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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.

SculptureWalk Art Stolen, Vandalized

Sioux Falls Police are investigating.

Memorial Day Weekend Saturation Results In Tickets, Arrests

The troopers were looking for seat belt, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and motorcycle violations.

Missouri Parents Who Caged Autistic Son Ordered Imprisoned

The Smiths were convicted last month of child endangerment.

SD To Pay $9K To Former Gubernatorial Candidate's Attorney

Welch will be paid for 109.5 hours worked.

Newton Mom Sentenced Following 12-Year-Old Daughter's Pregnancy

The girl's mother was sentenced Wednesday to 10 days in jail.

Crazy Horse Memorial Commemorates 67th Anniversary

Wednesday marks the 67th anniversary of the dedication of the Crazy Horse Memorial and the first mountain blast.

Bond For Man Charged In Rapid City Slaying Set At $1 Million

The Rapid City man has been charged with first-degree murder.

Little Caesar's Love Kitchen To Stop In Sioux Falls

The Love Kitchen travels all over the continental US and Canada to serve food to the homeless and victims of disasters.

Zoo Offers Savings For Midcontinent Discount Day

You can save $2 off admission to the zoo Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hawks Fly Past Canaries

The RedHawks flew past the Canaries 8-3 Friday night in Sioux Falls.

Brandon Native Survives Lightning Strike

For Wanda Cross, her son getting struck by lightning and living to tell the story is nothing short of a miracle.

Saturday Boredom Busters

Bikes & Babes Rally for Miracles raises money for CMN

Dakota Alliance Reacts To FIFA Scandal

It's one of the top sports for kids in KELOLAND but a recent scandal could be giving soccer a bad name.

Alleged Human Trafficker Held On $250,000 Bond

After his arrest this week, 30-year-old Justin Keith could face close to 40 years in prison for human trafficking and pimping.

Sioux Falls Dairy Queen Increases Fundraising Efforts

The Dairy Queen on South Minnesota is holding monthly fundraisers.

Boys And Girls Clubs In KELOLAND Expand

Several Boys and Girls Clubs in KELOLAND are seeing a lot of new members. With this growth, comes several new facilities.

IA Man Files Lawsuit, Sues Mitchell And Mayor

Koch filed a lawsuit t Friday saying the city violated his civil rights and broke a contract.

Bird Flu Outbreak Continues In Iowa

The bird flu has now struck nearly 70-farms with 26- million birds, and that's just in Iowa.

SD Man Sentenced To Life For Recruiting Others To Sell Meth

A western South Dakota man convicted of recruiting others to distribute methamphetamine in the state has been sentenced to ...

Volunteers, Donations Needed In Delmont

Delmont leaders are asking for more help.

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

A Look Back At The 1947 Blizzard

It's hard to believe that a foot of snow could fall at the end of May, but in 1947, folks in the Midwest weren't having a hard ...

Storm Center Update: Friday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Friday, May 29

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Daugaard Asks Obama For Delmont Tornado Disaster Declaration

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a presidential disaster declaration to help South Dakotans whose homes and businesses were dama

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for a warm day with scattered t-storms developing this afternoon and tonight.

Rainfall Leads To Flooding Across Midwest

We missed the April showers and May flowers because last month was dry, and this month has been cloudy and rainy.

Storm Center Update - Wednesday PM

Skies are sunny east of the Missouri River, and it is warm. We reached the low 80s from the James River to the east.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for warmer weather today in much of KELOLAND with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Above Average Rainfall

Like KELOLAND, much of the central United States is experiencing well above average rainfall over the past month.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

The big low pressure system that parked clouds over us for the entire holiday weekend is finally moving to the east.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for 70s today in much of KELOLAND with warmer 80s likely tomorrow.

Heavy Rain For Western SD

Heavy rain on Sunday caused many creeks and rivers to overflow their banks in Rapid City and western South Dakota.

Storm Center Update: Monday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Monday, May 25

Rain Not Keeping Memorial Day Weekend Campers Away

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of the camping season.

Storm Center Update: Sunday PM

It looks like the rains will leave us and the clouds will break up in time for the final weekend of May.

Extra Rain Overflows Rapid Creek

The creek was already flowing at two to three times the normal rate.

Hawks Fly Past Canaries

The RedHawks flew past the Canaries 8-3 Friday night in Sioux Falls.

Friday Sports Broadcast

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Thursday Sports Broadcast

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CFB: SDSU Unveils Kickoff Times For Home Schedule

The SDSU football team will play four of its six home games under the lights, including three 6:00 contests.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Kieffer Bellows Named To All-USHL Third Team

Sioux Falls Stampede forward Kieffer Bellows captured his third postseason award Thursday, as he was named All-USHL Third Team.

Adrian Peterson Vents On Twitter About Honoring Contract

Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the

LGBB: Post 15 West Looking For Another Successful Summer

The Post 15 West legion baseball team is looking forward to another successful summer.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Repko Homers Again, But Canaries Fall To Capitales

Jason Repko hit his second home run in as many nights Wednesday, but Sioux Falls lost to Quebec, 7-5.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Hicks & Rosario Homer As Twins Sweep Red Sox

The Minnesota Twins are tied for first place in the A.L. Central after beating Boston 6-4.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Canaries Hit Three Home Runs In 9-5 Win Over Quebec

The Sioux Falls Canaries improved to 3-2 on the season with a 9-5 win over Quebec.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

HSBB: Brookings Celebrates First Championship Since 2002

The Brookings baseball team beat Mitchell 4-1 in Monday's state "A" championship.

Monday Sports Broadcast

Monday's 10 PM Sports Broadcast.

MLB: Twins Top Red Sox, 7-2

After a 1-6 start the Twins (26-18) are now just two games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central.

Ovall & Cooney Hoping To Defend Golf Titles Next Year

Kayla Ovall and J.J. Cooney won their first golf titles last week and hope to win another next year.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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Northern State Men's Basketball Team To Host Youth Camp

Boys and girls entering kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in the camp scheduled for June 1-4.

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