Alastair Borthwick first-hand experience in war and adventure gave him a sense of direction where he lived to the fullest as a writer and a broadcaster. Compared to Alastair Borthwick, not many people can be able to demonstrate a human condition that they get subjected to whether good or bad. He wrote and published stories of success and failure which later led him to his career in broadcasting which eventually became a perfect match for him. Alastair Borthwick was an excellent storyteller who spoke to many people yet he did not seek for fame. His wish was to live a simple life where he can tell stories and live a peaceful life.
Alastair Borthwick was born in Scotland in the year 1973. Later he and his family migrated to Troon where he attended school. He dropped out of school at the age of 16 years and started working for the Evening times which was a tabloid newspaper in Glasgow. Afterward, he joined Glasgow Herald where his job was to simply to take down notes from massagers who called through the telephone. Afterward, he was given a role of editing the papers. He later rose to the rank of a writer where he was writing and compiling crosswords.
In 1935, Alastair migrated to London where he started working with the Daily Mirror. He left his paper and ventured in the other media opportunities. He later joined the BBC where he used to write scripts for its programs.
Alastair Borthwick would also develop special interests in the adventure. In the Scottish highlands, he linked up with the locals who would go for adventures in the hills where they would climb the hills during their free time. Alastair Borthwick would thereafter spend the majority of his time in hiking, mountain climbing, and other outdoor activities. During this time, hiking was only reserved for the rich. However, Alastair Borthwick was determined to change this mentality whereby he started writing to the common Scottish people to embrace these outdoor activities.
During the World War two, Alastair Borthwick joined the army and became a member of the 51st Highland Battalion. During his tenure in the military, he rose to the rank of a captain where he served as the intelligence officer.