History tends to remember the strong or the brave depending on what has been done in their life. From time to time history will remember those of intellectual accomplishments. While athletes and soldiers get most of the glory in history, few scientist and authors share the same interest from people. In Glasgow, Scotland there was a celebrated author known for his talents who passed away. Alastair Borthwick has made many contributions as an author and as a person in his time.
Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen in 1913. He lived in many places throughout Europe including Troon and Glasgow which served as his home for many years off and on. Leaving Glasgow High school in 1929 he took his first writing job for the Glasgow Herald. In an article from thetimes.co.uk, Alastair later became one of the editors for the paper. It was at the paper that he became involved with the world of hill walking and climbing. His articles on these subjects brought the sport to a more mainstream appeal as it has served as a past time for the wealthy.
In 1935 Alastair Borthwick was granted his first major position in journalism at the Daily Mirror in London. While this was a better opportunity for him he returned to more humble roots in Glasgow taking a job in radio for the BBC. In 1939 he released a book titled “Always a Little Further” which you can purchase on Amazon.com. There was uncertainty about the books success by the publisher but the collection of his writings became a best seller and is still in print.
During the Second World War Alastair Borthwick was commissioned to the 5th Battalion as an intelligence officer. He saw action all over Europe and even into North Africa. Once the war had slowed down and conflict was ending, Alastair was asked to write the history of the 5th Battalion. In 1946 his second book was published titled “Sans Peur, The History of the 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, the Seaforth Highlands. This publication has been in print until 1994 when it made its reprint under a new title. Alastair Borthwick passed away on 9-25-2003.
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