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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.

SF City Officials Still Deciding On Paint The Plow Projects

After an issue of separating church and state is raised, Sioux Falls city leaders must decide what to do with two art projects.

Officials Urge Safety During Harvest After Fatal Crash

A Castlewood teenager is dead after a crash in Day County involving a grain truck.

Hunters Help Wessington Springs Recover

Four months ago, a tornado ripped through Wessington Springs. As the community continues to rebuild, its getting a welcome sight.

Sudanese Success Story

Good Shepherd Center to present Sudanese refugee with Triumphant Lamb award

Authorities: Remains Belong To Missing VA Student

Authorities say remains found October 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

One Person Hospitalized In Two-Car Crash

Crews responded to a crash at the intersection of Cliff and 26th Street.

Park Ridge Galleria Looking To Fill Vacancies

The Park Ridge Galleria has rich history in Sioux Falls. Now it has two vacancies.

Sturgis Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Sturgis Police are investigating an armed robbery at a local motel.

Shooting Reported At High School North Of Seattle

Police in Washington state say one person was killed in a high school shooting in addition to the lone student gunman.

South Dakota Man Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse

Authorities say a South Dakota man has been sentenced in federal court in North Dakota for abusive sexual contact with a minor.

Following Along On A Pheasant Hunt

Nobody loves pheasant hunting more than South Dakota Sen. John Thune.

South Dakota Man Sentenced For Child Sex Abuse

Authorities say a South Dakota man has been sentenced in federal court in North Dakota for abusive sexual contact with a minor.

Storm Lake Man Convicted In Credit Card Case

A northwest Iowa man has been convicted of making and using counterfeit credit cards.

Castlewood Man Dies In Day County Crash

A Castlewood man died Thursday when the car he was driving crashed with a truck near Andover.

A Ballot Full Of Decisions

The 2014 general election is just 11 days away, and the ballot is full of decisions.

Sioux Falls Gas Station Robbed At Knifepoint

Sioux Falls Police are investigating its third armed robbery this week.

Siouxland Freethinkers Explain Objection To Religious Themes On Plow

A member of the Siouxland Freethinkers says two entries in the Paint the Plow program are a violation of church and state.

Lights On After School

The Boys and Girls Club serves close to 500 kids in the Sioux Falls area

Paint The Plow Image Removed After Complaint Of Religious Themes

The Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls will have their snow plow artwork covered up after a complaint about religious themes.

Avera Tradition Of Caring Needing Applicants

$200,000 in air time on KELOLAND TV and MyUTV is up for grabs as the Avera "Tradition Of Caring" application process begins.

SDHSAA Releases Football Playoff Brackets

The South Dakota High School Activities Association released the high school football playoff brackets.

KELOLAND SportsZone: October 23

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Viewers' Choice Game of the Week: Wolsey-Wessington vs. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/SanbornCentral

Click to view extended highlights Wolsey-Wessington vs. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central

Kuemper, Wild Blank Coyotes 2-0

Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, as Minnesota beat Arizona, 2-0.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Hits & Helmets: Oct. 23

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PHOTO GALLERY: Thursday Night Football

High school football will be center stage tonight as the KELOLAND SportsZone is on a day early.

Vikings C Sullivan Returns From Concussion

Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Friday Night Football Moves To Thursday

As local high school football teams wrap up the season, this week's schedule of games are Thursday to make room for the playoffs.

WBK: SDSU Eyes Fourth-Straight Summit League Title

The SDSU women's basketball team has won three straight Summit League regular season championships.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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Wolters Scores 14 Points, But Wolves Blast Bucks

Nate Wolters scored 14 points for Milwaukee in Wednesday's 110-91 exhibition loss to Minnesota.

AP Source: Goodell Told To Testify In Rice Appeal

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...

Twins Decline $3.6M Option On Reliever Burton

The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout...

Wild, Coyle Agree To Five-Year, $16M Extension

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a five- year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle through...

City Attorney: Minneapolis Can't Ban Washington Mascot Name

The Minneapolis City Attorney's office says the city can't ban the mascot name when Washington plays the Vikings at the...

Request Denied To Remove Judge On Peterson Case

A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson...

Rookie McKinnon Making Progress With Vikings

Jerick McKinnon has had more than just the NFL and Minnesota's offense to learn this year.

Recusal Hearing Set For Adrian Peterson Case Judge

A hearing is set on whether to remove the judge in the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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CVB: Northern Iowa Tops SDSU 3-1

Kacey Herrmann had a career night, but the SDSU volleyball team lost to Northern Iowa, 3-1.

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