The Broons are billed as 'the happy family that makes every family happy'. Though they are ten in number, the family enjoys staying together in the small tenement flat of 10 Glebe Street, Auchentogle. Maw is the homemaker in charge of all household affairs, and mother to eight children. A fantastic cook, she has written several books including Bake with Maw Broon and the bestselling Maw Broon's Cookbook. The Broons cartoon strip appears every week in the Sunday Post newspaper and in 2016 celebrates its 80th anniversary.