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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.

Closing Arguments In Bosworth Trial Wednesday

Court will resume in the trial for former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth following a break for Memorial Day.

Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

Nebraska lawmakers repeal the state's death penalty.

New 4-H State Fair Building Breaks Ground In Huron

The state's 4-H participants will soon have a brand new home at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.

South Dakota To Get $185K In Settlement With FTD, Classmates

South Dakota will receive nearly $185,000 as part of a multistate settlement with international florist FTD and the social ...

41st Street Business Moves Out As Another Plans To Expand

Phone-n-Fix is moving out of the little green house and into its new location as Billion Auto plans to expand.

The Difficulty Of Securing Small Businesses

Many other small businesses are limited by how much they can spend on security.

Med-Star Finds Spot Near Hartford

Med-Star Paramedic Ambulance Service has a new location south of Hartford.

Man Dead After Two-Vehicle Crash In Gregory County

A 24-year-old Herrick man died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday 1 mile east of Herrick.

Shooting Death Investigation Underway In Brown County

An Aberdeen man is dead in what may have been an accidental shooting.

Identities Of Victims Released In Walmart Shooting

70-year-old Gregory Weiland was killed and 47-year- old Lisa Braun was injured in the shooting shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday ...

Parts Of Delmont To Be Closed For Tornado Debris Removal

The volunteer reception center will be closed those days, but the donations center at the Delmont American Legion Hall ...

Officials Warn Of High, Fast Creek Water In Rapid City Area

Rapid City spokesman Darrell Shoemaker says parts of the city could see flooding

Rapid City Woman Claims $30,000 Third Prize In Powerball

South Dakota lottery officials say Mary Watson won the money in the May 20 drawing.

Floodwaters Deepen In Houston After City Gets More Rain

Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area

Sioux Falls Pools Look For Warmer Temps

When the conditions aren't ideal, lifeguards have to keep warm with a sweatshirt and towel. Sioux Falls pools opened last Friday.

Annette Bosworth's Election Law Violation Trial To Resume

Bosworth's trial is scheduled to resume Wednesday afternoon after a break for the long weekend.

Oklahoma Man Identified As Victim In SD Park Crash

Authorities have identified an Oklahoma man killed in a one-vehicle crash in Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

Three In Hospital With Serious Injuries After Rapid City Rollover

Police say that both speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.

Mosquito Activity Expected To Increase Soon

It?s time to get the bug spray ready. Officials in Brown County are expecting mosquito activity to pick up quickly.

Bemidji Death Has Some Parents Talking Sports Safety

Hearing about the death of a 15-year-old baseball player in Bemidji, MN has some parents in KELOLAND talking about safety.

Storm Center Update - Wednesday PM

Skies are sunny east of the Missouri River, and it is warm. We reached the low 80s from the James River to the east.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for warmer weather today in much of KELOLAND with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Above Average Rainfall

Like KELOLAND, much of the central United States is experiencing well above average rainfall over the past month.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

The big low pressure system that parked clouds over us for the entire holiday weekend is finally moving to the east.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for 70s today in much of KELOLAND with warmer 80s likely tomorrow.

Heavy Rain For Western SD

Heavy rain on Sunday caused many creeks and rivers to overflow their banks in Rapid City and western South Dakota.

Storm Center Update: Monday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Monday, May 25

Rain Not Keeping Memorial Day Weekend Campers Away

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of the camping season.

Storm Center Update: Sunday PM

It looks like the rains will leave us and the clouds will break up in time for the final weekend of May.

Extra Rain Overflows Rapid Creek

The creek was already flowing at two to three times the normal rate.

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

Storm Center Update: Friday PM

Your evening and weekend forecast

Be Safe When Severe Weather Appears

But with the chances for scattered showers and even storms this weekend, it's a good idea to have a plan ready for if you get caug

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Showers Possible Through Memorial Day Weekend

The current forecast does not have any severe thunderstorms but locally heavy rainfall is possible.

Storm Center Update: Thursday PM

Afternoon forecast for Thursday afternoon.

Hicks & Rosario Homer As Twins Sweep Red Sox

The Minnesota Twins are tied for first place in the A.L. Central after beating Boston 6-4.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Canaries Hit Three Home Runs In 9-5 Win Over Quebec

The Sioux Falls Canaries improved to 3-2 on the season with a 9-5 win over Quebec.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

HSBB: Brookings Celebrates First Championship Since 2002

The Brookings baseball team beat Mitchell 4-1 in Monday's state "A" championship.

Monday Sports Broadcast

Monday's 10 PM Sports Broadcast.

MLB: Twins Top Red Sox, 7-2

After a 1-6 start the Twins (26-18) are now just two games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central.

Ovall & Cooney Hoping To Defend Golf Titles Next Year

Kayla Ovall and J.J. Cooney won their first golf titles last week and hope to win another next year.

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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Northern State Men's Basketball Team To Host Youth Camp

Boys and girls entering kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in the camp scheduled for June 1-4.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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Friday Sports Broadcast

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Samardzija, Sox Edge Twins 3-2

After allowing two runs in the opening inning, Jeff Samardzija settled in to lead Chicago past Minnesota 3-2.

CBB: SDSU's Comeback Bid Falls A Run Short

The SDSU baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 6-5 loss to Fort Wayne.

Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Kieffer Bellows Named USHL Rookie Of The Year

Sioux Falls Stampede forward Kieffer Bellows has been named the USHL Rookie of the Year.

X's Top Canaries 3-1 In Season Opener

The Sioux Falls Canaries scored the game's first run, but Sioux City managed to beat the Birds 3-1.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Stampede Formally Introduce Head Coach Scott Owens

The Sioux Falls Stampede introduced new head coach Scott Owens Thursday afternoon at the PREMIER Center.

CBB: ORU Scores Six In The Seventh To Beat SDSU 9-3

Oral Roberts broke a 3-3 tie with a six run seventh inning to beat SDSU 9-3.

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