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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.

Shooting Suspects Arrested In Minnesota

Conner Hanson and Robert Montes have been arrested in Marshall, Minnesota in connection with the shooting in Sioux Falls.

Signing-Off On Retirement

Longtime Sioux Falls radio broadcaster Gene Hetland retires from KSOO

Senate Bill 166 Set To Impact Ballot Measures

A new bill in the South Dakota Senate could change the way issues are put on ballots during an election.

Saturday Boredom Busters

Learn to Curl at SCHEELS IcePlex

Authorities Hoping For Drop In Drugs After Watertown Arrests

Authorities in Watertown continue to investigate methamphetamine cases after multiple arrests this week.

Big Space Means Big Things For Sioux Falls

The big space of the event center is making a Sioux Falls event bigger than ever.

Two Shooting Suspects Still On the Loose

"Given the circumstance of this, we believe the people in the public could be in danger,"

Codington County Man Receives 50 Years For Child Sex Crimes

A 33-year-old Codington County man faces 50 years in prison for committing sex crimes against a child.

Kevin Rice Gets 60 Years For Role In LeBeau Death

A Dell Rapids man is getting ready to spend up to 60 years in the state penitentiary.

Seneca Man Dies In Rollover Crash

A Seneca, SD man is dead after a rollover crash near Faulkton on Friday.

Rice Sentenced For His Role In Sioux Falls Murder

A man involved in a Sioux Falls homicide could spend 60 years in prison.

Police Identify Two Suspects In Sioux Falls Shooting

Police are searching for 17-year-old Connor Hanson and 19-year-old Robert Montes. Hanson and Montes are reported to be dangerous.

College Student Found Dead Worked As Confidential Informant

A new report shows that a North Dakota college student who was found dead in a river last year was working for a regional drug ...

Father Of First-Known Surviving US Quintuplets Dies

Schriver's Memorial Mortuary and Crematory in Aberdeen confirmed Friday that Andrew Fischer died Thursday at a nursing home. ...

LeBeau Murder Sentencing Hearing Today At 9 A.M.

In July 2014, Kevin Rice pleaded guilty to first- degree manslaughter and admitted he provided the gun that two Watertown teens ...

Suge Knight Turns Self In Hit-And-Run Probe

The rap mogul's attorney said earlier that Knight ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled ...

Getting Super-Sized Snacks For The Big Game

With just a few days before the big game people are already purchasing their favorite munchies for the Super Bowl.

State Selects New Operator For Lewis And Clark Marina

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission accepted a proposal from Chris Donlin of Pickstown for the purchase ...

Police Searching For Two Suspects In Shooting

Sioux Falls Police confirms shooting near Empire Mall.

Augie Instructor: Discuss Hockey Game Harassment Openly

An Augustana College instructor says its good that Rapid City officials are discussing a hockey game harassment openly.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

A warmer day is ahead in KELOLAND today, but colder air and chances of snow will arrive this weekend.

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for cooler weather today with highs in the 30s east and 40s west.

Winter Weather Will Soon Return

This type of cooling trend will continue for the next couple of days.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Expect one more mild day in much of KELOLAND. Cooler weather is ahead and some snow is possible this weekend.

The Makings Of Fog

Fog is likely this time of year because of the long nights, light winds, and a fresh snow and ice melt.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for very mild weather today with patches of clouds and fog in the morning East River.

Factors That Create A Nor'easter

With this nor'easter bearing down on New England, we were wondering how these storms work.

East Coast Blizzard Impacts Flights

"The big talk in the airports was, 'Oh my gosh! The snow.'"

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

It has been a day of unseasonable heat in western South Dakota. Rapid City set a record high of 68 degrees ? and they might set an

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for very mild weather today in KELOLAND with many areas in the 50s and 60s for highs.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Asteroid Passing Close To Earth

If you ever wanted to see an asteroid in the night sky, then circle Monday night on your calendar.

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

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

WBK: USF Falls To Minnesota-Duluth 70-65

The USF women's basketball team trailed by 14 points at the half, rallied to tie the game late, but lost to UMD, 70-65.

USHL: Stampede Rally Falls Short At Sioux City

After falling behind 4-0, the Stampede scored three goals, but lost at Sioux City, 5-3.

WBK: Augustana Rallies Past Mary 93-83 In O.T.

Shaunteva Ashley tallied 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead Augustana past Mary, in overtime, 93-83.

Kevin Love: Expects To Hear Boos In 1st Game In Minnesota

Kevin Love says he isn't expecting a warm welcome when he plays in Minnesota for the first time since he was traded to Cleveland.

Thursday Sports Broadcast

Click the video player to view Thursday's 10 p.m. sports broadcast.

GBK: Blackhawks Down, But Not Out

The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket girls have not lived up to their expectations, yet.

CWR: Augustana Edges Minnesota State 19-18

A pin at 184-pounds helped Augustana beat Minnesota State Thursday night, 19-18.

Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

MBK: Fort Wayne Wins At USD 66-55

Fort Wayne senior Steve Forbes scored 21 points to lead the Mastodons past USD, 66-55.

WBK: Miller, SDSU Rally Past Oral Roberts

The SDSU women's basketball team trailed 15-4, but a 24-3 run helped the Jacks rally past Oral Roberts, 71-46.

Workers At Wilson Busy With Super Bowl

The workers at the Wilson football factory are always busy this time of year.

NSIC Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Augustana is picked to finish third in the NSIC baseball standings. SMSU is fifth, Northern State is sixth, and USF is 11th.

MBK: SDSU Tops Omaha For Seventh Straight Win

Deondre Parks scored 26 points to help lead SDSU past Omaha Wednesday night, 86-64.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

Click the video player to view Wednesday's 10 p.m. sports broadcast.

HKY: Luverne Seeks Second Straight Trip To State

The Luverne boys hockey team stands 18-3 on the season, and has its sights set on a return trip the "X".

WBK: Hemiller & Loeffler Lead USD Past Denver

Tia Hemiller and Lisa Loeffler scored 13 points apiece to lead USD past Denver, 82-56.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

MBK: Morningside Beats DWU In Top Ten Showdown

The Morningside men's basketball team handed DWU its second straight loss Wednesday night, 80-74.

NSIC Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Augustana is picked to finish second in the NSIC softball standings.

CSB: USD Picked To Finish Third In Summit League

The USD softball team has been picked to finish third in the Summit League.

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