Alastair Borthwick is a well-known author, patriot as well as a broadcaster. He was born in Troon, Ayrshire area but later moved Glasgow to attend Glasgow high school. Alastair Borthwick left school at the age of 16 to join the media sector; he secured a job at the Glasgow Evening Times that explained various activities are happening each day. After sometime Borthwick upgraded and joined the Weekly Glasgow Herald that had limited workforce. He served different roles including picking up the phone to answer readers queries, editing various films, writing articles about both women and children for the company pages and even compiling crossword game. While working here, he acquired different skills especially the writing ones.
Alastair Borthwick was privileged to join the interview at BBC studios. His interviewer James Fergusson gave him a fifteen-minute talk and since he was very fluent explaining his experience of hiking at the Scottish hills he secured a job immediately. The hiking experience was becoming popular among the middle-class people who believed that hiking was a way of relieving stress as one could not sweat and think at the same time. During the weekends Alastair Borthwick Joined the hikers and enjoyed lying under the rocks and socializing.
The outdoor experience inspired Alastair Borthwick to a write a book known as Always a Little Further. The book contains the vivid description, humor and the culture of the Scotland people. He used Motorcyclists, bird watchers, and even Hikers to explain his adventure. Borthwick was helped by a poet and producer to publish the book, and it has never left the print since that time.
When the Second World War struck Alastair Borthwick was among the civilians who joined the 51st Highland Division`s fifth Seaforth Highlanders army. They encountered various experiences during the war. Alastair was a loyal solder hence he spent most of the time as the intelligence officer at some point he even led the Seaforth military to fight the Germans and emerged winners. When Alastair Borthwick was given some time off by colonel Sym, he decided to write another book known as Sans Peur that explains how the experiences of the soldiers. Find out more about Alastair Borthwick: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/alastair-borthwick-gf0fkwlb07r