There are not that many individuals that can be named as heroes of the Scottish community other than Alastair Borthwick. He is a Scotland native that spent almost his entire life writing about his life and the outdoors of his country. His writing has inspired millions over the years and has brought a large number of tourists and new business to the nation. Not only was Alastair a writer, but he spent time working as a producer, broadcaster, and for several years, an intelligence officer placed in the Seaforth Highlanders 5th Battalion.
Alastair Borthwick passed away in 2003 at the age of 90 years old, but he lived a fulfilled life since he was born in Rutherglen, Scotland in 1913. Alastair started working at the young age of 16 years old because he didn’t want to go through high school any longer. When he dropped out, the Glasgow Herald hired him, which was a local newspaper company. Alastair eventually became an editor for the Glasgow Herald, which is what got him started on his writing career and informing others about the Scottish outdoors.
Although he was an editor, Alastair received an offer at a more lucrative position in London at the Daily Mirror. It was a major improvement to Alastair’s career, but unfortunately, it was one that he could not handle long-term. Alastair living the city life consistently, which made him move back to his former home in Glasgow. After he returned home, Alastair turned to the radio rather than the local newspaper and he spent a few years as a radio correspondent. During his time on the radio, Alastair’s former company published a book that featured many works of Alastair Borthwick which was titled, “Always A Little Further“. Alastair’s parts in the book were focused on his contributions while he was at the Glasgow Herald and his impressive representation of Scotland to the foreign world.
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