Alastair Borthwick Legacy as a writer

Alastair Borthwick was a proficient writer and journalist who had extensive skills in writing interesting materials to his audience. Alastair was born in Rutherglen in 1913 and raised in Troon. His interests in writing prompted him to start his career while he was still a teenager. Alastair Borthwick got an opportunity to work with the Evening Times and Glasgow Weekly Herald at his tender age. Alastair Borthwick had passion in writing, and he utilized his skills by writing and editing films belonging to children and women. Alastair also wrote letters and answered queries posted in the readers’ section. His skills improved considerably and later he ventured into radio broadcasting.

Alastair Borthwick had prowess in the broadcasting industry where his unique combination of talent and skills differentiated him from the rest of the broadcasters. He carried out broadcasting in a friendly tone and in an informal way that attracted a considerable following for his work. Alastair Borthwick also served as a soldier in the WW II while working with Seaforth Highland. He served in the regions of Western Desert, Sicily, and Europe. Alastair got an opportunity to rise and operate in the capacity of a captain leading a battalion of soldiers as an intelligence officer. Alastair moved with his family to Ayrshire after the end of the second world war.

Alastair Borthwick’s prowess as a writer and a distinguished journalist flourished his career. Alastair specialized in radio and television production after the second world war. He was an ardent adventurer who loved climbing mountains. Alastair also got an opportunity to work with Grammy television in the 1960s where he used his rare talent in scripting and presentation of programmes in different subjects. One of his famous books known as Always a Little Further describes the onset of the grassroots movement in Germany. The move was triggered by massive unemployment among the youth who decided to have adventure through hiking to relieve their stress. Alastair Borthwick was among them and enjoyed mountain climbing spending most of his weekend with the movement in the Scottish hills. Alastair died in 2013 leaving a rich legacy behind.Find out more about Alastair Borthwick: