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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.

SF City Council Approves 2015 Budget

The Sioux Falls City Council unanimously approves the 2015 budget that will total nearly $407 million.

Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

Owners Zygi and Mark Wilf say they have reconsidered their position after further reflection.

Guns Stolen In Box Elder Burglary

20 firearms taken from Box Elder business.

Volunteers, Forest Service Dedicate Mining Mill Trail

A rare relic of gold-ore processing of the past, mill remnants at Gold Mountain near Hill City now protected for future generation

NSU Receives Anonymous Donation For Renovation Project

Northern State University in Aberdeen announced receiving an anonymous two-and-a-half million dollar donation to its Fine Arts...

What Sponsorships Mean To Sports Teams

"It is a slippery slope once one starts pulling out."

Low Demand, Winter Fuel Mix Brings Gas Prices Down

Thanks to the combination of the lack of demand and the inclusion of a winter fuel mix, gas prices all over South Dakota are down.

Transcripts Released Ahead Of McCahren Trial

Opening statements are expected in the Braiden McCahren trial Wednesday morning. The Pierre teen is facing murder charges.

Construction Begins On Aberdeen's New Tech School

Work is underway on a new tech school right next to Central High School in Aberdeen.

Minnesota Residents React To Governor Dayton's Comments

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is speaking out about Adrian Peterson.

Sun Glare Is Dangerous This Time Of Year

Sioux Falls police say sun glare this morning contributed to an accident on West 12th Street

McCrory Gardens Hosting Third Thursday Program

Garden Harvesting and Storage Tips

Lighting Ceremony Showcases Event Center At Night

An outdoor lighting ceremony took place Monday evening, which is the latest step towards opening day for the Denny Sanford ...

Chance Of Deer-Vehicle Collision High In Dakotas

Motorists are more likely to crash into a deer in the Dakotas than in most other states.

Lakota Man Wants Name Of Harney Peak Changed

An American Indian man is seeking to have South Dakota's tallest point renamed.

One Injured In Scooter Versus SUV Crash

At approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sioux Falls Police responded to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of 12th Street and ...

Workshop To Focus On Mountain Pine Beetle Handling

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will be hosting a workshop this week meant to address ways to treat trees that are ...

McCrory Gardens Hosts Vegetable Harvesting Program

South Dakota gardeners can get some helpful advice this week in Brookings on harvesting and storing their produce.

The Line Between Spanking and Child Abuse

"I think spanking would be a last resort."

Faith And Life Lessons Through Football

Area kids continue to play the sport they love and, at the same time, receive lessons of faith and moral judgements.

New Allegations Against Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson may have harmed a second child.

Time Between Sunrise And Sunset Getting Shorter

Fall is a colorful time of year, but the nights are growing darker.

Pierre Mayor Riding Out Cabo Storm

Early this week Category 3 storm Hurricane Odile made landfall. There is widespread damage in the tourist destination.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

After a cool start, look for a nice day with upper 60s in Sioux Falls and 70s to the west.

Storm Center Update-Monday AM

Look for morning showers and clouds in far eastern KELOLAND, with more sunshine building across the area during the day.

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

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Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

First Snow Of The Season

Thursday's snow event in the Black Hills brought heavy snowfall totals to some cities.

Record Snow Hits Parts Of Western South Dakota

South Dakota's first winter storm of the season dumped nearly 8 inches of snow in some areas on the western side of the state.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for another chilly night tonight with lows in the mid 30s in eastern KELOLAND with patchy frost possible.

Morning Snowfall In The Black Hills

Several inches of snow fell Thursday morning in the Black Hills in western South Dakota.

Crops Can Handle Colder Weather

Perhaps you have a little vegetable garden in your backyard or maybe you are or know someone who is a farmer and these cooler...

Custer Crews Clean Up After Early Snowstorm

With eight inches of heavy, wet snow, city crews face downed trees and limbs in winter-like weather that arrives weeks early

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Look for snow in the Black Hills today with showers in central SD. Cool weather will continue.

Little Jackrabbit Joe

There's no such thing as wasted breathe when it comes to the Merriam family in Brookings.

Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

Owners Zygi and Mark Wilf say they have reconsidered their position after further reflection.

CVB: Wayne State Edges Augustana In Five Sets

Wayne State rallied to win the final two sets Tuesday, and beat Augustana in five, 15-5 in the fifth.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

HSVB: Warner Has Sights Set On A Three-Peat

The Warner volleyball team is tracking down their third consecutive title.

Grand Jury To Weigh Case Of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint ...

Dayton: Vikings' Peterson Should Be Suspended

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have stayed suspended until an accusation of child...

Monday Sports Broadcast

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

Monday Night Scoreboard

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

South Dakota High School Volleyball Rankings

O'Gorman, Sioux Falls Christian, and Warner are the top-ranked teams in South Dakota high school volleyball.

Website Tracks NFL Player Arrests

Minnesota Vikings top the list

Vikings Reinstate Peterson After Abuse Charge

The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on ...

KELO/KBHB/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Poll: Sept. 15

Here are the September 15th rankings from KELOLAND Sports, KBHB Radio, and Yankton Press & Dakotan

Sunday Sports Broadcast

Sunday's 10 PM Sports Broadcast.

Lujan Represents Alaska On The Gridiron

Zach Lujan, The South Dakota State sophomore QB, is proud of his football foundation.

Coleman Powers Midland To Title

Sioux Falls native Dusty Coleman homered as the Midland RockHounds won their first Texas League championship since 2009.

WS: Creighton 3, South Dakota 1

Elena Tsakakis scored her first goal of the season, but it was not enough as USD falls to Creighton, 3-1.

Local Fans React To Peterson Indictment

Peterson was indicted on Friday and flew to Houston early Saturday morning to turn himself in. He was booked and released...

CFB: No. 4 Montana 28, South Dakota 20

Fourth-ranked Montana scored touchdowns on three of its first four possessions out of halftime in a 28-20 win over USD.

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