Alastair Borthwick – Writer And Journalist

Alastair Borthwick was a journalist, author, and broadcaster remembered by many. He has two novels that are considered classics by critics and the like. Interestingly, Borthwick dropped out of school to write and be an editor, where he also wrote articles on the town he lived in and about the people in it. Then he started working in journalism until he moved back to Glasgow from London after not enjoying it. One piece in general that he wrote called, “Always a Little Further” would become a hit based on a sport in Scotland.

Alastair Borthwick also served in the army during World War II as an intelligence officer. He then wrote about it in a book, which was met with critical acclaim. Borthwick settled down to a girl named Anne and took several hobbies such as fishing and broadcasted with BBC. He lived in various places with his wife to help out at festivals. Alastair then went into the television industry, producing many different programs. The writer and man of many talents would then pass away in 2003, after living in a nursing home for years.

Some of his greatest hits were stories on the environment with a thrilling recount of mountain climbing. “Always a Little Further” would be his masterpiece based on the working class. Hiking and climbing became popular back in the day and the declining economy only helped out even more with people using their time to climb with being unemployed. Alastair Borthwick had such a talent in writing about these adventures as he stood apart from many other writers of his generation. His writing style, details, and humor would make him stand apart from the others. Another popular writer called T.S. Eliot put it into print. Over time Borthwick knew he wanted to be a writer as he had a passion for the subject and was addicted to the craft. He took a lot of different jobs being a writer/journalist and stayed to his craft above all.


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