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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.

All Lanes Of Russell Street Will Be Open Friday

Soon, the orange cones will be gone from a busy street in north Sioux Falls. Final details are in place to complete the ...

Salmon Station Open For Egg Collection

The Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg has opened for the season, but officials say gathering enough adult ...

Black Hills Group Gets Grant For Education Ideas

An organization based in Sturgis that helps education groups around the state is one of 12 nationally that are the first ...

Realtors Talk Safety After Broker Murder

The murder of an Arkansas realtor is bringing the dangers or working alone to light for local brokers.

SD Officials Ask Hunters To Help Prevent Fires

South Dakota officials are asking people who will participate in this fall's hunting season to be diligent in preventing and...

Parking Plans For Jason Aldean Concert

The city says arrive early for the first major concert at the new Denny Sanford Premier Center this Friday

Couple Loses $22,000 In Green Dot Scam

Sioux Falls couple bilked $22,000 from caller they thought was an immigration official

Worthington Witnesses MN Supreme Court For First Time

For the first time the Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments in an appeal in front of a crowd at Worthington H.S. Wednesday.

SF Police Say Social Media Is Valuable Tool

Sioux Falls police say social media is a valuable crime fighting tool despite running into a dead-end in their investigation...

Ticket Marketplace Booms in Sioux Falls

"Sold out means sold out for the box office."

Grant To Help SD Individuals Set Savings Accounts

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has given a South Dakota organization a grant to help low-income families save...

SD Politicians Share Info About Military Academies

South Dakota's Congressional delegation is looking for promising high school students to recommend to military academies.

SD Event To Offer Tool To Help Recover Lost Kids

South Dakota parents can get help in putting together a kit of information about their children that could be used to identify...

TX Girl Missing For 12 Years Found With Mom In Mexico

Authorities say a Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago has been found with her mother in Mexico, and that the mother is...

Woman Reports Losing $22,000 In Green-Dot Scam

They're calling it a green dot scam and the scheme cost a Sioux Falls couple more than $20,000.

Reservation Housing Is A Finalist In World Challenge

A plan to build environmentally sustainable housing on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a finalist for the prestigious ...

Scheels IcePlex Nears Completion

A new home for ice skating is close to opening. Officials from the Scheels IcePlex will have skaters testing out this rink as earl

SD Hospitals Are Equipped To Handle Ebola Patients

Hospitals in South Dakota say they are equipped to safely manage patients infected with Ebola.

Toyota Grant Has Science Programs Blooming At Red Cloud School

Pine Ridge Reservation school uses geodesic-dome greenhouse to offer unique learning experiences for K-12 students

M'Haha County Budget Crunch Prevents Law Enforcement Hires

While the approved budget from the Minnehaha County Commissioners is over $72 million, there isn't enough funding for county staff

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for showers in the southeast this morning. Windy weather is expected West River today.

Storm Center Update - Wednesday PM

A cold front is sitting on the South Dakota-Minnesota- Iowa border.

Rain Sets Record In Rapid City, Lowers Fire Danger

September rainfall broke a century-old record in Rapid City.

Storm Center Update-Wednesday AM

Look for drizzle and light showers in the southeast this morning. Highs will be in the lower 70s in eastern KELOLAND.

October To Bring Colder Temperatures, Chance Of Snow

The fall chill continues to be felt in KELOLAND and it should be in full force in October.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today in KELOLAND. Some severe weather is possible west of Sioux Falls.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Rain is likely today in western KELOLAND with additional t-storms East River tomorrow.

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

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

October Chill

As we start October, cooler air will return to KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for a very warm weekend in KELOLAND with highs in the lower 80s east, lower 90s west.

Staying Warm In Fall

Staying Warm In Fall

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for above normal temperatures for several more days. Chances of rain return early next week.

CBS Thursday Night Football: Vikings At Packers

After 53 years in the National Football League, the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are steeped in a rich football rivalry

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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South Dakota Sports Hall Of Fame Has A New Home

The South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame has found a permanent home at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

Lawson's Comeback

When it comes to men's cross country at the University of Sioux Falls, freshman Nick Lawson is just one of the guys.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Bridgewater Listed As Questionable For Thursday's Game

The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as questionable for Thursday's game at Green Bay.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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CVB: South Dakota Scores Win At Omaha

The USD volleyball team, led by senior Melissa Firtko, scored a 3-1 win at Omaha.

CVB: NDSU Tops SDSU In Five Sets

The SDSU volleyball team won the first two games Tuesday, but lost to NDSU in five sets.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Men's Golf: Augustana Leads At NSIC Championship

Augustana fired a two-round score of 586 and will take a six shot lead into next Spring's final two rounds of play.

Women's Golf: USD's Brenna Lervick Wins Coyote Classic

South Dakota sophomore Brenna Lervick earned medalist honors at the USD Coyote Classic.

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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Area Hoops Teams Will Be The First To Play In The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Area hoops teams will be the first to play in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

CFB: Sioux Falls Climbs To #21 In AFCA Poll

The University of Sioux Falls is ranked 21st in the latest AFCA Poll, following Saturday's 73-21 win over MSU-Moorhead.

Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

PREMIER Center To Host High School Basketball Games

The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center will host a series of high school basketball games in February, 2015.

Gardenhire Fired By Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are looking for a new manager.

KELO/KBHB/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Poll: Sept. 29

Click to view the KELO/KBHB/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Poll: Sept. 29

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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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