Alastair Borthwick started his career early in life. After leaving school at the age of sixteen he worked his way up to working at the Glasgow Herald, which he wrote many articles about working-class families and life in the Glasgow area.
As the journalist grew in his career achievements he became a radio broadcaster for the BBC, and later authoring his first book called ‘Always a Little Further’ which is available on Amazon. Alastair Borthwick had found many interests in the outdoors of Scotland at a young age and that was the focus of his book, empathizing that outdoor activities can be for anyone in Scotland and not just for the higher class of society.
Later on, the author was appointed an Intelligence Officer in the Second World War. As the war went on Alastair went on to write about Battalion world history. In 1952 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Alastair Borthwick achieved many successful accomplishments throughout his career in journalism and broadcasting career. As per goodreads.com, as he grew older he worked more in television and radio, with Glasgow still holding a part of him even though he moved other places in Scotland.
He stayed an avid outdoorsman interested in many activities and still showing society that you don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy all kinds of sports in life. He wrote about those events in several published articles.
Alastair later settled down until his death in 2003. He is still remembered today as one of the best writers of his time and his books are still being read by many. Alastair believed in the underdogs of the world and knew for a fact they one can live very successful and satisfying lives in Scotland. He proved it by being very open about his own life and the goals he achieved.
Here’s another book from Borthwick: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Among-Scots-Alastair-Borthwick/dp/B000MU14SK