He was one of the Scottish soldiers who fought for the country during the Second World War. Some of the positions that he held as a soldier was a battalion intelligence officer. Alastair Borthwick worked as a copy taker on the Evening Times during his early years. Years later, he joined Daily Mirror where he was hired as a reporter. After he lost his job at the newspaper company, he became a radio broadcaster. According to him, he felt that it was the best job for him. He was raised in Troon, Ayrshire.
After the end of the war, he started working as a producer in the local radio and TV stations. Borthwick’s writing talents were displayed when he wrote about 150 popular programs including Spellbinders. The former Scottish soldier was passionate about writing and would write about a thousand words in the morning and go fishing later in the day. He always believed that there was room for improvement in any work. Alastair Borthwick was involved in organizing several exhibitions in the country.
Mr. Borthwick died in 2003 aged 90 years. Always A Little Further and Sans Peur are some of his best works in literature. In Always A Little Further, he talks about a movement where people moved into the Scottish hills. The genre earned him national recognition. The main aim for the movement was to explore the beautiful mountains as the rate of unemployment was very high in many countries around the world. Years later, the movement spread to Europe and that led to the formation of the National Youth Hostels Associations. The participants hoped that they would use the adventures to have fun and avoid too much stress due to unemployment. There were no charges to participate in the hiking.
The former soldier was one of the hikers and spent a lot of time in moving into the mountains during the weekends where they slept under the rocks. During the adventure, he met some friends including Berry Pickers and Tramps. Always A Little Further consisted of memorable characters and there is a lot of humor in it.