Whenever a legend passed away, there is always a story to be written– Alastair Borthwick was born in Scotland in 1913 just before the First World War, his parents moved to Glasgow thereafter where he joined the community high school which is the only form of education he ever had and while there he joined a subdivision of the Scotland army where he lent the basic defence skills. He later left school to join the local newspaper where his carrier as a writer starter. Alastair Borthwick wrote most of the content of the newspaper including the interactive fun puzzles. Adventure driven led him to surrounding areas in and around Glasgow port and isolated hills and mountains during his writing carrier with much of his early work and writing as a newspaper columnist, as a result, one of the most important past time sport of rock climbing was discovered.
During his adventures, in remote areas of Scotland, most of his open-air column was written. These write-ups were later published just before the beginning of the Second World War. Documenting the story of his time at Glasgow
When the war came he had to drop all his writing ambitions and join the army and served in many countries during the war including North Africa. His most astonishing accomplishments were when he single handily led his battalion behind enemy line in the dark without any map.
Alastair Borthwick was then asked to write a book about their encounter during the war by his commander, which he did and later published, this publication was his second book. Thought he got married when he was in the military, he and his wife moved to a countryside cottage after the war and this was when they had his first and only son.
Alastair Borthwick was later offered a job in the media industry where he continued as a radio broadcaster and a television presenter until his death.
Like they say “not all heroes are a legend but all legends are heroes” for his books, writing and his service to a great nation will always be remembered.