The first settler to inhabit the southeast corner of Windham, now Scotland, was Isaac Magoon. His purchase of 1,950 acres in the year 1700 marked the beginning of the town’s history. It is likely that Magoon named the area Scotland as a means of commemorating his ancestral home Scotland, Connecticut incorporated and separated from the Town of Windham in 1857.

Picture by Kevin Ring, Sr.
The residents of Scotland have chosen to live here for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the pleasant tranquil country atmosphere. It is a short distance from major cultural, educational, and entertainment centers; i.e. Harford, Boston, Providence, Eastern Connecticut University and the University of Connecticut.

Fortunately, while many New England towns have lost the village atmosphere, Scotland has not. In short, Scotland is a special place, worthy of every effort to preserve its rural environment.

The Huntington Homestead and the Waldo Homestead our historical treasures, along with many acres of State owned properties for walking, hiking and hunting.

For twenty years the Scottish Highland Festival Games have been held on the grounds of the Waldo Homestead with thousands of visitors and many vendors and clans to enjoy a beautiful fall day.

Our town hall is located in the center of town and was the first consolidated school in the state.


Zip: 06264
Incorporated: 1852
Area: 18 square miles
Population: 1,694
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen 

Animal Control(860)455-5016
Assessor(860)423-9634 x104
Fire Department(860)450-1525
Fire Marshal(860)423-8712
Police (Troop D)(860)779-4900
Tax Collector(860)423-9634 x103
Town Clerk(860)423-9634 x102
Town Hall(860)423-9634
Selectmen’s Office(860)456-7797 x1
Public Works(860)456-8625
Scotland Elementary School(860)423-0064
Parish Hill Middle School(860)455-9584
Parish Hill High School (860)455-9584 


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