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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.

Fallen Firefighter's Funeral To Begin At 2 P.M.

More than 2,000 people are expected to pay their respects to the Valley Springs volunteer firefighter

SD Shop Crafts Stagecoach To Be Used At Safari Park In Japan

The stagecoach is currently on a 30-day journey in ship until it reaches Japan.

SD National Guard Holding Food Drive Across The State

The food drive will benefit needy individuals who in live in the communities where the Guard members serve.

South Dakota Couple Finds Success In Leather Goods

Jack Gully estimates he's sold 70,000 chaps and shipped some of them internationally, including to Europe and Australia.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Celebrates New Station

A ribbon-cutting event for Fire Station #11 will take place Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m.

City Of Sioux Falls Celebrates Earth Day

Free routes include routes 1-25, with the goal being to cut down on harmful car emissions on the roads that day.

Community Support In The Wake Of Tragedy

Now after losing two of their own, the community is rallying to help the families heal.

Sunday Boredom Busters

Boy Scouts serve pancakes in Sioux Falls

WCG: Vikings Lead Their Invite

The Augustana womens golf team holds a 24 stroke lead midway through the Augie Spring Invite.

Comedian Bill Maher To Perform At Washington Pavilion

Tickets run for $85, $78, $68, $55, and $20.

CBB: Omaha Snaps SDSU's Streak

The SDSU baseball had their eight game win streak snapped at home to Omaha.

CBB: Cougars Crumble In Winona

The USF baseball team fell twice in Winona.

CSB: USF Blanks Crookston

The USF softball team shutout MN-Crookston in back-to- back games.

CSB: Augie Suffers First Home Loss

The Augustana softball team bounced back with a win after losing their first home contest to Duluth.

CSB: SDSU Splits With WIU

The SDSU softball team split their twin bill with Western Illinois.

Zebras On The Loose

...police believe they escaped from a local zebra ranch.

Missouri Parents Guilty Of Caging Autistic Son

The St. Charles County couple could face up to seven years in prison.

BMW Recalling 91,000 Mini Coopers To Fix Airbag Problem

BMW told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it has been notified of one minor injury linked to the defect.

Watertown Prepping For Obama's First Presidential Trip To South Dakota

Obama on Monday announced that he will visit Watertown's Lake Area Technical Institute on May 8.

Crews Replacing 25-Year-Old Carpet In House, Senate Chambers

The new carpet will match the existing flooring.

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

April May Have A Cooler End

Models are hinting at a cooler second half with highs in the fifties and sixties.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for a nice day in much of KELOLAND with rain on the way for the weekend.

Weekend Rain Could Bring Relief

Drought conditions continue in KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for less wind today in KELOLAND and mild weather with highs near 70 in many areas.

April Is KELOLAND's Windiest Month

It was another windy afternoon with southerly winds blowing at least 15 to 30 miles per hour.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Chances of rain will increase today in the Black Hills. Windy conditions are expected East River today.

Factors That Go Into Red Flag Warnings

Red Flag warnings have become common in KELOLAND lately.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Cutoff Low Could Bring Rain This Week

The second half of the week is a different story as we are expecting some rain but the set up for this rain will be a little ...

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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WCG: Vikings Lead Their Invite

The Augustana womens golf team holds a 24 stroke lead midway through the Augie Spring Invite.

CBB: Omaha Snaps SDSU's Streak

The SDSU baseball had their eight game win streak snapped at home to Omaha.

CBB: Cougars Crumble In Winona

The USF baseball team fell twice in Winona.

CSB: USF Blanks Crookston

The USF softball team shutout MN-Crookston in back-to- back games.

CSB: Augie Suffers First Home Loss

The Augustana softball team bounced back with a win after losing their first home contest to Duluth.

CSB: SDSU Splits With WIU

The SDSU softball team split their twin bill with Western Illinois.

CFB: USD Blossoming This Spring

The USD football is embracing their changes this spring.

Friday Sports Broadcast

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CBB: Sioux Falls Splits Twin Bill With Winona State

After losing 7-1 in game one, the USF baseball team bounced back with an 8-5 win over Winona State in Friday's nightcap.

CBB: Schrage Earns 700th Win As SDSU Beats Omaha

SDSU head coach Dave Schrage won his 700th collegiate game Friday, as SDSU beat Omaha, 5-1.

CSB: Warnock, USD Sweep Omaha

South Dakota freshman Christy Warnock had five hits, including a walk-off grand slam, in the Coyotes' sweep of Omaha.

Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

CBB: Dakota State Continues To Battle

The Dakota State Baseball team has struggled to win games this season, but that hasn't stopped the Trojans from fighting.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Musketeers Rally Past Stampede And Even Series At 1-1

The Sioux City Musketeers scored three third period goals Thursday night, and beat Sioux Falls, 4-2.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Vargas & Suzuki Power Twins Past Royals

Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit two-run home runs in the Twins' 8-5 win over Kansas City on Thursday.

NFL Reinstates Adrian Peterson

According to CBS Sports, Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Legends Event Looks To Up The Ante In 2015

The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends event raised a record $175,000 last summer, but is hoping for more in 2015.

CBB: SDSU Tops DSU For Seventh Straight Win

The SDSU baseball team extended its win streak to seven straight games Wednesday, with a 5-1 victory over Dakota State.

City Data

  • Population: 891
  • County: Bon Homme
  • 911 enhanced GPS
  • Hospital
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Ambulance Units

Location

  • 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

Education

  • 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.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. to Noon
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Effective May 1 - October 31st
Weather Permitting