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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.

Man Gets 13 Years In Prison For Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

21-year-old Oscar Madrigal is going to prison for 13 years.

Wildfire Burns 150 Acres In Central South Dakota

A wildfire has burned 150 acres of grass and brush near the Oahe Dam's emergency spillway.

Judge Upholds Conviction Of SD Man Who Shot Wife

A circuit judge has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a South Dakota man who shot his wife in five years ago while she ....

Judge Sentences Madrigal To 13 Years In Prison

A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and his second DUI for his role in a deadly crash will serve 13 years in prison.

Attorneys General Letter Targets Human Trafficking

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging passage of three bills ...

Refugees Finding Help In Downtown SF

A center that helps refugees resettle in America has a new location in downtown Sioux Falls.

Two Years To Complete A Family

Jon and Anne Peters of Brandon have been fighting for almost two years to adopt a girl from Haiti, but it has been a difficult ...

More Birds And Hunters In Northeast

With opening weekend of pheasant hunting behind us, it looks like tourism officials in the northeast were correct.

Man Arrested After Burglary Attempt

A man was arrested in Sioux Falls for attempting to enter an apartment Sunday night.

Two Arrested At Sioux Falls Concert

A Saturday night concert at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall ended early following an assault.

Pink Ladies Dart Leagues Grow Beyond South Dakota

A dart league organization that raises money to fight cancer is expanding beyond its South Dakota roots.

Third-Party Candidates Increasingly Appeal To Younger Voters

As Election Day approaches, younger voters are increasingly looking beyond the major parties when deciding for whom they'll vote.

Board Recommends Name For Big Sioux River Island

The state's Board on Geographic Names wants to call an unnamed island in Minnehaha County Dells Island.

Hunters Aim To Make Their Limits

Hunters of across the country are taking aim at South Dakota's state bird. For many, they travel thousand of miles and the ...

Repairs Ongoing At Canyon Lake

Normally picturesque Canyon Lake in Rapid City is showing its homely side these days, at least in the muddy flats where water...

Fundraiser Held For Casey Underberg And Family

Casey Underberg continues to deal with setbacks in his battle with Leber's Disease, but he's not in the fight alone.

Three Generations Converge In SD Field During Opener

Three generations have converged in a northern South Dakota field for this year's pheasant opener.

Ticket Sales For New Lottery Game Begin Sunday

Ticket sales for a new lottery game based on the board Monopoly begin Sunday.

Hunters Take To The Fields As Pheasant Season Opens In KELOLAND

The early results are in from Saturday's opening day of pheasant season in South Dakota.

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Custer State Park

The skies of the southern Black Hills might be a bit smoky on Monday.

Explaining El Nino

El Nino sometimes gets a lot of attention in the forecast, but do you know much about it?

Storm Center Update- Monday AM

Look for a mild forecast this week with temperatures much above normal.

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

Pheasant Hunting Weather Forecast

With pheasant season knocking on the door, many of you are wondering what kind of weather to expect.

Storm Center Update - Friday PM

Passing clouds have thickened, cutting off sunshine in much of central and eastern KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

KELOLAND Forecasted To Have Mild Winter

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA released its Winter Outlook Thursday morning and KELOLAND...

Storm Center Update - Thursday PM

The cold front has now passed through KELOLAND, turning everyone?s winds around to the northwest ? and increasing in speed.

Storm Center Update - Thursday AM

Storm Center Update - Thursday AM

Next Cold Snap By Halloween

It's been another sunny and dry October day in KELOLAND.

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Look for above normal temperatures today with red flag warnings in the central and southern Black Hills.

October Clues To Snow

I looked at past years when the precip in October was below average.

Storm Center Update- Tuesday AM

Look for a pleasant forecast today with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s east, lower 70s west.

Odds Of Snow In October

As we know, snow can make it into eastern KELOLAND this time of year.

IFL: Storm Sign Four Defensive Backs

The Sioux Falls Storm have signed four defensive backs for the 2015 season.

CFB: Sioux Falls Climbs To #14 AFCA Poll

The USF football team has climbed five spots to #14 in the AFCA Poll.

Miami Heat Sign Guard Larry Drew II

The Miami Heat have signed former Skyforce guard Larry Drew II.

Former Olympic Champion Launching Grant Program

Olympic champion runner Billy Mills is marking the 50th anniversary of his 1964 gold medal by launching a grant program to ...

KELO/KBHB/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Poll: Oct. 20th

Click to view the KELO/KBHB/Yankton Press & Dakotan HSFB Poll: Oct. 20th

Sunday Sports Broadcast

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Baseball Exhibit Opens At Cultural Heritage Center

A new exhibit that traces the history of baseball in South Dakota is set to open at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Saturday Sports Broadcast

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CFB: Jacks Kick Their way To A Win

The Jackrabbits hung on to knock off UNI 31-28.

CFB: USD Falls At Missouri St.

The Coyotes fell 31-12 at Missouri St.

CFB: Augie Wins Thanks To Heid's Heroics

Augie QB Trey Heid tied a school record with six touchdown passes leading the Vikings to a 52-48 road win.

CFB: Cougars Stay Unblemished

The Cougars improved to 7-0 with their 44-20 win over SMSU.

Stampede Score First Win At PREMIER Center

The Sioux Falls Stampede beat Madison Friday night, 1-0.

KELOLAND SportsZone: Oct. 17

Click to view the KELOLAND SportsZone: Oct. 17

CVB: South Dakota Sweeps SDSU

Audrey Reeg tallied 13 kills to help USD beat SDSU 3-0.

HSFB: Hits & Helmets: Oct. 17

Click to view Hits & Helmets: Oct. 17

Friday Night Scoreboard

Here are Friday's results from across KELOLAND.

Deuel vs. Tri-State: Viewers Choice.

Deuel welcomes in Tri-State for the viewers choice game of the week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friday Night Football

High school football will be center stage tonight as the KELOLAND SportsZone returns for the final Friday night of the season.

Zimmer Expected Back Quickly, After Procedure

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has undergone a "minor procedure," according to the team, but he is expected back quickly.

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