Alastair Borthwick is a famous Scottish author who was born on 17 February 1913 at Rutherglen but was raised in Troon. The family then relocated to Glasgow where he attended his high school education at Glasgow high school. Soon after he turned 16, he left school to work at Glasgow Herald where he was employed as a copytaker and later was promoted to become an editor where he wrote many articles about women and children that appeared in the newspaper. Later on in his career, he got involved in Open Air page where he got to discover rock climbing which was a sport that was practiced by the rich at that time.
Alastair Borthwick afterward managed to get a job at the Daily Mirror where he looked forward to venturing into journalism, a career that he had a passion for. Unfortunately, he was declined by London lifestyle which made him go back to his previous job at Glasgow but this time he worked as a radio correspondent at BBC. He later got inspiration from all the outdoor activities that were going on at that time in Scotland and wrote his first classical book which is known as “Always a Little Further” which got a lot of appreciation from the public because of the humor he used in writing the book. Alastair Borthwick later joined the army in the second world war where they fought a lot of battles in North Africa, Belgium, Germany Holland, and France.
The writer and journalist was very hardworking and committed in the army and saw himself being given quite a number of important roles in the army that he carried out in diligence and sure he succeeded in his roles. He was again inspired to write “Sans Peur” a book that gave a history of the different regimes in the second world war and was also highly appreciated by people. At the end of the war, Alastair Borthwick went back to Glasgow and went back to his broadcasting job at BBC. He later moved to Ayrshire where he later died on 25th September 2003.