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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.

Charles Mix County Sheriff Locates Man

Authorities were searching for Russell Duaine Turner Jr., 40, for his involvement in an officer-involved shooting.

Milbank Man Dies In Two-Vehicle Crash

One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash occured in northeast South Dakota.

Small Business Owners Weigh In On Potential Minimum Wage Increase

Initiated Measure 18 would raise the state minimum wage in South Dakota from $7.25 an hour to $8.50.

Crews Respond To Rising Smoke At Wichita Airport

Emergency crews were headed to Wichita's Mid- Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky.

Government Takes On Rapid City Man's Laser Devices

The federal Justice Department is seeking an injunction to stop a retired Rapid City dentist from selling low-level laser ...

Retiring US Sen. Tim Johnson Thanks Hometown

Retiring U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson returned to his hometown of Vermillion to thank people who have supported him during his 36 ...

Missing Rapid City Children Found Safe

9-year-old Kimmilah Brown Eyes and 8-year-old Mia Brown Eyes were located in Pine Ridge.

Man Still At Large After Southwest SD Chase

A woman is in custody but a man remains at large after a vehicle chase with law officers that began in Pennington County and ...

Tracking Down The County's Most Wanted

It's a list you won't want to find yourself on: Minnehaha County's Most Wanted List. And if you're good at picking out faces ...

Army National Guard Fielding New Helicopters

The South Dakota Army National Guard is fielding new Black Hawk helicopters meant to be used in medical evacuations.

Authorities Find Body Of Missing Brookings Man

The search for a missing SDSU student has ended.

Girl's Report Leads to Day Care Employee's Arrest

"Once the school counselor received that information she called the school resource officer."

KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Keystone Pipeline

60% of the voters are in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline

Past Court Rulings Side Against Painted Plows

Attorney Jon Arneson says that previous U.S. Supreme Court rulings would side against the City if the case is taken to court.

Rapid City Police Looking For Two Missing Girls

Rapid City authorities are searching for two missing children, who authorities believe were kidnapped by their biological mother.

City Must Modify Center To Meet ADA Standards

Federal officials have given Rapid City 30 months to make changes to the city's events center to meet ADA standards.

Kadoka Featured In Folk Christmas Album

A folk supergroup based in California has focused on the small town of Kadoka in its new album release.

Day Care Worker Faces Sexual Contact Charges

Sioux Falls Police say a little girl's report led to a day care worker's arrest on sexual contact charges.

Planned Parenthood Clinic Closing In Rapid City

When the doors shut on Dec. 5, Sioux Falls will be the only South Dakota city with a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Authorities Searching For Man Emptying Grain Bin

Authorities emptied a grain bin full of corn at a Brookings elevator as part of the search for a man who was last seen nearly ...

Temps To Tumble Friday

While the dry conditions will continue on Halloween, the temperatures will take a tumble.

Storm Center Update - Wednesday PM

Skies have been clear today over Sioux Falls and southeastern KELOLAND, but there are clouds coming in from the northwest. Those c

Warmer Weather Expected This Weekend

It may seem like a chilly start to the work week, but it's normal.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Expect Cooler Weather In The Coming Days

You know the saying: All good things must come to an end and it looks like that is what is happening with our warm weather.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

A few passing showers have been little more than sprinkles in eastern KELOLAND? though Watertown and Mitchell each received...

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

October Warmth

Here's the reason behind the warm weather.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for a mild weekend with highs mainly in the mid 60s to lower 70s.

Well Above Average Highs

Temperatures will cool for the beginning of next week, but we've had enough days with well above average highs this month to...

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for mild weather the next few days with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

The Colors Of Fall In KELOLAND

Red, yellow, orange...whatever your favorite fall color may be, we've had all them this October in KELOLAND.

Football Playoffs In South Dakota

High school football playoffs continue Thursday night in South Dakota.

HSFB: Comeaux Leading The Lynx

Jake Comeaux looks to lead his Lynx to an 11AAA state title.

Gasol, Grizzlies Edge Timberwolves In NBA Opener

Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and Memphis beat Minnesota, 105-101.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

South Dakota High School Football Playoff Pairings

Here are Monday's quarterfinal matchups for 11A, 11B, and 9-Man football.

Griffen Giving Vikings Their Money's Worth

The Minnesota Vikings needed another productive pass rusher, and there were plenty of top-tier options available as free agency...

Standout NDSU Kicker Finally Playing Without Pain

North Dakota State senior Adam Keller will end his college football career with a handful of records despite spending the first...

City Must Modify Center To Meet ADA Standards

Federal officials have given Rapid City 30 months to make changes to the city's events center to meet ADA standards.

KELOLAND SportsZone: Oct. 28th

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KELOLAND Hits & Helmets: Oct. 28th

Click to view KELOLAND Hits & Helmets: Oct. 28

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

PHOTO GALLERY: High School Football Playoffs

High school football will be center stage as playoffs get underway across South Dakota on Tuesday.

USD Women's Soccer Team Blanks Oral Roberts 1-0

Sophomore Corey Strang scored the lone goal of the game in USD's 1-0 win over Oral Roberts.

Football Playoffs Begin Tonight

Tonight is the first round of football playoffs for many KELOLAND schools, with 9B/9A/9AA/11B/11A teams matching up.

USD To Take On California In 2016 Football Opener

The University of South Dakota football team will open its 2016 season on the road against California.

South Dakota High School Volleyball Rankings

O'Gorman, Sioux Falls Christian, and Warner continue to lead the way in the South Dakota high school volleyball rankings.

Monday Sports Broadcast

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Macy Heinz Adds Cross Country To Her List Of Titles

An 11-time track & field champion, Ipswich sophomore Macy Heinz won her first state "B" cross country championship.

Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

Zuccarello, Rangers Stun Wild 5-4

The New York Rangers scored five third period goals to beat Minnesota Monday night, 5-4.

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