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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.

Joseph Patterson Released On $2 Million Bond

The man accused of killing the son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is out of jail after someone posted...

Two Vehicle Crash Leaves One Person With Life Threatening Injuries

A two vehicle crash has left one person with life threatening injuries.

Iowa Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Baby's Death

A Sioux City woman accused in the death of her infant son has pleaded not guilty to child neglect and child endangerment...

Man, Woman Plead Not Guilty To Sex Trafficking

A man and woman from Minneapolis have pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.

ND, SD Governors To Greet Wagon Train In Pierre

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple plan to greet a wagon when it arrives in Pierre to help...

Law Enforcement Holds Child ID Event In Hill City

Law enforcement agencies are hosting a program in Hill City to better prepare parents if a child goes missing.

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Domestic Violence

An Eagle Butte man accused of beating and wounding his common-law wife has been sentenced to home confinement and probation.

Highway 12 RR Crossing To Be Worked On Tuesday

The railroad crossing at the 6th Avenue and 5th Street intersection on Highway 12 will be worked on Tuesday.

Former Rapid City Bishop To Head Chicago Archdiocese

Former Rapid City bishop appointed head of Chicago archdiocese

Vapshot Arrives In South Dakota

It's a new trend that has reached Sioux Falls. The Vapshot turns the alcohol of your choice into a vapor you inhale.

Fence Jumper At White House Sparks Evacuation

Part of the White House has been evacuated after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.

Saturday Boredom Busters

Falls Parade of Homes in the Sioux Falls area

Black Elk Family Joins Effort To Change Harney Peak Name

Brave Heart leads coalition including descendents of Black Elk, Crazy Horse, Fast Thunder seeking new name for Black Hills peak

Wagon Train Journey Nearly Finished

A wagon train celebrating South Dakota's 125th Anniversary is nearing an end.

Sioux Falls Arena's Greatest Hits

A look back at concerts held at the Sioux Falls Arena.

PREMIER Center Open Houses

It's opening day at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and everyone is welcome to come take a look inside.

Goodell: 'Same Mistakes Can Never Be Repeated'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that...

Prosecution Rests In Trial Of Pierre Teenager

Prosecutors have finished presenting evidence in the Winner trial of a Pierre teenager accused of killing a classmate.

Flashback Friday: Elvis Arrives In Sioux Falls

Soon big name acts will take the stage at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, but several decades ago KELOLAND residents were ...

South Dakota Leads Nation In Flu Vaccinations Rate

The state Health Department says South Dakota had the nation's highest percentage for influenza vaccinations last season.

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

How Cold Fronts Trigger Storms

If you've ever been outside when a cold front passes, it is an experience that is not easily forgotten.

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for another mild day in KELOLAND with highs in the 70s in the east and near 90 in the far west.

Possible Severe Weather Friday

From floods to tornadoes, KELOLAND experienced a variety of severe weather this summer.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

We expect pleasant weather today in KELOLAND with highs in the lower 70s east, near 80 west.

Time Between Sunrise And Sunset Getting Shorter

Fall is a colorful time of year, but the nights are growing darker.

Pierre Mayor Riding Out Cabo Storm

Early this week Category 3 storm Hurricane Odile made landfall. There is widespread damage in the tourist destination.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

After a cool start, look for a nice day with upper 60s in Sioux Falls and 70s to the west.

Storm Center Update-Monday AM

Look for morning showers and clouds in far eastern KELOLAND, with more sunshine building across the area during the day.

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

Vikings Sign Receiver To Replace Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad to replace Jerome Simpson.

Plouffe, Twins Top Indians In Extra Innings

Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the tenth inning to lead Minnesota past Cleveland, 5-4.

Stampede Lose At USHL Fall Classic West

The Sioux Falls Stampede lost to Lincoln Friday, falling 4-3 at USHL Fall Classic West.

Hits & Helmets: Sep. 19

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KELOLAND SportsZone: Sep. 19

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High School Football Scoreboard: Sep. 19

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Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week: Canistota Vs Menno/Marion

Click the video player to watch extended highlights of the matchup between Canistota and Menno/Marion.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friday Night Football

It's week four of high school football. Here are some photos from the games around KELOLAND.

Petition Filed Seeking To Block Peterson From Son

The petition asks a judge to block Adrian Peterson from using any corporal punishment or physical discipline.

SDHSAA To Discuss Cross Country Eligibility Policy

The South Dakota High School Activities Association will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss changes to policy ...

Goodell: 'Same Mistakes Can Never Be Repeated'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that...

Producer, Director Of Don Meyer Film Coming To SD

Three people involved in a film about former Northern State University basketball coach Don Meyer are scheduled to appear at...

KELOLAND SportsZone Football Friday Rundown

Football fans have spoken to the tune of more than 1,400 votes, and the Viewers' Choice Game of the Week is Canistota at ...

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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CFB: SDSU Prepares To Host UW-Oshkosh

The SDSU football team will host UW-Oshkosh in Saturday's Beef Bowl.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

NFL: Vikings Release Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Jerome Simpson following his latest run-in with the law.

Student Athlete Ineligible After Charity Event

A successful Estelline cross country athlete is being forced to sit this season out because she participated in a charity run.

Santana, Twins Tame Tigers 8-4

The Twins scored the final five runs of the game Wednesday, as Minnesota beat Chicago, 8-4.

NFL: Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

The Minnesota Vikings have placed Adrian Peterson on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Graff Says NFL Needs To Admit Mistakes

Graff says an apology and transparency moving forward would go a long way with fans.

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