The Career of Passionate Journalist and Author Alastair Borthwick

An article from gives a rundown on the life of journalist, writer, and broadcaster Alastair Borthwick – who had a passion for Scotland, nature, writing, and more. He lived his life respecting anyone; no matter what occupation they had or stature and enjoyed writing, along with fishing on a daily basis. The author wrote about a couple of different topics ranging from the second World War, to a book about the nature of Scotland and to broadcasting later in his career. The authors best-regarded novel was “Always a Little Further,” which documented the beautiful nature of Scotland, along with the activities that they did at the time in mountain climbing. Published in the year 1939, the novel was appreciated by many of the people that lived in Scotland without jobs who took to the mountains to free their minds of all the bad that was going on in their lives and the book still remains a classic to this day.

“Always a Little Further” captured the movement of the people of Scotland during the time period vividly and accurately with Borthwick’s humorous details. Interestingly, the book was first denied but later accepted by T.S. Eliot and it proved to be the right decision as it turned out to be a hit. Alastair Borthwick started out as a writer and editor for his school’s paper. His career took a turn as he was fired as a reporter from a company, although that led him to radio broadcasting, which he found that he also had a passion for. Others realized that he had an innate talent for speaking on the radio and set aside a segment for him to talk about mountain climbing.

Alastair Borthwick’s experiences in World War II led to the creation of his book “Battalion – A British Infantry Unit’s Actions from El Alamein to the Elbe” Alastair Borthwick led his troops throughout the world as an intelligence officer, which could be risky and lead his group to death if not done correctly. The author had written the book based on his experiences from the war that became a hit among critics and fans.

Alastair Borthwick lived the rest of his life with his family and wife, along with broadcasting and settling down at a farm in Ayrshire.