Alastair Borthwick is a Scottish author as well as a broadcaster who was born in February 1913 in the region famously known as Rutherglen and later on died in the year 2003 September. As per goodreads.com, he is remembered by many due to two distinct books he managed to write making them stand out based on its classicism. During his early life, he joined Glasgow High School after which he was unable to complete the whole school program, and he opted to work at Glasgow Herald while he was 16 years old in the year 1929.
At his workplace, he was mandated to spearhead recording of phoning in copies from the correspondents and later on became an editor of the fraction of the pages’ features. By constant involvement and contribution in the paper by the name “Open Air” page, he was able to include in the Glasgow’s climbing scene and hillwalking whereby it assisted him in fostering with his written articles with a thematic of working-class citizens from Clydebank as well as Glasgow venturing at weekends into the highlands.
In the year 1935, Alastair Borthwick managed to earn to himself an opportunity of working with the Daily Mirror which was situated at the Fleet Street emerging as a significant boost in his journalism career at large. However, life in London was not rhyming with his expectation making his return to his home Country where he worked as a correspondent of the BBC radio station. In 1939 he witnessed the publishing of the article entitled “Always a Little Further” which happens to be a combination of the various available pieces which Alastair Borthwick had jotted down initially for the Glasgow Herald.
Furthermore, he was also commissioned into the 5th Battalion as an Intelligence Officer during the Second world war two whereby he got involved during the Seaforth Highlanders war in Italy, France, and North America amongst others. After the elapse of the war, the prowess was requested to outline the events about the Battalion that took part during the war, and the article was published in the year 1946. Alastair Borthwick with his wife by the name Anne relocated after that war towards Jura where he integrated fishing and crofting inclusive of broadcasting. After a series of events he passed away in the year 2003. Grab a copy of Borthwick’s Life Among the Scots.