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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.

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Scotland is happy to have a location for Weight Watchers Meetings at the dining hall at West Winds every Wednesday night. Meetings start at 6pm and weigh-ins start at 5 pm. For more information please contact Nicole Suurmeier @583-4898.

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.

Wounded Knee Woman Sentenced For Stealing From Tribal Group

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 27-year-old Casey Titus embezzled more than $15,000 from the Wounded Knee Community Council while serving as vice chairwoman and treasurer from 2010 through May 2014.

Child Hit By Car On Cliff Avenue

A young girl was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car on Cliff Avenue Thursday.

Good And Bad Of A Gap Year

Taking a year off between high school and college is a growing trend.

Titan Machinery Moving Forward After Milbank Fire

A Milbank business moves forward as a fire that destroyed one of its buildings is under investigation.

Painted Shoes In Parker

Parket art students need your vote to win the Vans Shoe competition

Helpline Center Supporting Those With Depression

Volunteers at the Helpline Center in Sioux Falls are answering hundreds of calls

State And Local Leaders Watching Out for Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

"The only way to know is to do some surveillance."

USD Remembering Life of Colette Abbott

The Vermillion campus is reeling from the loss of USD figure and First Lady Colette Abbott.

Commission: Deadwood Violated Open Meetings Law

The panel on Wednesday ruled in favor of the newspaper, saying the city board took official action without holding a public meeting.

Police Arrest Mom For Poor Living Conditions

Jenna Day Foster, 24, of Sioux Falls, was arrested and charged with four counts of abuse or cruelty to a minor.

Ticket Sold In Watertown Wins $35,658 Dakota Cash Jackpot

A ticket sold in Watertown has won the Dakota Cash jackpot worth $35,658.

Police: Woman Assaulted On Bike Path Near Downtown

According to police, the woman saw a man sitting by the river. As she rode off onto a side trail, the man ran up to her and grabbed her between the legs. He then took off running.

'Oregon Trail,' 5 Others Inducted Into Video Game Hall Of Fame

The class of 2016 was honored at The Strong museum in Rochester on Thursday. Inductees are: "Space Invaders" and "The Oregon Trail," along with "Grand Theft Auto III," ''Sonic the Hedgehog," ''The Legend of Zelda" and "The Sims."

Memorial Service Planned To Remember Colette Abbott

Plans are set to honor the wife of Unverisity of South Dakota's president following her sudden death.

FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to seek federal permission to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.

Organizers Prepare For Cinco de Mayo Fiesta At The Falls

It'll be the ninth annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and each year, it continues to grow. This year, has been no different.

Details Coming On 12th Street Bridge Construction

In a news release announcing Thursday afternoon’s 2:30 p.m. news conference, the city calls it this year’s “flagship street construction project.”

Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq Was Part Of Rescue Team

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was shot and killed when he and other special operations forces went to the rescue of the U.S. forces that got caught in a gun battle involving more than 100 Islamic State fighters, Army Col. Steve Warren said.

Alberta Declares Emergency As Fires Threaten Canada Oil Town

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures.

Spearfish Couple Gets Jail Time, Probation For Child Abuse

Authorities say 34-year-old Dustin Loper and 40-year-old Lynda Loper abused their son last year, and he required hospitalization in Sioux Falls and months of follow-up medical care.

Witnessing Domestic Violence

Police say being observant is the best way to help abuse victims.

Sioux Falls Airfare Higher Than National Average

Now people are saving some money on plane tickets, but not necessarily if they're flying out of Sioux Falls.

Ag Business In Flames In Milbank

Firefighters in Milbank are on the scene of a huge fire at a local ag business Wednesday night.

Custer State Park To Host Event For New Visitor Center

Speakers at the event are set to include Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Custer State Park Superintendent Matt Snyder.

Conviction, Sentence Upheld In Sex Trafficking Case

Thirty-three-year-old Jerry Lane Golliher was convicted in October 2014 of federal commercial sex trafficking.

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Thursday Sports Broadcast - May 5th

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Thursday Night Scoreboard - May 5th

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Construction Update On SDSU's Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium

Crews working on the South Dakota State University Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium are giving fans an inside look into the work done so far on the new facility.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast - May 4th

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High School Football Combine Continues To Grow

The Riggs Premier Football High School Combine continues to grow.

Augustana Wins Second Straight Super Region 3 Championship

The Augustana women's golf team won its second straight Super Region 3 Championship on Wednesday in Nebraska.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard - May 4th

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Snowfox And Seals Swim Teams To Merge

The groups say that the timing is ideal with the fall opening of the Midco Aquatic Center. They say pool space has been limited in Sioux Falls, and the teams intend on using the increased space in the most efficient manner possible.

Tuesday Sports Broadcast - May 3rd

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Jona Leo Wins Second Bench Press Championship

Jona Leo won his second world bench press championship last week in Denmark.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard - May 3rd

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Stampede Add 20 Players During USHL Phase II Draft

The Sioux Falls Stampede added 20 players, including 13 forwards, during the USHL Phase II Draft on Tuesday.

Augustana Leads Super Region 3 Championship

The Augustana women's golf team owns an eight-shot lead following day two of play at the Super Region 3 Championship.

SDSU Men's Golf Team Wins Summit League Championship

The SDSU men's golf team won its first Summit League Championship on Tuesday.

Hoglund & Kusler Named 2016 Mr. & Ms. Basketball South Dakota

Ty Hoglund and Brianna Kusler talk about being named Mr. & Ms. Basketball of South Dakota.

DWU Wins Eighth Straight GPAC Women's Golf Title

The Dakota Wesleyan women's golf team won its eighth straight GPAC championship on Monday.

Monday Night Scoreboard - May 2nd

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

Augustana Stands Fifth At Super Region Three Championship

The Augustana women's golf team is in fifth place following day one of play at the NCAA Super Region Three Championship.

Sunday Sports Broadcast - May 1st

Sunday's 10 PM Sports with @KELOCat

Saturday Sports Broadcast - April 30th

Saturday's 10 PM Sports with @KELOCat

CFB: USF Hosts Annual Spring Game

The USF football team hosted its annual Spring Game Friday night, with the Purple team beating the Gray team 35-21.

CFB: Augie Preparing For Spring Game

The Augustana football team is preparing for their annual Spring Game.

Friday Night Scoreboard - April 29th

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

NFL Draft Recap: NDSU's Wentz Taken By Eagles, Vikings Draft WR Treadwell

The Eagles have selected North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the NFL draft.

Skyforce Celebrate NBA D-League Championship

The Sioux Falls Skyforce captured their first NBA D-League championship Wednesday, beating Los Angeles in a decisive game three, 91-63.

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