historic District in Vermillion has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

STAR Academy Maintained As It Waits For New Purpose

What comes next for this century-old headquarters building and the facilities that surround it is anybody's guess.

Kids Learn How To Create Video Games

It's a five-day course that takes kids through the process of building a video game.

Firework Demonstration

Firefighters say always douse an unexploded firework in water before trying to pick it up

Fireworks Ban In Place In Sturgis

Anyone caught violating the ban could end up paying a $120 fine.

Positively KELOLAND: Dell Rapids Author's 'Masterpiece'

Even when your life is in pieces, you still have the opportunity to turn it into a masterpiece. That's the message of a new book written by a Dell Rapids mother and pre-school teacher.

Fireworks Crackdown Not Affecting Sales

Fireworks are a big part of many people's Fourth of July celebrations.

Summer Camp Aims To Get Kids Into Construction Industry

A camp in Sioux Falls aims to get more kids interested in the area's rapidly growing construction industry.

Sioux Falls Now Testing For Zika

Specially designed traps are being used all over the city to test for Zika Virus.

Board Of Regents Approves Beer, Wine Sales Regulations

The board took final action on the regulations Thursday.

160 South Dakota National Guard Soldiers Going To Kuwait

More than 160 soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard will begin a nine-month deployment to Kuwait in November.

Ethan Substitute Teacher Admits Sending Explicit Photos

Myers was charged earlier this year after Ethan High School officials contacted law enforcement.

4th Of July Events

KELOLAND events for 4th of July

Uber: No Specific Timeline On Launch In South Dakota

A new state law may open the door for taxi apps in South Dakota, but one company doesn't have a definitive launch date — yet.

New Survey Doubles The Estimate Of Transgender Adults In US

A team of experts has reported that about 1.4 million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender, double the estimate from a decade ago.

Pentagon Ends Ban On Transgender Troops In Military

The Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.

Government Urges Owners Of Older Hondas To Get Air Bags Fixed

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has new data showing that chances are as high as 50 percent that the inflators can explode in a crash.

Advice From Police On How To Celebrate July 4th Safely

Police can charge anyone caught making items such as sparkler bombs with felonies. Hagen also added that changing the explosive content of fireworks can be a criminal offense.

Live At 10:30: Sioux Falls Police Briefing

Members of the bomb squad and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will also discuss the safety risks of fireworks.

Range Of Laws To Go Into Effect In Iowa Amid New Budget Year

A range of bills signed into law this year by Gov. Terry Branstad are taking effect in Iowa.

Aberdeen Mortuary Owner Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

One of two owners of a mortuary business in Aberdeen where authorities conducted a search warrant has pleaded guilty to drug charges.

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Thursday Sports Broadcast - June 30th

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

Dakota Showcase Underway At Elmen Center

The 16th annual Dakota Showcase is underway at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls.

Manziel Suspended 4 Games In NFL's Substance-Abuse Policy

Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

World Of Outlaws Set To Visit Badlands Motor Speedway

Badlands Motor Speedway will host the World of Outlaws on Saturday and Sunday night.

Saints Top Canaries 7-4

Sioux Falls' Blake Schmit had four hits Wednesday afternoon, but the Canaries lost to St. Paul, 7-4.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard - June 29th

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Pat Summitt's Impact Felt In KELOLAND

Here in KELOLAND, those close to the game are also reflecting on Summitt's impact.

Paige McPherson Prepares For Summer Olympics

After winning the bronze medal in 2012, Sturgis native Paige McPherson is preparing for the Summer Olympics.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard - June 28th

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Still The King: Tony Hawk Lands Iconic 900 At Age 48

Tony Hawk doesn’t have anything left to prove to the skateboarding world. He’s already done it all; pioneering the sport to new heights. But just in case you thought Hawk’s gotten rusty in his advanced age – 48 – think again.

Longtime NFL Coach Buddy Ryan Dead At 82

Before retiring, Ryan was named head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals. He finished his career with a 55-55-1 head coaching record.

Pat Summitt, Winningest Coach In D1 History, Has Died At 64

With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012.

Bellows Reflects On His Time In Sioux Falls

Former Stampede star Kieffer Bellows reflects on his time in Sioux Falls.

Monday Sports Broadcast - June 27th

Click the video player to view Monday's 10:00 p.m. sports broadcast.

USD Hires Robert Wagner As Head Softball Coach

The University of South Dakota has hired Robert Wagner as its new softball coach.

Durant, Anthony Lead US Olympic Basketball Team

The U.S. has selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans' third straight Olympic basketball gold medal.

Sunday Sports Broadcast - June 26th

Click to view Sunday's 10 PM Sports with @KELOCat

Saturday Sports Broadcast - June 25th

Click to view Saturday's 10 PM Sports with @KELOCat

Friday Sports Broadcast - June 24th

Click to view Friday's 10 PM Sports with @KELOCat

Wells Fargo Disappointed In Sign Ruling In Vikings Dispute

Attorneys for the Vikings had labeled the signs a giant "photo bomb" of aerial images of U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

Twins Sign High School Outfielder Alex Kirilloff

The 18-year-old Kirilloff was in Minnesota on Thursday to watch the Twins play the Philadelphia Phillies, tour the ballpark and sign his contract.

IFL: Storm Streak To End Of regular Season

The Storm sprinted to the end of the regular season.

Craft Beers To Be Sold At New Vikings Stadium

The Vikings organization announced Wednesday that food provider Aramark will collaborate with northeast Minneapolis brewers to offer craft beer at a portable cart inside the new stadium.

UND Releases New Athletic Logo, Name

Now called the Fighting Hawks, UND's new logo features a stylized hawk between the letters N and D.

Eagan Officials Approve Minnesota Vikings' Building Plans

The Eagan City Council has unanimously approved the Minnesota Vikings' plans to build a new headquarters and training facility in the Twin Cities suburb.

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