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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.

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.

Mon. 08/18/14

Mon. 08/18/14 School begins for the Scotland School District. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m.!

Fri. 08/22/14

Fri. 08/22/14 The Scotland Community Blood Drive will be on Friday, August 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Winds Apartments. Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 1-800-287-4903.

Sat. 08/23/14

Sat. 08/23/14 South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will have a free youth activity day at the Scotland Trap Range on Saturday, August 23. Check in will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. with the activities from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The trap range is located on the east side of the town near the ball fields. Youth ages eight years of age and up are invited, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Parent or legal guardian need to sign waiver form before youth participates in events.) Activities will include archery, trap shooting, .22 rifle, fishing Wii skii and duck calling. Contact Conservation Officer Todd Crownover at 589-3227 for more information. Lots of fun and prizes, including two guns to be given away. Cost is FREE and lunch will be provided!

South Dakotans Talk Possible Minimum Wage Increase

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Low Attendance At Blue Mounds State Park

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Northeast Expecting Strong Fall Tourism Season

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Mud Creates Difficult LifeLight Clean-Up

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Proposed South Dakota Wind Farm Nears First Goal

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Large Kite Dropping Leads To Missouri River Search

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Iowa Woman Died In Two-Vehicle Crash

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Cleaning Up After A Stormy Weekend

Southern areas of KELOLAND faced several bands of severe weather over the weekend.

No Injuries Reported In Smoke-Filled RC Apartment

Smoke in a Rapid City apartment building did not lead crews to fire this morning.

How LifeLight Deals With Severe Weather

While thousands are watching the stage, LifeLight officials are watching the skies.

LifeLight Ready For The Weather

The weather might be an issue for the thousands of people at LifeLight.

Police Investigate Shooting In Rapid City

A Special Response Team is called out to a Rapid City address after a shooting.

St. Paul Police Defend Officers In Stun-Gun Video

The St. Paul police union is defending the three officers who used a stun gun on a man who was sitting in a downtown skyway.

SD Man Sentenced In Beating Case In Cheyenne Rez

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SD State Fair Hopes To Raise Money For 4-H Hall

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Ex-Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

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LifeLight Shines In KELOLAND

Today in KELOLAND, hundreds of thousands are expected to worship and rejoice.

Friends And Family Tee Off To Remember DJ Fischer

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Wagon Train Festivities Set To Begin This Week

The 125th statehood anniversary wagon train starts in Yankton this week.

Sunday Boredom Busters

LifeLight Festival wraps up its 3-day run near Worthing, SD

An Active End To The Summer

The active weather pattern continued this weekend in KELOLAND, with the worst weather in the far southeast.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Partly cloudy skies are expected today with 20-30% of PM showers.

How LifeLight Deals With Severe Weather

While thousands are watching the stage, LifeLight officials are watching the skies.

LifeLight Ready For The Weather

The weather might be an issue for the thousands of people at LifeLight.

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

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

Looking Back At Weather In August

We are nearing the end of August and temperatures are finally on the rise.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Look for showers and thunderstorms in southeastern KELOLAND today, with more rain likely by Sunday.

Tornadoes Briefly Touchdown In Yankton County

Two tornados have briefly touched down in the northeast part of Yankton County.

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Rain is likely today East River. A warmer weekend is ahead, with more rain possible by Sunday.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Showers and thunderstorms will be increasing in southern KELOLAND the next 24 hours.

More Rain For Southern KELOLAND

The rain returned in August; many KELOLAND locations have already topped their monthly rainfall total.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for showers and thunderstorms in extreme southern KELOLAND today.

Jackrabbits Head Indoors

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Monday Sports Broadcast

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

Chase For The Championship Nears Its Finish

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Canaries Fall In Finale At Fargo-Moorhead

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Mauer, Twins Top O's 6-4

Joe Mauer collected three hits and four RBI in the Twins' 6-4 win over Baltimore.

KELO/KBHB/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Poll

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Sunday Sports Broadcast

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

Ruwe Rules; Canaries Beat RedHawks 8-1

Kyle Ruwe pitched seven solid innings in the Canaries' 8-1 win over Fargo-Moorhead.

Moore Scores 32 Points; Lynx Top Mercury

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Hardy, O's Slam Twins 12-8

J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam, as the Orioles beat the Twins, 12-8.

Mariota, Ducks Rout Coyotes 62-13

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for four touchdowns in the Ducks' win over USD.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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RedHawks Top Canaries 10-4

Fargo-Moorhead scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat Sioux Falls, 10-4.

Davis, O's Edge Twins 3-2

The Minnesota Twins have lost ten of their past 14 games.

Vikings Finalize Roster For NFL Opener

The Minnesota Vikings cut a number of veterans on Saturday, trimming their roster to 53 players.

CFB: Missouri Beats SDSU 38-18

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KELOLAND SportsZone: Aug. 29

Click to view the KELOLAND SportsZone from Aug. 29.

High School Football Scoreboard: Aug. 29

Click to view scores from Aug. 29

Canaries Drop A Slugfest in Fargo

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HSFB: West Central vs Dakota Valley - Extended Highlights

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HS Football Returns To KELOLAND

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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