His writing career started at 16 when he left school and joined the Glasgow Herald. At first, reporters would call the newspaper and he would write down what they said. What they said would become articles in the newspaper. He was promoted at the newspaper to the point where he would be editing some of the feature pages.
His next step in his writing career was joining the London newspaper called The Daily Mirror in 1935. This was a good step in his career, but he did not like the atmosphere and lifestyle in London. After just a year, he quit the newspaper and returned to Glasgow, He did use his connections that he made in London to become a BBC radio correspondent in Glasgow.
In 1939, a collection of the Glasgow Herald articles were collected and published as a book titled Always a Little Further. It was nearly not published as the publisher called Faber took on subjects that only rich men are supposed to deal with. T.S. Was one of the directors at this publisher and insisted that that this book be published. It has been in print ever since.
His second book called Sans Peur, The History of the 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders was published after he was a World War II solder in the 5th battalion called the Seaforth Highlanders. He participated in battles in Sicily, North Africa, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. In the book, he talks about the battles that he fought with the Seaforth Highlanders in World War II. Like his previous book, it has been print ever since, but it was retitled in 1994 as Sans Peur, The History of the 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders. The critics did give this book rave reviews.
After these books, the author moved to TV in the 1960s where he managed to have 150 episodes that talked about a many different subjects.
This well-known media personality in Scotland died in 2003, but he is still remembered by readers and views.
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