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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.

Harrisburg Principal Remembers Student Who Died In Crash

It was a sad day at Harrisburg High School. When students arrived, they learned a classmate died in a head on crash.

Teenager Armed With BB Gun Arrested After Attempted Robbery

Sioux Falls police didn't have to go far to catch a robbery suspect Friday night.

Blowing Snow Makes Travel Difficult

Powerful winds and snow are creating dangerous driving conditions all across southeastern KELOLAND.

Canton Teenager Killed In Crash Near Harrisburg

A teenager from Canton died in a two-vehicle crash east of Harrisburg on Sunday.

Iowa Utilities Board Begins Deliberating Bakken Pipeline

Iowa is the only state that hasn't yet approved a permit.

Fighting Child Pornography Online

Task Force Commander Brent Gromer says the search for online predators is a daily challenge.

Redfield Developmental Center Director Retires

An email sent to employees at the Redfield center says that effective today, Jan Banghart is retiring.

Ellsworth Air Force Base No. 2 In Sex Assault Convictions

A new report says Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City had the second most sexual assault convictions out of 72 military ...

Super Commercials

Thanks to the technological world we live in, social media now plays a large part in producing Super Bowl advertisements.

Trump Aiming For New Hampshire Win, Rivals Aim To Survive

On the Democratic side, New Hampshire favorite Sanders and Clinton ? who narrowly won Iowa ? are avoiding predictions

Registration Open For Fire Academy

The agency says the academy will take place in Fort Pierre starting on March 17.

Child-Rape Survivor Shares Her Story

Seventeen-year old writes "Not Your Princess" book about her struggles.

Blowing Snow Leads To Slippery Roads In Eastern KELOLAND

Strong winds are creating dangerous travel conditions in parts of KELOLAND.

CBS Drama 'The Good Wife' To Wrap Up In May

The final nine episodes of the seventh season will wrap up with a finale on May 8.

County Commissioners Propose One Cent Sales Tax Raise

The money would help fund small town roads, schools, and law enforcement.

CWR: Augie Pinned By No. 8 Upper Iowa

The Augustana wrestling team fell at Upper Iowa.

Teen Killed In Head-On Crash

A 16-year-old girl was killed when her car lost control on SD Highway 11

Coldplay Headlines Halftime Show With Beyonce, Bruno Mars

Coldplay is headlining the halftime show but will be joined by a lot of other big-name stars like Beyonce and Bruno Mars.

Roads Slick On I-29, Drivers Urged To Travel Carefully

A scene on I-29 south of Beresford shows several cars in the ditch.

Sioux City Officer Shot And Wounded While Arresting Man

The wounded officer was treated at a local hospital and released.

Windy Conditions Forecasted To Continue

While winds will still be strong tomorrow, they shouldn't be as strong as today and blowing snow will not be as widespread.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Snow continues to blow, especially east of the James River valley, thanks to north-northwest winds gusting over 30 mph.

Dangerous Driving Conditions Due To Snow, Strong Winds

Blowing snow is creating slick road conditions that have sent car after car out of control.

Strong Winds Create Slick Conditions

Meanwhile, several counties in Minnesota and Iowa are under a blizzard warning.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for blowing snow today with blizzard conditions at times east of I-29.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

What Does February's Forecast Hold?

So will Phil be right this year? Will the pleasant spring weather arrive early?

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

Light snow showers are quickly pushing from NW to SE in eastern South Dakota. Snowfall amounts will be miniscule, perhaps a...

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Warmer weather is ahead to start the weekend, but strong winds are likely by Sunday.

Winds To Return To KELOLAND

Enjoy the relatively calm conditions for the next couple of days because wind will be back.

Storm Center Update: Thursday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Thursday, February 4

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for light snow this morning East River. High winds possible next week.

Snow Amounts Across KELOLAND

Some of the heaviest snow fell in southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa.

Beauty Following The Blizzard

You've seen the piles of snow left behind by Tuesday's blizzard in cities across KELOLAND; now see what the storm looked like...

People In Vermillion Digging Out After 17 Inches Of Snow Falls In Blizzard

The first blizzard of 2016 has people in Vermillion wondering where to put all the snow. The city officially got 17 inches of...

Storm Center Update: Wednesday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Wednesday, February 3

Snow Totals From February 2

Vermillion received the most snow with 17 inches.

MBK: Schilling Named NSIC South Player Of The Week

Augustana forward Casey Schilling has been named the NSIC South Division Player of the Week.

KELOLAND Sports/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSBB Polls: Feb. 8th

Click to view the KELOLAND/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSBB Polls: Feb. 8th

Broncos Top Panthers 24-10 In Super Bowl 50

Von Miller forced two fumbles and had two-and-a-half sacks in Denver's 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50.

Former USD Basketball Player On Broncos Medical Staff

A Broncos Assistant Athletic Trainer from South Dakota who's experiencing his first Super Bowl spoke with KELOLAND News.

Sioux Falls Couple Attends Super Bowl

The 50th Super Bowl is in the books, and one Sioux Falls couple was there to witness the excitement at Levi's Stadium Sunday. Shaw

Panthers, Broncos Head To California For Super Bowl 50

Peyton Manning came out firing and the Broncos scored first.

WBK: USD Wins Ninth Straight

The USD women's basketball team picked up their ninth straight win.

CWR: Augie Pinned By No. 8 Upper Iowa

The Augustana wrestling team fell at Upper Iowa.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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Saturday Night Scoreboard: Feb. 6th

Click to view the Saturday Sports Scoreboard: Feb. 6th

MBK: SDSU Jumps Past The Jags

The SDSU men's basketball team won their fifth straight.

MBK: Jansen Becomes Augie's All-Time Leading Scoring

The Augustana men's basketball team topped MSU- Moorhead while making history.

NBADL: The Skyforce Snuck Past Erie

The Skyforce snuck past the BayHawks.

MBK: USF Wins Fourth Straight

The USF men's basketball team earned their fourth straight win.


The SDSU women's basketball team knocked off NDSU.

WBK: Knecht Leads USF Past Bemidji St.

The USF women's basketball team picked up a home win thanks to Sam Knecht.

WBK: Augie Gets Back In The Win Column

The Augustana women's basketball team picked up a win over MSU-Moorhead.

MBK: USD Shoots Down ORU

The USD men's basketball team shot down the Golden Eagles.

MBK: Northern St. Sinks No. 1 Augustana

The Northern St. men's basketball team shocked No. 1 Augustana in Aberdeen.

WBK: NSU Tops Augie

The Northern St. women's basketball team topped Augustana.

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