RSS feeds allow you to receive free information updates directly
to your desktop. There is some debate about what RSS stands for, the
majority plump for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is rapidly growing in
popularity as it makes keeping up to date with information on your favourite
websites quick and easy.
When you click on one of our links to subscribe to an RSS feed it will take you
to a page in your browser containing eXtensible Markup Language, commonly known
To read this information you will need to download and install a RSS reader on
your machine. There are many free RSS readers available on the internet*
How to Subscribe to one of our RSS Feeds
This works differently for different RSS Readers. You
might be able to drag and drop the
for a particularly feed to your RSS Reader - or another way is to copy the
Address of the feed from your browser address bar then paste this into your
reader. You may need to set up a new feed (sometimes called a 'channel'
first). Most readers that are available will have specific help sections
for their own products - refer to this if you get stuck.
How do I subscribe to Podcasts?
Go to our Podcast page. Podcasts can be any type of file (eg audio, music, etc)
which you subscribe to, to receive the latest updates through your RSS reader.
You can subscribe to any of our podcasts by clicking on the
or the subscribe link provided for that podcast.
In addition to subscribing to our Podcasts using your RSS reader
you will also require software to open the podcast depending on it's file
type. Below is a list of types of files our Podcast may be and
what software you will require to open them. All required software
can be downloaded free from the internet* if you search for the type of
software you require in your search engine.
.mp3 .wma .ra .ram .mp4
||Podcasting software or Music player.
.png .jpg .gif .bmp .jpeg .swf
.mov .mpeg .mpg .mp4
||Podcasting software or Video player.
|.doc .pdf .txt .rtf .xls
||.doc (Microsoft Word) .pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader) .xls (Microsoft Excel) .txt
.rtf (Any Word processor application)
How do I subscribe to The Council's "Latests Information" RSS feed?
This feed provides free information about our latest news, press
releases, public notices, job vacancies and events.
click here to obtain the feed and subscribe to it through your chosen RSS
reader as explained above
Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for the content of these
external links or any software provided. Dumfries and Galloway
Council does not support any of the software and cannot guarantee the
quality of the products. If you are unable to subscribe to any of our RSS Feeds
please consult your RSS reader's help section or contact the software