South Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire Council is pleased to make its latest news, website updates, events
listings, job vacancies, committee meetings, and property updates available via
What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication is a format for distributing news content. News sites
publish via RSS then individuals
and websites automatically get the updated content. Typically, an item in an RSS feed will only contain a title,
excerpt or description, and link back to the original content.
XML (eXtensible Markup Language) to describe different aspects of
an online news item. This site uses version 2.0 of
How do I use RSS?
You can use a program called a news reader (or news aggregator) to store the locations
of RSS feeds, and each time
one is updated - you can easily see what's new. It saves you visiting web pages
on the off-chance anything new has appeared.
Where can I get an RSS newsreader?
Popular RSS readers are:
How do I add South Ayrshire to my list of feeds?
Where you see this orange symbol
you can sign up for an RSS
feed. Click or copy the address in your browser window. You can follow the instructions
provided by your news reader to add this feed to your list. See a list of South
Ayrshire feeds at the top
of this page.
Can I publish
the feed on my own web pages?
If you have personal web pages, you can use the feed to display South Ayrshire Council
news stories on your own web site. The RSS
feeds themselves will need to be changed (or transformed) into
HTML before they can be displayed on your site. There are essentially
two ways to do this:
- transform the XML yourself
using an appropriate scripting language or stylesheet; and,
- use a third party tool.
When are the feeds updated?
We update the RSS News Feed
as soon as new relevant information is posted to our website. The feeds are never
updated before the website since each item in the feeds contains a link back to
the South Ayrshire website for more information.
As we update our site the feed is updated automatically, and your feed reader will
display the headlines with links to the full news stories.
Who can use the South Ayrshire Council RSS
Providing you agree with our
Terms and Conditions you can use the
RSS feed free for personal or non-commercial purposes only. They
can be monitored by anyone with an RSS
newsreader and an interest in South Ayrshire news.