Forestry Commission Scotland Map Viewer Guidance

The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) Map Viewer allows you to explore and discover information about Scotland’s woodlands and forests. You can display a variety of features on the map and get detailed information about these features.

Access the FCS Map Viewer

The viewer will open in a new window.

What information can I see?

You can view a wide variety of Forestry Commission Scotland datasets, for example, national forest estate boundaries.

How do I use the FCS Map Viewer?

Map legend

You can toggle the map legend on and off using the legend button.



Layers of information are organised into folders shown to the right hand side of the map window. To see a specific layer or layers, simply click on a folder to open it and display its content.



Navigation buttons allow you to zoom in and zoom out of the map and display an area of interest.

zoominzoom out button

You can use the pan tool to drag the map to a new area.

pan button

For more specific locations, the find button allows you to search by place name, postcode or grid reference.


Information on features

An identify tool is available. Select this then click on a feature on the map to see more information about that feature.


Measuring lengths and areas

There are also tools available for you to measure lengths and areas on the map.


How can I get more help?

Some basic hints are available by clicking the hints option below the list of folders. More detailed help is available via the help option at the top right hand corner of the screen.


If you have a specific query then please use the feedback option above the list of folders. Please remember to add your email address if you require a reply.

Access the FCS Map Viewer

The viewer will open in a new window.


The Forestry Commission makes no warranty as to the content, accuracy or completeness of the information contained within the map viewer. The Forestry Commission shall not be liable for any losses or damages (including without limitation consequential loss or damage) whatsoever from the use of or reliance upon the information contained within or derived from this map viewer.