North East Sensory Services
North East Sensory Services
The new operational name for Grampian Society for the Blind

North East Sensory Services (NESS) exists to promote the needs of people with a sight or hearing loss.

NESS supports people with serious sight or hearing loss to overcome practical and emotional challenges and achieve independence.

Formerly Grampian Society for the Blind (GSB), North East Sensory Services (NESS) works with over 4,500 people with a sensory impairment in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.

You can find out more about the range of services and support we provide in our Social Impact Report and Social Accounts.

*Latest News*

Drive of Your Life - Poster

  • Sunday 26th June 2016 at Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.  Cost 15 per person.  Drive of Your Life is an event where NESS service users get the opportunity to experience the thrill of driving a dual control car around the track adjoining the Grampian Transport Museum at Alford!  To book your place contact Susan Hewitt on 0345 27 12345, or email

NESS Has Got Talent! - Poster

  • Open Saturday at NESS in Aberdeen on Saturday 4th June from 10am - 1pm.  Come along to the big unveiling of the new artwork created by our service users.  Look forward to seeing you all there!

contactSCOTLAND Expands Service

  • contactSCOTLAND is an online BSL video relay interpreting service.  To celebrate its first anniversary it is expanding into third sector organisations, for example community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers.  This means you will now be able to call organisations such as NESS using contactSCOTLAND.  More information on how the service works can be found at

NESS Service User Forums

  • Click here for the 2016 meeting dates for our User Forums in Aberdeen and Elgin

Sensory Awareness Training in 2016

  • Our Sensory Awareness Training programme runs from our offices in Aberdeen and in Elgin, and raises awareness of the barriers experienced by people who have a sensory loss.  Click here for more information.

Fundraising Recipe Books now on sale! Recipe book cover pic

  • Cook up some delicious dishes and treats and help NESS to continue its work supporting blind and deaf people in the North-East of Scotland.  Our Recipe Book is available to purchase for 7, and our Sweet Treats book is 5 - or you can purchase them both for the special discount price of 10!  Available to buy from NESS resource centres in Aberdeen and Elgin - contact us 




    To find out about our services in each area, click on the links below:


    NESS 'Rio' Ball 2016 photo
    NESS 'Rio' Ball 2016
    Celebrate Aberdeen Parade 2015
    Celebrate Aberdeen Parade 2015


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     Elevator Award Badge




     Life With Style winner 2015






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    North East Sensory Services is the operational name for Grampian Society for the Blind, a charity  registered in Scotland  SC009537

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