Alastair Borthwick as an Author

Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen but later moved to Glasgow at the age of eleven. He was determined to start making his wealth and joined the Glasgow Evening newspaper before mobbing to Glasgow Weekly Herald. He served many roles including; writing articles, editing films, compiling crossword as well as answering various queries asked by the readers. He earned a lot of experience while at this company. The weekly newspaper had an open forum through which Alastair Borthwick learned about the rock climbing adventure. Previously this activity was popular among the rich, but now it was gaining popularity among the youths and middle-class people. Even Alastair Borthwick was gained Interest.

During the Weekend Alastair Borthwick joined a group of hikers to explore the Scotland highlands. Most of the people belonged to the middle-class group and were unemployed. They hiked to relieve stress since they believed it’s not possible to sweat and think at the same time. Alastair Borthwick made a lot of Friends, and they shared their life experiences. He decided to write this outdoor adventure in a book Always a Little Further that was published in 1939 and has become popular across the globe. His characters included motorcyclists, bird watchers and the jobless people hence sharing the life experiences of the Scotland people.

James Fergusson interviewed Alastair Borthwick at the BBC studios, and due to his talent and confidence during a fifteen-minute radio talk, he was hired. Later Alastair Borthwick started his press club and participated in acting at the highest point of the Exhibition tower when the was a rainstorm, but he still wore a top hat and morning hat.

When the Second World War broke, Alastair Borthwick was in the front line to fight with the Seaforth Highlanders. He was a loyal soldier, and most of the time he served as an intelligence officer. At one time he led the battalion to war and sneaked at the Germans to emerge winners. His colonel gave him some time to go home and write about the activities of the war, and this motivated Alastair Borthwick to write another book Sans Peur. For more information, visit:


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