Article About Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick was a famous writer, journalist, and broadcaster who was born in 1913 in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire and died in 2003 on 25th of September. Borthwick was married to Anne Corbett who also died in 2003, and they had one son together. Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen, but he grew up in Glasglow and Troon when he was young. Borthwick attended Glasglow High School, but he was unable to finish and did not graduate. He left high school at the age of 16 and went on to become a copy taker at the Glasglow Evening Herald taking down messages from correspondents. After this, he got an even busier role at the Glasgow Weekly Herald where he got promoted to be the editor of some papers. The Glasglow Weekly Herald was a publication that had 28 pages and employed only five staff members.

Some of the pages that author Alastair Borthwick was in charge of were the Women’s page and the Children’s page. His interest in outdoor recreation and mountain climbing grew as a result of his involvement in writing. The Glasglow Weekly Herald had an open-air page where Borthwick wrote about all his experiences and expertise on rock climbing. Borthwick stated that he had become an addict of the sport and later on all his experiences he wrote in his book ‘Always a Little Further.’ In the year 1935, Alastair Borthwick managed to secure a job at the Daily Mirror which was located on Fleet Street. He was very ambitious with his career, and this was a significant step up, but the London lifestyle did not appeal to him. He was sacked after one year, and he saw this as a blessing.

Alastair Borthwick took part in the Second World War as an Intelligent Officer in the 5th Battalion. They were referred to as the Seaforth Highlanders, and Borthwick took part in their travels across different nations such as France, Germany, Belgium, and North Africa. After the war ended Borthwick was asked to write about it, and the Battalion History was published in 1946. In the late 1970’s Borthwick and his wife moved to a nursing home in Beirth.

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