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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.

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!

Thu. 08/14/14

Thu. 08/14/14 The elementary and high school for Scotland School District 4-3 will hold their annual open house Thursday, August 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The open house is open to anyone from ages kindergarten to 12th grade. The fall parent's sports and activity meetings will also be held in conjunction with the open house beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the gym. All sixth graders are encouraged to attend the open house for an informal walk through at 6:30 p.m. of the middle school in preparation for school August 18. There will be an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. on August 18.

Sat. 08/09/14

Sat. 08/09/14 The Library is having its annual Rodeo Day Book Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 on the west side of the bank. For a freewill donation you can take some books for your own collection. These funds will be used to purchase more items for the Library. Come and support your local Library.

Sat. 08/09/14

Sat. 08/09/14 The 49th Annual Scottie Stampede Rodeo Celebration takes place August 8, 9, and 10 in Scotland. Friday, August 8 will be the lawnmower drag racing competition at 7:00 p.m. on Railway Street, just off of Main Street. There will be no entry fee this year, so just bring your lawnmower and race. The highlight of the weekend will be the Scottie Stampede Rodeo which will be held Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 8-12 are $8 at the gate or $6 in advance and children under 8 are free! The fourth annual 5K road race will be held on Saturday morning with registration from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. Entry fee is $30. Crazy Daze and sidewalk vendors will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Main Street and on the west side of the bank. The Tractor Pedal Pull will be on Saturday morning. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Main Street with actual pulling beginning at 9:00 a.m. Kids ages 4-12 are encouraged to come out and try their legs at this event. The Big Wheel Races for kids ages 3-7 will start at 11:00 a.m. Six of the Big Wheels will be given away at the end of the races. The Scottie Stampede parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. with line-up beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the baseball field. Following the parade the Scotland Rotary Club's cow patty bingo will be held at 3:00 p.m. on the west side of the German Mutual building on Main Street. The Scotland Fire Department will also be having a water fight and the chamber will be serving watermelon after the parade. The Corn Hole Tournament will be on Saturday, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Registration is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Jac's Bar. The United Church of Christ Youth Group will be holding a barbecued pork sandwich supper at the UCC fellowship hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They will be serving barbecued pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, chips, pickles, dessert and homemade ice cream. Following the rodeo Saturday evening there will be a street dance with music provided by Gotcha Covered beginning at 9:00 p.m. downtown Scotland. On Sunday there will be a kickball tournament. Come enjoy a weekend of FUN!

Sun. 08/10/14

Sun. 08/10/14 Dawson Creek Golf Course will be having a One Person Best Ball tournament on Sunday, August 10, starting at 12:00 p.m. Register by calling 583-4244.

Sun. 08/03/14

Sun. 08/03/14 The Friends of the Good Samaritan Society will be hosting a Pie and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Good Samaritan Center Dining Room. There will be a freewill offering with all proceeds used to enhance the lives of our Good Samaritan Society neighbors.

Thu. 08/14/14

Thu. 08/14/14 The Lower James River Watershed Project is hosting an open house for all Dawson Creek watershed producers and residents at Jac's Bar in Scotland on Thursday, August 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the open house, a number of speakers will give a short presentation on different conservation practices and programs available to Dawson Creek watershed producers. Scheduled to speak are: John Lentz, SD NRCS Agricultural Nutrient Management Team; Mark Rohlfing, SD NRCS District Conservationist, Bon Homme County; Dave Kringen, Lower James River Watershed Project; Mike Blaalid, Farm Bill Biologist, Pheasants Forever, Inc.; Jeff Hemenway, SD HRCS Conservation Agronomist-Soil Health & Rainfall Simulator. Please join to learn more about the technical and financial assistance that is available to you to help with any conservation needs or concerns you may have on your farm. Please let the Bon Homme Conservation District or NRCS know if you plan to attend at 589-3232 Ext. 3. Refreshments provided by the Bon Homme Conservation District.

HS Football Returns To KELOLAND

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Spearfish Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure

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Saturday Boredom Busters

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Family, Friends Remember Dr. Tom Braithwaite

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LifeLight Festival Pushes On Despite Rain

Because of the rain over the past week, LifeLight volunteers have worked around the clock to get the festival grounds ready.

Child Immunization Rates Up In South Dakota

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Trees From Statehood Project Going Out To Counties

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High School Football Kicks Off Tonight

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Suspected SF Meth Dealer Facing Federal Charges

He ran from police for more than a week earlier this year; on Thursday Larry Zamora Junior appeared on federal drug charges.

Neighbors Ask Questions Of Sanford

Neighbors who live close to Sanford Health hope to have their questions answered about development plans for the campus.

Fish Crew Checks Whitewood Creek Trout For Mercury

State mercury monitoring and advisory program checks fish in lakes, rivers, streams on rotating basis for signs of pollutant

City To Test New Metal Panels For Events Center

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Back-Up Sump Pumps Can Help Prevent Basement Floods

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Positively KELOLAND: Local Apple Orchard Sees Record Year

Hoversten's Orchard is having a record year, with more apples than the long-time manager has ever seen.

Oh Deer! What To Do

Sioux Falls city officials are seeking the public's input on a plan to reduce the deer population inside city limits

New Traffic Lane Planned For 41st & Minnesota

City plans new eastbound turn lane to improve traffic at 41st & Minnesota

Wisconsin Woman Dies In Crash Near Rapid City

A Wisconsin woman has died after crashing her motorcycle west of Rapid City earlier this month.

Woman Reports Stolen Car After Seeing Crash On News

A homeless Sioux Falls man will be in court for leading police on two chases Wednesday night.

Leads' Homestake Opera House Celebrates Centennial

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Garden Variety Photos

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Looking Back At Weather In August

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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.

Another Cool Summer Month Likely

If the forecast holds true, Sioux Falls will have an average high of 80 degrees this month.

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Expect a cooler start to the week. More rain chances are ahead, especially in southern KELOLAND.

Sioux Falls Residents React To Overnight Storm

Sioux Falls residents are looking at the damage left behind by last night's storm.

Residents Assess Storm Damage

An overnight storm hit Sioux Falls uprooting trees and littering the streets with broken tree branches.

Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

Heavy rain affected portions of the area last night and early this morning.

Early Morning Thunderstorm Hits Sioux Falls

Thunderstorm brings down trees in neighborhoods throughout Sioux Falls

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

Tornado Confirmed In Edmunds County

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HS Football Returns To KELOLAND

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KELOLAND SportsZone: Aug. 29

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High School Football Scoreboard: Aug. 29

Click to view scores from Aug. 29

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Yotes Set To Take On the Ducks

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Thursday Sports Broadcast

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

Canaries Close Home Schedule With Win

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Vikings Top Titans 19-3

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Thursday Night Scoreboard

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

Wednesday Sports Broadcast

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

HSFB: Riders Relying On Christion To Lead Them

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Wednesday Night Scoreboard

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2014 KELOLAND High School Footbal Preview Show

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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