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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.

Security Increased Outside Downtown Coffeehouse

Josiah's owner Steve Hildebrand says the loan industry is targeting the coffeehouse because of his efforts to curb interest rates.

Mobridge Woman Charged With Burglary

On Tuesday evening, Mobridge Police received reports of a woman had gone into an unoccupied home and left with two rifles.

Police: Motel Fire May Have Been Started By Guest

Sioux Falls Police said a 54-year-old man staying at the hotel was upset and threw a chair through a window.

Minimum-Security Prison Inmate Back In Custody

The South Dakota Department of Corrections said 21- year-old Ryan Dahl was arrested on Monday in Sioux Falls.

Former County Prosecutor Accused Of Rape To Change Pleas

A change-of-plea hearing was scheduled in state court in Hughes County on Wednesday for former Walworth County State's Attorney.

Pierre Among 5 State Capitals Chosen For EPA Program

Pierre is among five state capitals selected this year for a federal project aimed at more attractive ...

Gearing Up For Sturgis Rally

The sound of rumbling engines from motorcycles might be heard on the interstate or throughout town.

Man Injured In Rollover Crash

The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office said the suspect vehicle crashed and ejected the driver north of State Highway 42.

Women's Catholic Group Names Sioux Falls For Convention

The bureau on Tuesday announced the pick, which is the first time the national convention has been hosted in South Dakota.

No Injuries In Sioux Falls Motel Fire

Firefighters responded to the Cloud 9 Motel about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after a motel employee noticed smoke coming from a room.

Bridgewater Ready for Sophomore Season

The Minnesota Vikings have opened up their 2015 training camp, and will look to a sophomore starter as their key to success.

Washington Square Project Gets City Support

Sioux Falls officials offer $2.5-2.9 Million of TIFs for a multi-use building downtown.

Bishop Dudley House Concerned About Exploitation

Officials with the Bishop Dudley House concerned the homeless are being exploited

Open Forum Discusses Fate Of Hartford City Government Job

Both sides of an issue in Hartford get their time to share views on the Chamber and Economic Development Director position

Cabinet Company Using Drone For Unique View

A KELOLAND cabinet maker is using technology to keep more than 600 dealers across the country updated

Community Mourns After Deadly Plane Crash

The Pipestone County Sheriff and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating what caused a deadly plane crash.

Josiah's Owner Says He's Targeted By Payday Loan Industry

Josiah's owner says a group of protesters are really made up of hired guns to ruin his business.

City Officials Take Next Step In Washington Square Project

The Washington Square project is a seven-story structure that will feature residential, commercial and parking space.

Sioux Falls Burglary Victim Speaks Out

Mikayla Lucas never thought someone would break into her Sioux Falls duplex, until she woke up to discover she was a victim.

Lifeguard Rescues Girl From Sioux Falls Pool

An alert lifeguard pulled an unconscious child from Laurel Oak pool on Tuesday afternoon.

Fourth Suspect In Home Invasion Appears In Court

Deputies arrested 19-year-old Lucas John Sutton on Monday for first-degree burglary.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for pleasant weather in KELOLAND with highs in the 80s.

Parts Of Black Hills Covered In Hail

The Black Hills are notorious for hail. This is because the freezing level is closer to the ground than in the plains.

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

Last night?s strong storms produced some damaging wind and large hail? but also some beneficial rain. Officially at Sioux ...

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Storms continue to push east this morning with windy, cooler, and less humid weather behind a cold front.

Dew Points Could Drop With Cold Front

We'll soon wave goodbye to the summer humidity, for some of us it will happen as early as tonight.

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Storm Center Update - Monday PM

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for a hot and humid day in KELOLAND with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Severe storms possible, mainly tonight.

Storm Center Update: Sunday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Sunday, July 26

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

More Severe Weather Coming To KELOLAND

Good news is, there are other factors that could lessen the severe weather.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Storms Roll Through Eastern KELOLAND

KELOLAND News has received photos and video from across the area as storms moved in Thursday night.

Storm Center Update- Friday AM

Hot weather is forecast today with storm chances returning tomorrow to much of KELOLAND.

Multiple Tornadoes Touch Down In KELOLAND

The storm continues to move east, with tornado warnings remaining in effect in Miner County, Kingsbury County, and Sanborn County.

Dew Points And Temperatures Climb Across KELOLAND

Temperatures warmed well into the 90s in central and western South Dakota with a couple of 90s in eastern South Dakota, as well.

Storm Center Update: Thursday PM

Your afternoon forecast for Thursday, July 23

Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

Hot and humid weather is forecast today along with stronger south winds. Look for storm chances around Mobridge later this today.

Upcoming El Nino's Possible Effects Are Unknown

Some are already forecasting a strong El Nino this coming winter, but not all end up giving us the same type of weather.

SDSU Wrestling Joins Big 12 Conference

South Dakota State University's wrestling program has been invited to join the Big 12 Conference as an affiliate member.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast

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Bridgewater Ready for Sophomore Season

The Minnesota Vikings have opened up their 2015 training camp, and will look to a sophomore starter as their key to success.

Brady's Suspension Upheld By NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season ...

Monday's Sports Broadcast

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ASFORA/Clayton Serves Up An Ace

The last time Sioux Falls hosted the NPPTC was 1985. Three decades later it was back and bigger than ever.

Vikings Eat Free At Mankato Pizza Joint

The owner of a pizzeria that's offering free food for Minnesota Vikings players training in Mankato isn't worried their big...

Sunday Sports Broadcast

Sunday's 10 p.m. Sports Broadcast.

Canaries Fall To Amarillo, 12-7

Brian Humphries and Jason Repko each had a HR, but it's not enough as the Birds fall to the Thunderheads.

LGBB: Class 'A' State Tournament Preview

Starting Wednesday, eight teams from around the state will square off in Brookings with a state Title on the line.

MLB: Yankees Comeback To Shock Twins, 8-5

The Yankees trailed 5-0 early, but scored four runs in the ninth inning to win, 8-5

Saturday Sports Broadcast

Saturday's 10 p.m. Sports Broadcast

Canaries Top Thunderheads, 10-6

Sioux Falls put the first couple runs on the scoreboard in the top of third, and went on to win 10-6.

LGBB: American Legion Scoreboard

Scores from the Class 'B' American Legion State Tournament.

SCHEELS IcePlex Hosts Wheelchair Lacrosse

When you think of lacrosse you probably think of athletes running up and down a field, but Ryan Baker and Bill Lundstrom want you to think again.

Friday Sports Broadcast

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

Twins Hit Four Home Runs In 10-1 Win Over Yankees

Miguel Sano, Trevor Plouffe, Torii Hunter, and Brian Dozier hit home runs in Minnesota's 10-1 win over New York.

Royals Option Dusty Coleman To Triple-A Omaha

The Kansas City Royals have recalled third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert, and optioned Dusty Coleman to Triple-A Omaha.

Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Garretson Post 23 Prepares For State Tournament

The South Dakota class "B" state legion baseball tournament begins Friday in Salem, featuring eight teams, including Garretson.

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