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*

NESS Newsletter

Keep up to date with what's happening at NESS through our free quarterly newsletter! Available in PDF, MP3 audio & BSL video formats - click here.


contactSCOTLAND is a new free online interpreting service that lets Deaf people throughout Scotland who use BSL to make contact (webcam/signing) with public services such as their Doctor, Police Scotland, 101 (NOT emergency 999 services), Council services and NHS24 etc.  Click here for more information or to access the service.


NESS has been awarded over 435,000 from the Big Lottery Fund's Investing in Communities programme.

The award is to support people who are over 65 and who have a significant sight and/or hearing loss, to enhance their independence and to become more socially active via NESS's CIS (Connect, Inform and Support) service - click here to find out more.

NESS Spring Ball 2015

We are delighted to announce this year's NESS Spring Ball, which will take place on Saturday, 7th March 2015, at the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel. The evening will include a champagne drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner and entertainment from five-piece party band, the Bogus Brothers.  For more information on booking a table and also sponsorship opportunities please Click Here.

Fundraising Bingo

Bingo Night in aid of NESS - Thursday 26th March at The Ashvale. Tickets are 12 (includes an Ashvale Supper!) and are available from reception at 21 John Street Aberdeen - Tel 0845 27 12345.  Click here to find out more about our upcoming fundraising events.

National Adventure Awards

As you may know 4 of the NESS staff were part of a team that climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (the world's largest freestanding mountain) in 2014.  Leona Glennie and Neil Skene along with NESS have been shortlisted for an award as part of the National Adventure Awards dinner being held in Glasgow in March.  Click here to vote.

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


Dalguise Trip 2014
Dalguise Trip 2014
Hands-on signing in Elgin
Hands-on signing in Elgin


*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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