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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.

'Until Forever' Debuts In South Dakota This Weekend

An independent film with strong cinematic ties to South Dakota makes its debut this weekend.

Family Of Rosebud Man Killed By Law Enforcement Look For Answers

"We just want answers," Lowell Gassman said. "That's all we want, to clear it up and stuff.”

Navigating Narrow Roads in the Winter

Drive through central Sioux Falls, and you'll notice the streets are getting more narrow.

Short Term Loan Opponents Concerned About House Bill

"They're fighting for payday lenders, not for the people of South Dakota."

Fargo Officer Shot During Standoff Dies

Police say an officer shot during a standoff at a North Dakota home has died.

Meetings On EPA's Clean Power Plan Canceled For Now

The first South Dakota meeting was to be held at the Milbank Visitor Center in Milbank on Feb. 23.

1 Killed In Rollover Crash Near Madison

A man is dead after a rollover crash near Madison, SD Thursday.

High Chairs Recalled For Faulty Arm Bar

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nuna Baby Essentials high chairs pose a falling hazard to children.

Sioux Steel To Observe One-Year Anniversary Of Shooting

Sioux Steel said it will be observing the one-year anniversary of the workplace shooting at its Pro-Tec facility.

Occupiers At Oregon Refuge Say They'll Turn Themselves In

The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.

The Potential Impact Of South Dakota's Primary

Both Democrats and Republicans will go through a caucus-like event to nominate delegates.

Rally And March Planned For Woman Who Died In Jail

Since the death of Sarah Lee Circle Bear, questions have raised questions about whether she was properly cared for in jail.

Officer Shot In ND Standoff, Injuries Life-Threatening

Police in North Dakota say an officer shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect in Fargo is not expected to survive.

Local Business Boasts Apprenticeship Program

Josh Olberding wanted to try a new career in plumbing and pipe fitting but he didn't want to be saddled with student loans.

Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Leads To Air Pollution Warnings

You'll also find hazy skies again in North Dakota.  In Minot, smoke from Canadian wildfires continues to cause the air quality to decline.

Propane Leak Suspected In MN House Explosion

One person is in the hospital after a house explosion Monday evening south of Bemidji, MN.

Saturday Boredom Busters

Elegant Xpressions in Sioux Falls is hosting a sale this weekend to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

Team KELO Wins Chili Cook Off

The KELOLAND News team is honored to have a new trophy in our collection. 

Prosecutors Shield Plea Deal With Iowa Babysitter

Prosecutors are keeping secret, for now, the details of a plea agreement with an Iowa daycare provider charged with fatally injuring a three-year-old girl in her care.

Trial Delayed For Pierre Teen Accused Of Murder

Trial has been delayed for a Pierre teenager charged in adult court with killing another teen.

Flashback Friday: 1968 Blizzard

The light dose of snow this week is nothing compared to the 41 inches Mother Nature dumped on KELOLAND in 1968.

DC Navy Yard Shooter Was Reservist Until 2011

Defense officials say the suspected Washington Navy Yard gunman was currently working as a defense department contractor, but it's not clear if he was assigned at the military base in southeast D.C.

Water Donations Pour In To Good Shepherd

On Thursday, August 29, as soon as Good Shepherd opened their doors, the donations of water poured in.

Police: Speed A Factor In Deadly Motorcycle Crash

One man is dead and another is in the hospital after an early morning motorcycle crash in central Sioux Falls.

Crews Clean Up Wagner Meth House

The death of 2-year-old Reilee Lovell on the Yankton Reservation in Wagner has put a renewed focus on meth use by Native Americans.

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WBK: Northern State Stands Atop NSIC North Division

This season, hit hard by graduation, expectations weren't sky-high.

Thursday Night Scoreboard - February 11th

Here are Thursday's results from across KELOLAND.

SDSU Baseball Picked To Finish Third In Summit League

The SDSU baseball team has been picked to finish third in the Summit League this season.

MBK: Jansen Sets Scoring Mark At Augie

That night Vikings 6-9 senior Daniel Jansen dropped 25 points and become the school's all-time leading scorer.

Wednesday Night Scoreboard - February 10th

Here are Wednesday's results from across KELOLAND.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard - Feb. 9

Here's a look at local scores from Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Sanford Pentagon Hosting Throwback Night

From old school flyers to graphics, the Sanford Pentagon is getting ready for tonight's annual throwback game.

Vinatieri: Not Ready To Retire From NFL

Adam Vinatieri said he won't retire and plans to return for his 21st season in the NFL.

Davis & Holiday Score 27 Points Apiece As Pelicans Top Wolves

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece to lead New Orleans past Minnesota 116-102 on Monday night.

Monday Night Scoreboard - February 8th

Here are Monday's results from across KELOLAND.

NFL, CBS Extend Thursday Night Football

The NFL and CBS have extended their Thursday night football package for the 2015 season.

Tuesday Night Scoreboard

Here are Tuesday's results from across KELOLAND.

South Dakota High School Football Playoff Pairings

Here are the semifinal pairings for 11AAA and 11AA football for Friday, November 7th.

SDSU's Zenner Honored For Community Service Efforts

South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner was named Tuesday to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his community service efforts.

Student Athlete Ineligible After Charity Event

A successful Estelline cross country athlete is being forced to sit this season out because she participated in a charity run aimed at keeping kids away from drugs and alcohol.

Lincoln High School Golfer Pebble Beach-Bound

A Sioux Falls high school golfer is preparing to hit the links at one of the most prestigious courses in the country after winning his appeal to play with the pros

Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Raises Record Amount

A record $175,000 was raised by Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends in 2014, pushing the total for the annual event past $1.25 million.

CFB: DWU 2014 Recruits

The Dakota Wesleyan University football team put together its most successful season in more than 20 years in 2013, and the Tigers are looking to build on that success and take it to the next level in 2014.

NCAA Announces Sioux Falls To Host Division II Championships

Sioux Falls will host a number of NCAA Division II Championships in the coming years.

Rider's Production Team Gets Valuable Experience

As sports fans we have all dreamt of being the voice on the radio calling the games we love.

Gary Munsen Named Nat. Coach Of The Year

Just because you retire from coaching doesn't mean you stop competing, that's the case for Mitchell coaching legend Gary Munsen. Up against seven other finalists for national boys basketball coach of the year, Munsen came away with the title. The honor, which was presented in Des Moines, IA, is in recognition of Munsen's lifetime achievements which include 673 boys varsity wins to go along with 229 on the girls side over 43 years on the bench.

Layne Somsen's Journey To MLB Draft

This past Friday, he tossed seven plus innings giving up just a single hit against the 8th ranked team in the country. Roughly one week later, SDSU hurler Layne Somsen is hoping to get drafted. Major League teams began making their selections Thursday and thanks to stellar play during his senior stint, the Yankton-native is about to see his childhood dream come true. From late game heroics at the Summit Championship, to a dominating performance at the NCAA tournament...

Washington's Nate Gerry Breaks 100m Record

Washington senior and Nebraska football recruit Nate Gerry broke the state record for the 100-meter dash on Tuesday in Yankton. Gerry posted a time of 10.3 seconds, topping the previous record of 10.4 held by West Central's Slade Hinricks and Rapid City Central's Cole Tucker.

SF Sports Changes Pheasants Back To Canaries

Back by popular demand... the Sioux Falls Canaries. After three years as the Pheasants, Sioux Falls Sports, the baseball team's ownership group, is heralding the return of the small yellow bird as their mascot. It was switched to the Pheasants back in 2010 with mixed reviews, now it will go back to the moniker the club has used off and on since 1889. "It's really coming off a year of really people walking up to me everywhere I've been like, 'why'd you change the name?' So I think it's going to be looked at very positive," SF Sports President and CEO Tom Garrity said. "I think that when the fans come out and watch us they're going to identify with us even more just because of the simple name.

Howard Standout Signs LOI To Join Trojan Football

Dakota State University head football coach is proud to announce the local signing of Cole Potter to join the Trojan Football team this coming fall.  He will graduate from Howard High School this spring.

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