A Real Legend of the Time, Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick was a magical person who lived to the fullest in his time and left marks which will never be buried. He was born on February 1913 and lived for 90 years. In his life, Borthwick was at one time a writer of two interesting books, broadcaster, journalist, a war historian and a distinguished organizer of the national exhibition. His first literally genre, Always A Little Further was described as a vivid description of carefree times of wandering through the fantastic Scottish highlands. His second art, Sans Peur was written just before the end of Second World War. Sans Peur was later reissued in the 1980s and 1990s as Battalion that brought Borthwick to the second wave of acclaim.

Alastair Borthwick life

He was born in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire but brought up in Troon, Ayrshire. At the age of 11, Borthwick and his parent left to Glasgow a place he attended high school. At the age of 16, he dropped out of school and secured an opportunity to work at Glasgow Evening Herald as copytaker but promptly he graduated to busier roles. Due to the limited number of employees, Borthwick performed different tasks such as writing and editing films related to women and children, edited letters to editors, compiled crosswords and gave responses to readers` queries. He also at times participated in creating front pages.

Alastair Borthwick significant achievement in his career at Glasgow Herald happened when he started taking part of paper`s Open Air Page. Here, he discovered his interest in outdoor recreation activities and his passion for rock climbing. Alastair Borthwick lived a simple life, and he believed an ideal life was to write in the morning and catch a salmon in the evening. He was also a man of people who most of his friends were local berry pickers, tramps and other ordinary folks.

When the Second World War broke out, Borthwick signed to the Seaforths Highlander to defend his country again the enemies. His leading roles mainly occurred in parts of North Africa, Sicily, and Northern Europe. He was a loyal soldier, an act which won him Captain rank of the battalion, serving as the intelligence officer.