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 4,200 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 - Sunday 28th June 2015

There are still places available for this event - a great opportunity for NESS service users to experience the thrill of driving on the track at the Grampian Transport Museum at Alford!  This event has to be pre-booked at a cost of 15 per person - to reserve your place or for more information please contact Susan Hewitt on 0845 27 12345.


Keep up to date with news and events at NESS through our quarterly newsletter!  Available in PDF, MP3 and BSL video - click here.

Great Wall of China Trek

NESS have teamed up with Skyline to offer the trip of a lifetime to trek part of the Great Wall of China in September 2016.  Click here for more info.

NESS Scottish Cup Silver Celebration

We are delighted to announce the NESS Scottish Cup Silver Celebration, which is being held on Friday, 19th June 2015 at Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen, a treat for all football fans!  Click here for more info.

PEEP (Parents As Early Educators Programme)

Support group for parents of babies and infants aged 0 - 4 years who have been newly diagnosed with a sensory impairment.  Click here for more details.

Recipe Book

NESS are putting together a fundraising cook book and we are looking for your help! We would be grateful if you could send us your favourite recipes for the book - you can do this by email to or by post to North East Sensory Services, Elizabeth House, 10 Victoria Crescent, Elgin, IV30 1RQ. Thanks for your help!

Open Day: "Your Information, Your Way"

Saturday 6th June from 10am - 1pm at NESS, 21 John Street, Aberdeen.  Come and find out the different ways you can get information so that you can continue to enjoy reading, theatre, conversation, and many different aspects of communication.  Click here to download poster. 

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


NESS Spring Ball 2015
NESS Spring Ball 2015
Volunteer Thank You Lunch
Volunteer Thank You Lunch


*North East Sensory Services ACHIEVES INVESTORS IN PEOPLE BRONZE ACCREDITATION - click here for more info*


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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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