In Scotland, Alastair Borthwick carries the flag for his exceptional work in broadcast, journalism, and authorship. Everyone is a guru in his area of expertise and being exceptional is what makes the difference. The society remembers you for your exceptional works. What is your relevancy in your area of expertise? Another field that harbors so many celebrities is journalism and broadcast. It’s the field that built the legacy of Borthwick, and that makes him be celebrated fifteen years since his demise.
Who is Alastair Borthwick?
Alastair Borthwick was a Scottish journalist, author, and broadcaster who lived between 17th February 1935 and 25th September 2003. Rutherglen is his birth town but was raised in Troon before later shifting to Glasgow where he pursued Glasgow High school. At sixteen years, he started working for Glasgow Herald, a smaller newspaper firm where he wrote on a wide variety of articles. Through his writing for the Herald’s “open air” page, he discovered rock climbing which was mainly known for the rich and young working-class Glaswegians.
Borthwick is the author of many books with the popular one being “Always a Little Further” which was published in the year 1939. He also served with British armed forces in Western Europe, Sicily, and North Africa. Initially, Borthwick served as a private officer in the Highland Light Infancy, but as a result of his OTC experience, he was promoted to the level of the second lieutenant in 1939. Nevertheless, the commission was dissolved until 1941.
After the Word War II, Borthwick wrote another book, Sans Peur which gave the account of his regiment during the 2nd half of the war. For other parts of his vocation, he operated mostly as a TV and radio broadcaster, and continued with his writing occupation.
Alastair Borthwick contributions are evident and range from the world of literacy, broadcasting to mountain climbing. His relevancy is evident even after several years of his demise. His books have continued to shine the light to the younger generations, and his legacy is not only there to be remembered but has continued to be an eye-opener to many.