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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.

Mitchell Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

In a struggle with an armed suspect, Officer Russ Stevenson shot and killed 37-year-old Curtis James Meyer.

MN State Patrol Locates Good Samaritan From Windom Crash

A man who helped rescue a semi driver following a crash has been identified.

KELOLAND News Nominated For Five Emmys

The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Friday its list of Emmy nominations.

Rapid City Priest's Life Celebrated

Monsignor William O'Connell spent his life helping people all over western South Dakota. He died Saturday at the age of 83.

With Clerk Jailed, Gay Kentucky Couple Gets Marriage License

A crowd of supporters cheered outside as the couple left, with a street preacher raining down words of condemnation.

Deadwood Hotel Occupancy Numbers Best Since 2006

The city's lodging properties in July had an occupancy rate of 76.45 percent, up 3.55 percent over July 2014.

Deadline Extended For Some Deer Licenses Applications

Game, Fish and Parks says the new deadline to submit an online application for some deer licenses in 8 a.m. Wednesday.

US Navy Country Band To Perform In Aberdeen

The group of up to seven musicians and one audio engineer will perform a mix of country and bluegrass.

Groups Say Focus Should Be On Pheasant Habitat

Official says pheasants are prolific and biologically receptive to responding to the right conditions.

Sioux Falls Street Fleet Cleans Up Flood Damage

After the severe flood damage left by last week's storm, the city is trying to make repairs quickly.

Two People Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Just after 3 p.m Thursday authorities responded to a crash on SD Highway 385 near mile marker 91.

Contractor Has Plan To Save Historic School Section In Buffalo

Historic section of demolished school in Buffalo still stands, waiting for contractor and plan to bring it down in one piece

Thune Cyber-Security Hearing Draws Big Crowd Of Students

Overflow crowd attends cyber-security hearing chaired by U.S. Senator John Thune

Court Clerk Waiting for PREMIER Center Lawsuit Paperwork

Sioux Falls City Attorney David Pfeifle says the paperwork is still in the process of being served.

Recovery Art Show Featuring Students

The Recovery Art Show put on by Tallgrass and organizer Joan Swenson has come a long way.

Prosecutor Will Seek Death Penalty In Church Shootings

A South Carolina prosecutor says she will seek the death penalty for a white man charged with killing nine black churchgoers.

1 Count Dismissed Against Man Accused Of Threatening Feds

On Tuesday, Judge Lawrence Piersol dismissed one count of using interstate communications to make threats.

Food Organization Promotes Mission With Hunger Action Month

As part of Hunger Action Month, Feeding South Dakota is promoting #spoontember to give focus to their ongoing mission.

Clerk Tells Judge She Can't Comply With Order

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed Thursday after she refused to comply with U.S. District Judge David Bunning's order.

French Investigators Confirm Wing Part Is From Flight 370

A French prosecutor says the piece of wing discovered in July on a remote Indian Ocean island has been formally identified as ...

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for showers and thunderstorms this morning, with scattered rain again forecast this weekend.

Late Summer Heat Arrives In KELOLAND

On average, the last day of 100 plus degree air temps is in the July for eastern KELOLAND and in mid-August for most of KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Another hot day is ahead in KELOLAND with highs near 100 in central South Dakota.

Humid Forecast For Early September

Early September can still get plenty warm in KELOLAND, but excessive humidity has been added into the mix.

A Look Ahead At September's Temps

While temperatures will remain the the 70s and 80s for much of next week, we'll still be above average in many locations.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Sunny skies and much above normal temperatures are forecast in KELOLAND today.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

An area of spotty rain showers (no lightning so far) is east of a Mitchell to Watertown line. The showers are moving in a northeas

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for warm and humid weather in the forecast with highs in the 80s and 90s. T-storms could affect the southeast.

Above Average Temps Come Back To KELOLAND

According to the forecast this morning, the average high for September 1 to 5 will be 86 degrees.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

There is a weak cold front sitting over the central part of South Dakota.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for warmer weather this week, but bigger chances of rain will arrive by the weekend.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Sioux Falls Cleans Up After Flood

The rain may be gone, but the cleanup continues this weekend in Sioux Falls.

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

Looking Back To 1993 Flood

Many of you probably remember the flood from May 1993. It's easy to compare what happened last night to that event.

Storm Center Update: Friday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Friday, August 28

University Of South Dakota To Provide Athlete Stipends

Friday's move follows recent announcements by North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota.

Rush Hockey To Offer Alcohol-Free Section

The move follows an alleged January incident involving Rushmore Plaza Civic Center suite patrons.

Week 1 Of South Dakota High School Football

High school football players take to the field for Week 1 of the season on Friday.

CFB: Jacks Ready To Take On Jayhawks

On Saturday, The SDSU Football team will kick off their season with a contest versus the University of Kansas.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

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Vikings Close Preseason With 24-17 Loss To Titans

The Minnesota Vikings lost for the first time in the preseason Thursday, falling to Tennessee, 24-17.

CFB: SMSU Edges Minot State 21-20

The SMSU football team won its season opener Thursday, edging Minot State, 21-20.

Clanton Grabs Day One Lead At GreatLIFE Challenge

Cydney Clanton closed with back-to-back birdies, shot an opening round 65, and leads the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Rosario Hits Grand Slam, But Twins Fall To White Sox

Eddie Rosario's grand slam gave the Twins a 4-1 lead Thursday, but Chicago scored the final five runs in a 6-4 win.

Judge Lets Brady Play, Ruling Against NFL In 'Deflategate'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game ...

Symetra Tour Visits South Dakota For First Time

Events on the tour like the GreatLIFE Challenge act as a stepping stone for golfers to reach the LPGA Tour.

Sano Rips Another HR As Twins Top White Sox

Miguel Sano homered and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run double to lead the Twins past the White Sox 3-0.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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HSFB: O'Gorman Prepares For Dakota Bowl XXXVII

The O'Gorman football team will play Roosevelt in the 37th annual Dakota Bowl.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Raises Another Record Amount

The annual Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends event raised a record $180,000 in 2015, and has collected nearly $1.5 million total.

Hits & Helmets: Aug. 28th

The top highlights from Friday night's High School Football games

CFB: USD Preparing To Take On K-State

The USD football team is days away from taking on the Kansas St. Wildcats.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Sano, Twins Rally Past White Sox 8-6

The Minnesota Twins scored three runs in the eighth inning of their 8-6 win over Chicago.

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