The Broons


Scotland's favourite family comic strip from The Sunday Post. The Broons history, the first Broons annual and first appearance in the Scottish paper and on television of The Broons:



Christmas 2015 is a rare treat for fans because there are two annuals published to celebrate the 80th anniversary of these much loved characters Buy The Broons Annual 2016

Buy Oor Wullie annual 2016 at a discounted price

There is also The Broons/Oor Willie Giftbook 2016








Follow us on: Twitter, Facebook and Google+







I have published a book which tells the story of an Aberdonian military nurse who returns from Afghanistan and encounters The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital. The novel reveals her origins and takes him to a pre-war Duthie Park, modern day Cruden Bay and back to the past to the Battle of Loos in World War One where he witnesses the Gordon Highlanders in action. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by me, CG Buswell, and each book will feature a well known Aberdeen ghost and Aberdeenshire area as well as modern Scottish Infantry in action. Read the first chapter for free.







2012 has brought some great merchandise from The Broon’s family of Glebe Street. After the success of her cookbook Maw Broon she has started to sell her own jam and chutneys in supermarkets and local Scottish shops. The tradition of The Broons annuals continues and though it is Oor Wullie’s turn and there is no solos The Broon’s annual 2013 there is the collectable The Broons & Oor Wullie Classic Comic Strips from the 70s (Annuals 2013) and The Broons' 'The Nicht Afore Christmas' - A Christmas Poem and the The Broons 'The Living Room' Jig-Saw Puzzle and The Broons' Calendar 2013.









It is the turn of The Broons to have an annual from The Sunday Post publishers DC Thomson with the publication of the Broons Annual 2012.







As well as The Broons annual 2012 there is also the Broons and Oor Wullie Rare Vintage Comic Strips (Gift Book) which in addition to Scotland’s favourite comic strips collection from 75 years has a free CD of The Broons Family Party music, and an Oor Wullie calendar based around his unique tartan.






The Broons Summer Annual



A Broons & Oor Wullie Summer Annual 2011 is now available to buy which has new and reprinted The Broons cartoon strips, puzzles, a free pack of The Broons and Oor Wullie playing cards and The Broons and Oor Wullie stickers ideal to fill the gap between The Broons annuals. The Broons summer annual and Oor Wullie summer annual celebrates the 75th anniversary of Scotland's favourite cartoon strips.

Buy Now.


Broons CD

The Broons CD, A Braw Collection O' The Broons Favourite Tunes, is now available to pre-order and will be delivered on its release on the 8 November. Click here to watch The Broons Family Album Video.

The Broons CD is a five track album with tracks from the 1960s, Scottish music such as Andy Stewart singing A Scottish Soldier, bagpipe music and movie theme music such as The Great Escape and The Adams Family. The Broons CD includes new artwork on the cover and in the booklet by artist Dudley B Watkins.

The Broons CD was awarded a gold disc by the Scottish Record Industry Association in December 2010.

Buy Now With Free Delivery.












If you like this page and would like to easily share it with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:











Whack a Haggis
Play our new game - Whack The Haggis!! - Now available for all formats including iOS, Android and desktop.




Ma Broons CookBook


Ma Broons CookBook Who better to write a cookbook than Scotland's favourite mother of ten Ma Broon. She has collected her favourite Scottish recipes and hearty family meals in her new book the Maw Broon's Cookbook: The Broon's Cookbook - for Every Day and Special Days which went on sale on the 18 October 2007. Inbetween cooking for Paw, Grandpaw, Hen, Joe, Maggie, Daphne, Horace, The Twins and The Bairns Ma Broon has written down her favourite recipes such as skirlie, stovies, mince and tatties, cullen skink, tattie soup, cock-a-leekie soup, breid pudding, broths and scones. Buy it now!

Many celebrity Scots have given Ma Broons CookBook a big thumbs up and these include Aberdeen's own Robbie Shepherd, every one's favourite chat host and Sunday Post columnist Lorraine Kelly and even Sunday Post writer and Oor Wullie and The Broons storyline contributor Tom Morton. Celebrity and top chef Gordon Ramsey even loves the cooking of Ma Broon.

Over the years Maw Broon and her cook book have featured in the Sunday Post. For example she dreamt in one strip that The Bairn saw all the stains in her cook book and boiled it to make a stew! Daphne often takes it to bed as a bedtime book so that she can dream of cakes. Her cookbook takes pride of place in the kitchen of 10 Glebe Street in the scullery drawer but was borrowed by Waverley Books so that they could reproduce the recipes that have featured in the Sunday Post for many decades.
Now you can own a piece of unique Scottish history and cook favourite family meals at home. Buy Now at a discounted price with free delivery available.

Within a week of the release of Maw Broon's Cookbook it shot to the number two spot of the Waterstone's bookshop Scottish titles top ten and is in position four of the Waterstones hardback books. Maw Broon's Cookbook is even above celebrity chefs books like those written by Nigella Lawson (Nigella Express) and Jamie Oliver (Jamie At Home). Book sellers are predicting that Maw Broon's Cookbook will be a top seller this Christmas and food critics predict that Ma Broons Cookbook may even lead to a revival of good old fashioned home cooking using traditional Scottish ingredients for the recipes.


The Broons Burns Night



The Broons Burns Night book has been extended and has new content and even more pages to read. It is now available to buy in time for Burns Night 2009 which is also called the Year of Homecoming 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. More information or buy now!


On Sunday 13 January 2008 The Sunday Post magazine published a free The Broons Burns Night booklet for their readers. It was a Glebe Street guide to Robert Burns and how to celebrate Burns Night. It included colour cartoons of The Broons, how The Broons celebrate Burns Night, Granpaw's toast to Maw, Maggie Broons reply to the Toast to the Lassies by Grandpaw, an Immortal Memory by Horace and a Toast to Absent Friends by Hen. The Broons Burns Night booklet also included extracts from the poems by Robert Burns. The Broons Burns Night book also included some of Maw Broon's famous recipes such as skirlie, clapshot and champit tatties.


The Broons' Burns Night book won the award for Best Food Literature in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2008.



Broons Calendar 2011



The Broons Calendar 2011 is now available to buy with free delivery available.

Buy Now.







Broons Annual 2011

Though there is no Broons annual 2011, it is the turn of Oor Wullie Annual 2011, there is a compendium of collected older stories in the Broons/Oor Wullie: v.15: Family Fun Through the Years (Annual).


Maw Broon's Cooking with Bairns: Recipes and Basics to Help Kids


Maw Broon's Cooking with Bairns: Recipes and Basics to Help Kids was published in April 2010 and is the latest cook book to the popular range of Maw Broons cookbooks. It contains many traditional Scottish recipes such as oatcakes, clootie dumpling, cranachan, Scotch broth, mince and tatties and shortbread with easy to follow instructions for children. There are also snack recipes such as jeely pieces and pizzas. Maw Broon's Cooking with Bairns: Recipes and Basics to Help Kids also has jokes from the Glebe Street family as well as comic strips of The Broons family. This cook book would make an ideal gift for any child interested in cooking since it also teaches children the basics of cooking such the pieces of equipment and how to use them in the kitchen as well as how to prepare ingredients like fruit and vegetables.

Buy Now.



The Broons Days Oot


The Broon's Day Oot is a new book from Scotland's favourite family. It details many of the best days out in Scotland which includes many National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland attractions such as castles and historic buildings. There are also museums and gardens described in The Broons Days Oot as well as distilleries, beaches and other days out. The Broons Days Oot was published in June 2009 and contains new comic strips, discount vouchers and a tourist map of Scotland. Buy Now with free delivery available.



Maw Broon's But An Ben Cookbook


There was a double helping of The Broons for Christmas 2008 when Maw Broon put pen to paper once more and released her Maw Broon's But An' Ben Cookbook full of new recipes. Buy now at a discounted price with free delivery available.

To launch the September release of Maw Broons But An' Ben Cookbook The Sunday Post held a competition to win a copy. In the same edition of the newspaper The Broons cartoon strip was about the new But n' Ben Cookbook. Maw Broon enticed the men of the house, Paw, Hen and Joe to make turnip wine. They eagerly chopped up the neeps and set about the cooker to add the sugar, expecting to be able to sample some neep wine later that day. They hadn't expected to set it aside for four days, then add to a demi-john and ferment for a year. The lads were not disappointed though because Grandpaw Broon came round with some bottles of turnip wine from last year. Maw Broon suggested serving the neep wine with her steak pasties recipe.


Maw Broon's But An' Ben Apron



To accompany her cookbook Maw Broon has available to buy her Maw Broon's But An' Ben Apron: A Braw Apron to Go with the Book!

The Maw Broon's Apron apron is available to buy from 2009 and purchasers also get a free shortbread recipe.



Maw Broon's Remedies An' Suchlike: My Wee Book O' Bits and Pieces

Maw Broon's Remedies An' Suchlike: My Wee Book O' Bits and Pieces was published in 2009 and is a book about how Maw Broon treated her families ailments over the years at 10 Glebe Street.


The Broons' Book of Gairdenin' Wisdoms

Not to be outdone by Maw Pa Broon has now published his own gardening book along with Grandpaw Broon - The Broons' Book of Gairdenin' Wisdoms. Together they write about their allotment, window boxes, hanging baskets, container gardens with insights from the Thomson's Gardening Assistant.


The Broons and Oor Wullie

A special The Broons and Oor Wullie comic strip was published on the 1 May 2011 by The Sunday Post where all the characters from Scotland’s favourite cartoon appeared on the same two page strip. About Aberdeen think that this was the first appearance of The Broons and Oor Wullie in the first cartoon strip together which celebrated the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William.


The Broons Sunday Post

The Broons Sunday Post special 16 page souvenir Happy Birthday 75 years young pull our special was published in the Sunday Post on 13 March 2011 and contained cartoon strips and information about The Broons and OOr Wullie. The first cartoon strips of Oor Wullie and The Broons were republished, there was a history of how it all started, memories of famous Scottish people about the The Broons Sunday Post characters and for the first time a banned The Broons strip was published which was about Daphne eloping with a boyfriend. The Second World War years was covered with reproduced strips from that era, a Broons quiz, an A to Z guide to the Scots words used by The Broons, a history of the But an’ Ben, famous people who have appeared in The Broons Sunday Post cartoon strip and a look at the artists who have drawn The Broons Sunday Post characters who were Dudley D Watkins, Ken Harrison and now Peter Davidson.


Broons CD

In time for Christmas 2010 a Broons CD was released with all the favourite songs and tunes of The Broons family.



Broons Jigsaw Puzzle

A Broons jigsaw puzzle of Grandpaw Broon in his shed is now available. The Broons jigsaw puzzle is 400 pieces and the picture shows Grandpaw smoking a pipe in his armchair surrounded by his allotment produce, wood fire, Auchentogle rosettes, gardening tools and watering cans. TheBroons jigsaw puzzle can be bought at dcthomsonshop.co.uk for £9-99.


Broons Laptop

In September 2010 The Sunday Post had a great competition with a Broons Laptop as the prize. This Broons Laptop had portraits of the faces of each The Broons characters on the cover.



Broons Annual 2010

It was the turn of the Broons to have their annual published for Chritmas. Buy Now.


Broons Calendar 2010

The Broons Calendar 2010 is now out - Buy Now.


First Appearance Of The Broons In The Sunday Post

Nicknamed Scotland's Favourite Family, The Broons, first appeared in the Sunday Post Fun Section on the 8th March 1936.


The Broons Annual 2009


There was no The Broons annual 2009 but there is a special The Broons and Oor Wullie annual for 2009 released in autumn 2008. This special annual is number 13 in The Broons and Oor Wullie collection of vintage cartoon strips. The picture on the cover of this 2009 The Broons annual shows the family on a huge bicycle with the bairn and the twins in a side cart. Grandpaw Broon is lagging behind on his penny farthing cycle. The theme for The Broons and Oor Wullie annual for 2009 is Happy Days 1939 to 1969. Buy Now At A Discounted Price with free delivery available.







Broons Annual 2008

Broons Annual 2008


The Broons Annual 2008 is now on sale. Buy Now At A Discounted Price With Free Delivery Available!







The Broons Calendar 2008
The Broons Calendar 2008


The Broons Calendar 2008 is now on sale with images and cartoons of The Broons comic strip. Buy Now At A Discounted Price With Free Delivery Available!








The Broons and Oor Wullie The Golden Years Annual

The Broons and Oor Wullie Golden Years Book It has become a new tradition that each year DC Thomson publish a combined The Broons and Oor Wullie annual that celebrates the Golden Years of Scotland’s favourite families. The Broons and Oor Wullie The Golden Years Annual is a collection of older comic strips that have appeared in the Sunday Post newspaper or in previous years annuals, usually decades ago. For example the 2008 The Broons and Oor Wullie The Golden Years Annual is from the years 1946 to 1956. These original annuals often sell for hundreds of pounds on websites like ebay or at collector’s auctions so this is a rare chance to read these historic cartoons. Buy Now at a discounted price with free delivery available.


Maw Broon's Cook Book

Book shops around Scotland have celebrated the success of Ma Broon's CookBook in many ways. Here in Aberdeen Waterstone's ran dry of stock within weeks of the publication being released. In Edinburgh Blackwells Bookshop held a special Ma Broon's CookBook night where Blackwells staff cooked some of Ma Broon's favourite recipes and gave these away as free samples to store visitors. These free Scottish food samples included scones and tablet. Joining the staff was the managing editor of Oor Wullie and The Broons, Mr David Donaldson, who talked about the history of Scotland's favourite comic strips and signed copies of Ma Broon's CookBook.

Within weeks of the publication of Maw Broon's Cook Book it received bad reviews - not from book reviewers or in book reviews in newspapers or magazines but by health experts. Though Maw Broon's Cook Book is a fond collection of grannies favourite recipes and some of Maw's own recipes from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s it was criticised by nutritionalists, health professionals and dietary experts. They fear that Maw Broon's Cook Book may lead to obesity and could potentially lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

Okay maybe Maw Broon suggesting a huge fry up for breakfast of tattie bread, lorne sausages, black pudding, fried eggs, scones, etc washed down with lager or a cup of tea with three sugars is not the healthiest of breakfasts, but it may well have been the norm decades ago when people did not drive, walked to work or maybe took a tram or bus and performed manual labour. They needed the calories, though maybe beer was not the best drink to start the day! I well remember that my Granny and Grandad took four sugars in their teas and this was considered the norm in their era.

Besides Maw Broon's Cook Book is full of traditional Scottish recipes like macaroon, tablet and black pudding that may well otherwise be lost to new generations of Scots cooks. It could well form an important part in keeping our history alive. Would the odd unhealthy meal harm? Maw Broon's Cookbook is based on a fictitious family and so should be taken with a pinch of salt and a great deal of humour. Even poor Maw Broons famous bacon and egg pie has been criticised because the list of ingredients includes nearly a pound and a half of cheese.

Perhaps the fatty, fried and heavily sugary Scottish recipes should be cooked as an occasion treat and out of curiosity, or even better cook them to help preserve our traditional Scot's food, but substitute unhealthy ingredients for healthier options. For example instead of adding beef dripping to stovies add olive oil. But will beef and potato stovies be the same?

Maw Broon's Cook Book is a bit of fun and still makes an ideal gift and gives a valuable insight into traditional Scottish cooking and recipes.

One week later Maw Broon's Cook Book became the number one selling Scottish title in the Waterstone's Scotland book chart despite the publicity over the unhealthy recipes. Or perhaps because of the extra publicity from health and cooking experts the Scottish folk took Maw Broon's Cook Book to their hearts and recognised the book as a bit of fun and a chance to see some more The Broons cartoon strips. With Christmas approaching AboutAberdeen feel that Maw Broon's Cook Book would make a wonderful Xmas present. Sitting proudly at number one of the Waterstone's top ten Scottish titles and even in the top ten hardbacks Maw Broon's Cook Book has even overtaken the newly published Winning Is Not Enough autobiography by Scot's racing driver Jackie Stewart.

On Sunday 11 November 2007 from 1pm to 3pm, on Remembrance Sunday, Maw Broon's Cook Book was reviewed on air by BBC Radio Scotland. This was on The Reel Blend with Aberdeen radio broadcaster Robbie Shepherd who in the same programme interviewed the managing editor of Oor Wullie and The Broons comic strips David Donaldson. The traditional Scottish recipes in Maw Broon's Cook Book were discussed and during The Reel Blend Robbie Shepherd played some of Maw Broon's favourite tunes and music that she likes to listen too whilst cooking for The Broons family.

Oor Wullie is a big fan of Maw Broon's Cook Book. He and Primrose cooked a clootie dumpling using Maw's recipe in the Sunday Post comic strip on the 2 December 2007. Oor Wullie had not heard of many of the ingredients for clootie dumpling such as cinnamon, suet, flour, currants and sultanas. Primrose had to teach him how to cook the traditional Scottish recipe. Oor Wullie and Primrose did not have a cloot big enough for the big pot full they had prepared so used a large cloth soaked in hot water and lined with flour instead of a traditional cloot.

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Maw Broon's Cook Book caught the attention of the president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Edouard Cointreau. He contacted the publishers of Maw Broon's Cook Book, Ron Grosset of the publishing company Geddes and Grosset, suggesting he submit an entry to the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. This was an unusual step since most award panels do not approach publishers directly with recommendations but rely on submissions. Ron Grosset swiftly submitted an entry because the competition entries closed within days of receiving the recommendation.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were originally set up as the World Cookbook Awards in 1995 and then renamed in 2001. The aim of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is to reward those who cook with words and to help readers find the best food and wine books published that year. Benefits to publishers and authors is that the awards raises he profile of their cookbooks and can lead to international translation and distribution. Maw Broon's Cook Book will be up against stiff competition and many entries: about 6000 books written in as many as 40 languages from 107 countries. Edouard Cointreau loved the homely design of the front cover and thought it had a good chance at winning the prize section for best design. The jury who judge the cook books include The Chairman of the Awards Edouard Cointreau, The President of Oldways Exchange and Trust Foundation (USA) Dun Gifford, The Mayor of Sorges and Commissaire du Salon International du Livre Gourmand Jean Jacques Ratier and the Director of Booktown Grythyttan in Sweden Bo Masser.

In early December 2007 it was announced that Ma Broon's CookBook won an award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. This was in the Scottish category. This book award from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards entitles Ma Broon's CookBook an entry to the Best in the World book competition.

More information about the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards can be found at www.cookbookfair.com

Maw Broons Cookbook made its first appearance within The Sunday Post The Broons comic strip on Sunday 23 December 2007 in the Christmas cartoon where Maw Broon is seen flicking through her cookbook whilst sat on her favourite armchair. Maw then decides to cook a big clootie dumpling for the Christmas dinner and sends the family for all the ingredients. However lanky Hen Broon trips and sends flying a large bag of flour and everything and everyone is covering in the white stuff. But The Broons family turns it around into a Christmas scene and start to sing Christmas carols in the snow like background before sitting down to a turkey Christmas dinner followed by clootie dumpling pudding.


The First Broons Annual

Their first annual book was published in 1939 and each is now published in alternate years along with the Oor Wullie annuals.

On the 25 October 2006 The Broons: Facsimile Edition of the First Ever Broons Annual was published which is a slip cased copy of the first ever Broons annual of 1939. Each cartoon has remained unedited and includes language and phrases commonly used in the late 1930s, some of which are no longer used.
Buy Now.




Number 10 Glebe Street

The Broons family all live at Number 10 Glebe Street, except Grandpaw, who lives round the corner. The family are - Granpaw Broon, Maw and Paw Broon, their children - Daphne, Joe, Maggie, Hen, Horace, the Twins and the Wee Bairn.

Glebe Street is so named because the land was formerly ground attached to a parish church before the houses were built upon the land.


In September 2007 The Sunday Post set out to find any 10 Glebe Street in Scotland and if any family living there were called Broon or Brown. They found 18 Glebe Streets which were Bellshill, Campletown, New Cumnock, Dalkieth, Denny, Dumfries, East Kilbride, Falkirk, Glasgow, Hamilton, Inverness, Kilwinning, Leven, Paisley, Renfrew, Saltcoats, Stranraer and Stevenson.


Read more about the publishing history on the Oor Wullie page.


Buy The Broons Annual books:
It is possible to buy old copies of The Broons annuals from Amazon and the new Broons annual at discounted prices. Free delivery is available. View the range available.




Happy Birthday To The Broons

The television documentary programme Happy Birthday To The Broons was shown on Hogmanay night of 2005 and repeated on New Year's Eve 2006. It was broadcast on BBC1 Scotland to celebrate 70 years of The Broons comic strip in The Sunday Post. The thirty minute show featured Scottish celebrities talking about their favourite strips and characters from The Broons and their fondest memories of Scotland's much loved comic family. These included Still Game actor Sanjeev Kohli, journalist and broadcaster Muriel Spark and comedienne Elaine C. Smith.

Happy Birthday To The Broons was narrated by Scots actor Ewan McGregor.

Happy Birthday To The Broons was repeated on BBC4 on 17 September 2007 as part of the Comics Britannia documentary series.


The history of The Broons comic strip was also narrated which included the life of The Broons artist Dudley D. Watkins who first brought to life the characters created by senior Editor of DC Thomson & Co Ltd, RD Low. Dudley D. Watkins would draw The Broons cartoons at his studio in Broughty Ferry where he also drew the Lord Snooty, Oor Wullie and Desperate Dan cartoons. RD Low wanted a cartoon to entertain readers but also to be a realistic family with the real problems faced by Scottish folk in the great depression. His words and the cartoons of Dudley Watkins captured the resilience and humour of many a Scots family. The TV programme also showed modern day illustrator Peter Davidson and writer Tom Morton working on the Birthday edition of The Broons.


The Broons Trivia

Maggie Broon was based on the sister of RD Low.

Scottish comedy TV programme Naked Video did a comedy sketch of The Broons with Gregor Fisher as Ma Broon, Tony Roper as Pa Broon, Elaine C Smith as The Bairn and Jonathan Watson as Joe Broon.

No Broons annuals were published during the Second World War because of paper rationing.

Paw Broon was thought to have been based on a Chief Editor of DC Thomson called A. C. Brown (Archie) who had a walrus type moustache and a comb over hairstyle and walrus moustache.

No-one knows Grandpaw Broons first name though it starts with a J.

Hen Broon supports the football team Glasgow Rangers whilst Joe Broon supports Celtic.

We only know the Christian name of one of The Broon Twins which is Eck.

Tom Lavery drew The Broons strips in the 1970s.

ButnBen
TheBroons own a But 'n' Ben in the Scottish Countryside, which is a small cottage. It looks much like the But 'n' Ben photo to the left.

Ken H. Harrison was the cartoonist in the 1990s.

Each edition of The Broons annual sells over 100,000 copies.

A Broons Calendar is published each year by DC Thomson.

In 2009 First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister Gordon Brown celebrated Burns Night Supper at No 10 Glebe Street with the Broons in the Sunday Post. They were joined by singer and song writer Dougie MacLean who sang Caledonia. They were invited by Maw to celebrate HomeComing Scotland 2009 and the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.




View More Broons Items


There is no official website for The Broons. However there are some unofficial fan based The Broons websites. I shall list these below:


More Scottish Comedy.


On Sunday the 18 February 2007 Ma Broon caused a stir in Sunday Post readers when she showed a bit of thigh! The Readers Page was abuzz with letters! This Broons cartoon was about Ma Broon having a quiet day at home with the Bairn fast asleep on the sofa. All the other members of the Broon family are out and the flat is so quite Ma can hear the kitchen tap drip. In an attempt to get it to stop the annoying noise she sticks her finger in the tap and gets her finger stuck. A pan on the stove boils over and she cannot get to it and tries to turn the control down with her foot - thus revealing her feet, toes, leg and thigh! The story continues with the phone ringing and an ember from the coal fire falling out of the grate and onto hearth rug, causing a great deal of smoke and a fire. Ma finally worked her finger free from the water tap and the phone call was a conservatory firm asking Ma Broon if she wanted a sun lounge extension to her tenement flat! She gets the cold caller off the line so she can call the fire brigade who come and put out the fire. The fire service recommend she sits down to rest and leave. The family return home to find her resting in her chair with the now awake Bairn. Hen says it must be fine to sit about all day whilst Pa asks if she managed to fix the dripping tap! Ma ends the cartoon by hitting Pa Broon over the head with a frying pan!


The Broons along with Oor Wullie appeared on the Channel 4 programme More 4 News at 8pm on Tuesday 1 May 2007. The TV programme featured the artist Peter Davidson who draws the Sunday Post cartoons. The programme looked at Scottish culture and modern issues ahead of the Scotland 2007 election



The Broons Figurine

With the success of Maw Broon's Cookbook The Sunday Post published a coupon to buy a The Broons figurine for £45 in the UK or £47 in Europe or £50 worldwide in the 4 November 2007 edition of the Sunday Post newspaper. Payment was by cheque or postal order and The Broons figurine had Maw Broon, Paw Broon and the much loved The Bairn. The Broons figurine was limited to 3300 figurines. It may still be able to order The Broons figurine online at www.sundaypost.com

On the Broons figurine Maw Broon is holding her message in a shopping bag whilst Paw is holding a rolled copy of The Sunday Post and in his other hand he is holding his pipe. Paw Broon is wearing his bonnet and tartan scarf whilst The Bairn is clutching her teddy bear.

The Broons figurine sculpture was designed and created by Peter Davidson who draws the Oor Wullie and The Broons cartoons. Peter Davidson has captured the sculpture as if the Broons family are having their photograph taken and smiling for the camera whilst The Bairn waves for the photo.

Last year the Sunday Post paper sold an Oor Wullie figurine and gave the first one to Scottish actor Brian Cox. To celebrate the release of The Broons figurine The Sundaypost gave one of the first Broons figurines to a real Broon who lives in 10 Glebe Street. This was Linda Brown of New Cumnock and there was a lovely picture of her holding The Broons figurine.

As an early Christmas present The Sunday Post presented a Broons figurine statue to Scotland’s favourite actor Ewan McGregor who is now living in London where he is appearing in the play Othello at the Donmar Warehouse in the West End. This was to thank him for narrating the Broons documentary on BBC Scotland in 2005.




© Site contents copyright AboutAberdeen.com 2004 - 2017. All rights reserved.
Privacy/Disclaimer Policy