Alastair Borthwick: Life at Work and In War

Alastair Borthwick lived a life full of adventure and fun times. He was a jovial and naturally creative writer whose work has transcended the oceans of time. Born in 1913, Alastair Borthwick lived in Troon as a young child and later on relocated to Glasgow where his career in journalist blossomed. He dropped out of school to pursue his passion for journalism. At this stage in life, Alastair Borthwick realized that the best place to begin his career was at a then-popular media company called Glasgow Herald.

Starting his career at the young age of 16, allowed him to grow steadily through the ranks and he was soon appointed to the post of editor. During his time in the company, he gained interest in an upcoming sport that had tongues wagging. It had become a frequent occurrence for the wealthy population of Glasgow to venture into the rough terrains of the highlands. They would engage in rock climbing a sport that is known to get one’s adrenalin going. A lot of his content was focused on this sport and the many aspects and areas it was practiced.

After a few years working at the Glasgow Herald, Alastair Borthwick decided to jump ship and start working at the Daily Mirror. At the time, this move would have been considered a step in the right direction, but for Alastair Borthwick, it simply did not cut it. He soon decided to follow his heart and go back to writing for Glasgow Herald. Around the same time, world war two was becoming a reality in many parts of the world. Alastair Borthwick was commissioned to join the army as an intelligence officer. As the conflict spread through most of Europe, Alastair Borthwick was part and parcel of the struggle until the end of the war.

After the war, Alastair Borthwick relocated together with his wife to Jura a small town in the highlands. This was, however, not the end of his adventures as soon after, he moved to Islay before deciding to go back home to Glasgow, where he continued to work in the media industry.

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