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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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"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.

Thu. 07/03/14

Thu. 07/03/14 The Summer Reading Program starts July 3rd. K-2nd grade from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 3rd-5th grade AND middle school (6-8 grade) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sat. 07/26/14

Sat. 07/26/14 A Run in Pink 5K run/walk color run is set for Saturday, July 26 with check-in at 2:00 p.m. and the run starting at 2:30 p.m. at the parking lot on the south side of the school. This is a fundraiser for Pam Godlevsky and her journey with breast cancer. Registration is $15 from now until July 11th. The cost will be $25 after July 11th. Kids 12 and under are $5. Mail registration fee to Kristy Furney. Make checks payable to Pam Godlevsky. If you cant make it and would still like to donate, please indicate that on your check. WEAR WHITE! Safety glasses are a must. They will not be provided. There will be prizes after the race.

Sat. 06/28/14

Sat. 06/28/14 The third annual tractor and pickup pull will be held Saturday, June 28 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Lonetree Creek Race Park located one mile north of Highway 25 and 18 junction on the east side of the road. Gate fee is a freewill donation. NNPAI, Inc. rules and hook fees will be used. Registration will end 30 minutes before pull. Make sure you are pre-registered if you are not on time. Bring scale tickets for your weight classes. To pre-register call Loren Paulson 402-375-0576. For more information call Aaron Matthaei at 605-661-7405.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Cooler weather is forecast today in KELOLAND. Scattered t-storms are possible in the Black Hills.

People Deal With Hot Summer Days

The heat wave this week has forced many people to find ways to stay cool.

Heat Advisory

Wearing light-weight and loose-fitting clothes is a good way to beat the heat as well as drinking plenty of water.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for a hot day today with a heat advisory for much of eastern KELOLAND. Storms are possible in the northeast this evening.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

A Year For The Record Books

Much of the Midwest has been experiencing a colder than average 2014 while the west coast has been experiencing a record...

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Temps Heat Up For JazzFest

As the music heats up, so will the temperatures.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for another pleasant day in KELOLAND with highs mainly in the lower to middle 80s.

The Heat Is Around The Corner

The heat will build to our southwest over the next couple of days.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Another pleasant day is ahead with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Record Cold

It felt like an autumn morning on Tuesday as temperatures dipped to the 40s and low 50s.

Winona State Football Player Dies

Campus officials say 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday, during a workout with teammates.

Krista Wood Named SDSU Softball Coach

SDSU named Krista Wood the Jackrabbits new head softball coach Tuesday.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Wild's Vanek Helping Authorities In Federal Probe

Former Stampede standout Thomas Vanek is cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester, New York.

Wrigley, Saints Clip Canaries 10-4

A.J. Kirby-Jones collected three hits, a home run, and three RBI Monday, but Sioux Falls lost to St. Paul, 10-4.

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.

Nick Kirkegaard: Racing In Memory Of Mom

Nick Kirkegaard got his start in racing with the help of fiance Paetyn, but it was his mom that introduced him to the sports.

Five To Enter Augustana's Athletic Hall Of Fame

Augustana will induct five former student-athletes into the Hall of Fame on September 26th.

SDSU Hires VanDamme As Head Golf Coach

The SDSU men's and women's golf programs will be led by new head coach Casey VanDamme.

WBK: SDSU Releases Non-Conference Schedule

The SDSU women's basketball team will open the season November 14th, against BYU.

Woman Recognized For Role In Baseball History

A woman recognized as baseball's first female professional umpire has been inducted into the Yankton College Alumni Hall of Fame.

Back Where He Started

For Hartford native Sam Lind, his baseball career has propelled him around the country and back.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

Sunday's 10PM Sports Broadcast.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

Saturday's 10PM Sports Broadcast.

Canaries Drop Second Straight in Fargo

The Canaries were unable to muster a win in the second game of their series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, lose 4-2.

South Dakota Law Enforcement Comes Together For A Good Cause

Harmodon Park was filled with law enforcement showing their skills on the softball field for the annual Battle of the Badges...

Marsh, Byrum Headline 19th Annual Orion Classic

The 19th annual Orion Classic is scheduled for early August, and will feature eight professional golfers.

Friday Sports Broadcast

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Tripp, RedHawks Blast Canaries 12-3

The Sioux Falls Canaries lost their sixth straight game Friday night, falling at Fargo-Moorhead, 12-3.

Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

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